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Join Us

Since 2001, the CWRC has been dedicated to providing veterinary care and rehabilitation for injured, orphaned, and sick wildlife. On average we care for 150-400 animals every year, and each year the numbers of animals requiring assistance grows. The CWRC is funded solely by donations and fundraising, and our operation is only made possible through our volunteers.


Volunteer with the CWRC

We are always in need of additional volunteer support; and though we do have specific areas where volunteers are most needed, any donation of time or skills is greatly appreciated.

Areas where we require specific help include: animal care, animal transport, administrative assistance, fundraising, book-keeping and accounting, construction of enclosures, and education program development and delivery. Our insurance requires volunteers in some roles to be 18+, including any roles involving wildlife.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with CWRC, please read the Volunteer Information Sheet

Print and fill out the “About You” side of the form and mail it to the address on the form.


Contact us by phone or email to discuss present opportunities.

Phone: 902-893-0253

Orientation and Training - Wildlife Volunteers

Our Wildlife Operations Manager, Brenda Boates, is certified by the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council. She works tirelessly with our volunteers, including veterinarians, and students, to provide the highest standards of rehabilitative care to our patients. 


The CWRC provides on the job training, and we can also can provide access to additional manuals and training information. Volunteers will initially be working one on one with a senior team member, gradually taking on tasks independently.

The CWRC can provide a reference letter, certificate of appreciation, and a record of hours for our volunteers.

Time Commitment

For those interested in volunteering with wildlife care, a minimum of 4 hrs/week is requested, preferably at a consistent time each week. This helps with initial training and with scheduling coverage of wildlife care.


  1. Up-to-date tetanus vaccine (recommended but not required) for animal care positions

  2. Contact information for two references

  3. Resumé

  4. Live in Nova Scotia and have reliable transport to and from shifts.

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