Join Us!

Why Volunteer?

Volunteers are a critical element to the success of Wildlife Rescue! Not only do you get to spend time working with animals but you get the reward of seeing them returned to the wild or placed in a loving home. 

No matter what interests you or how much time you can spare, with so many different volunteer opportunities at Carolina Waterfowl Rescue there’s bound to be one that suits you. 


You must be at least 18 years of age and with dependable transportation.

Volunteers should be able to lift 25lbs and be in general good health. 

Volunteers working with animals must have a tetanus booster and can not be immune compromised. You can not volunteer with the birds if you have had a positive TB (tuberculosis) test. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Outside Animal Care – Provide animals in the outside cage facility with food, water and a clean cage.  You must commit to at least one shift a week for 2 hours. We can sometimes split shifts  when needed.

First Responder – be trained to arrive on the scene of an injured or orphaned animal, assess whether it actually needs help, safely capture it and bring it back to the facility for care.

Transport Drivers – Take injured animals to veterinary appointments, to our sanctuary, release sites and other facilities.

Community Coordinators – Help us maintain and build online communities through Facebook, Twitter and other networking sites. Also cross posting on Craig’s List and other free classified to help obtain donations and other materials. If you’re spending time online and like dealing with people this job is for you!

Adoption Coordinators – Assist with the placement of our exotic and domestic animals.  You would be accepting applications, doing home checks and making sure animals are going to an appropriate loving home. You get the chance to work with a wide variety of exotic and domestic birds.  Adoption coordinators can assist with their local area or all over the state. 

Fund Raising – Our organization is funded entirely on donations.  You can assist us with holding fundraisers, bake sales, collecting ink cartridges and cell phone or just about anything you can dream up!

Educational Ambassadors – Visit schools, scout troops and other groups to talk about wildlife and our environment. If you are going to school for environmental studies, teaching or just want to work with the animals this is a great opportunity for you!

Hotline Volunteers – Assist callers with orphaned or injured animal, provide referrals to other rescuers and give out nuisance wildlife advice. This is a great opportunity to work from any location, making phone calls from any phone.

Ready to join us? 

Click HERE to complete the volunteer application.

For more information, or questions regarding the volunteer process, please email