WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CLINIC · 1864 LITTLE BRENNAN ROAD · HIGH RIDGE, MISSOURI 63049 · (636) 677-3670
Volunteer Application | Donate With PayPal

How Can I Help?


1.) Volunteer On-Site/ Care For Wildlife

Volunteers save the lives of hundreds of wild animals each year!  The Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic depends on it's dedicated volunteers who work one shift each week.  We have two shifts each day, seven days a week.  We are always in need of dedicated individuals over 18, who would like to learn more about our native Missouri wildlife and have a desire to make a difference in the lives of animals.  It is especially rewarding to care for the animals in our facility and each volunteer position entails plenty of hard work with great reward.

Volunteer Application - Online Form
~ OR ~
Volunteer Application - Fillable PDF
- Form will open as a pdf file.
- Right click on the form and save it on your computer.
- Open the saved file and fill out the application and save it again.
- Then email the completed application as an attachement to info@wild-life-rehab.com.
~ OR ~
Print form and mail it to WRC, 1864 Little Brennan Rd, High Ridge, MO 63049.

So You Want To Volunteer?

Minimum requirements:

  • You MUST be at least 18 years old. Why? For 2 reasons: Liability insurance and Immune system development. The animals we come in contact with can have "zoonotic" diseases and parasites that can be transferred to human beings. With proper hygiene and good common sense, it rarely happens, but it is a possibility.


  • Tetanus inoculation. We ask that everyone be inoculated for tetanus. Tetanus can be a very serious disease. Scratches from cages is very common.


  • You must be able to work a 5-6 hour shift every week. We have 14 shifts per week, morning shifts are from 9 am to 1 pm and evening shifts are from 7 pm to 11 pm. We ask that each volunteer commit to 1 shift per week, on a regular basis. During the busy months (March - October), the shifts can run longer and during the winter months they are shorter.

How will I know what to do? If you like animals, we can teach you everything else you need to know. It can take years to be totally proficient, but the basics come quickly, especially during baby seasons.

For animal lovers who are not old enough
, there are things that you can do that are not animal contact: Make squirrel boxes, make beds for the animals, fund-raising, plant flowers, etc.

Spring and Summer are our busiest times.  Mammals are raising their young and with so much human development around, many of these babies get into trouble or lose their mothers.
Fall and Winter are times for wildlife release and taking care of injured adults.  It is also a time to get things ready for the next Spring.

Volunteers help native Missouri mammal wildlife in many ways:

  • Animal Care Assistants

  • Maintenance and General Building Repairs

  • Building Cages & Animal Boxes

  • Education

  • Event Coordination

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2.) Fundraising & Events Volunteer

If working directly with animals isn't your thing but you still want to help, we are always looking for volunteers to help with fundraising events. We do several events every year. Events such as: Open House, Trivia Nights, Wine-Tasting, Bowling Nights, Mouse Races, Casino Nights, Texas Hold 'Em Tournaments, just to name a few. This is our main source of funds for the year. Without these events we would not be able to keep our doors open. We need help planning these events, getting donations, PR, setting up and working the events. You don't have to do it all, you can help with any part you are able to.

Volunteer Application
Form will open as a pdf file. Right click on the form and save it on your computer. Open the saved file and fill out the application and save it again. Then email the completed application as an attachement to info@wild-life-rehab.com. ~ OR ~ Print form and mail it to WRC, 1864 Little Brennan Rd, High Ridge, MO 63049.

 

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3.) Donate

It is easier than ever to donate to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic through PayPal.  You can donate wherever you see a PayPal logo or "Howie" the baby raccoon icon on this site.  Of course you can still mail or drop off your donations to the clinic if you choose.

           

Did you ever wonder what your donation goes to? Here is a list of what it costs us to care for these animals.

Species
Average cost per month
Average length of stay in months
Cost per animal
Rabbit
$32.00
1
$32.00
Squirrel
$52.00
3
$156.00
Opossum
$63.00
4
$252.00
Raccoon
$73.00
4
$292.00
Skunk
$63.00
4
$252.00
Beaver
$104.00
24
$2500.00
Fox
$63.00
5
$315.00
Groundhog
$73.00
4
$292.00
Coyote
$63.00
3
$189.00
Mink
$52.00
2
$104.00



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4.) E-Scrip

E-Scrip is a program with participating merchants that will automatically donate a portion of your purchase to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic.  Registration is as easy as 1-2-3, click on below link for more information.

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5.) GoodSearch Search Engine

Fundraising has been taken to new heights with this wonderful search engine. GoodSearch will donate money to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic with just a click of your mouse. Use the link below for all your internet searches and GoodSearch will donate to the clinic with each and every query. You can even add a toolbar to your browser for quick and easy access. Please give it a try!!!

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6.) Wish List - Download: Wish List

Collect items from our wish list to help us care for the wildlife in our care.


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7.) Allow us to release rehabilitated wildlife on your property - Download: Release Site Application

Missouri Department of Conservation requires us to release all of our rehabilitated on private property in Missouri.  We can not release on any government or park property.


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8.) Good at sewing or building? - Help make baby beds, sacks, and nest boxes for our wildlife patients.
This is a great scout project!!
Click on one of the below images for written instructions:

 
  Used for baby squirrels and baby opossums  
Used for baby raccoons 
  Used for Juvenile and Adult Opossums
  Used for Juvenile and Adult Squirrels

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9.) Purchase a Commemorative Brick


We have set aside multiple areas for a commemorative pathway.  If you would like to purchase a brick to be engraved with your personal message, i.e. birthday, wedding date, passing of a loved one, etc., click on one of the order forms below. 

The 4x8 commemorative brick costs $100, of which $81 is tax deductible.

4x8 Commemorative Brick Order Form

The 8x8 commemorative brick costs $150, of which $120 is tax deductible.

8x8 Commemorative Brick Order Form

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic is an all volunteer, non-profit 501(c)3 organization which specializes in the rehabilitation of native Missouri mammals and is licensed by the Missouri Department of Conservation.