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Would you like to be involved in helping wildlife on Cape Cod?

Come to the new volunteer orientation being offered this fall.

Cape Wildlife Center

Saturday October 14 1-3pm

4011 Main Street, Barnstable

Cape Wildlife Center’s mission is to protect wildlife through rescue, rehabilitation, and education. Each year Cape Wildlife Center receives nearly 2,000 patients and answers thousands of wildlife calls from the public. Cape Wildlife center receives only sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. No domestic or feral species are received or treated.

There is nothing more rewarding than watching healed wild animals be released back into their natural habitat. This is accomplished by the dedication and hard work of the veterinary and animal care staff and the large group of trained volunteers. Volunteers are used in many capacities and help keep the center running smoothly. 

For those interested in doing direct animal care, training and mentoring by skilled caregivers is provided. We see 225 species of wildlife so there is always something to learn and everyday is different. We also need volunteers to do grounds work and gardening, building repairs, transport, administrative, and reception area tasks. We operate three buildings on 4.5 acres, so we can use just about any skill you have. It all goes to help our facility take care of our patients.

Volunteer hours translate to dollars and are one of the best ways to keep our costs down so that all donations can go to animal care. Volunteers are an integral part of achieving our mission of caring for wildlife in need, teaching others about wildlife and encouraging humane stewardship of wildlife.

Your time, energy and commitment are invaluable to us.

Come to the orientation on October 14 and learn how you can become a part of the team.

Contact caryn@friendsofcapewildlife.org to reserve a spot.