Wildlife Rescue League operates a wildlife hotline in the Northern Virginia and surrounding areas to inform the help them find a wildlife rehabilitator. WRL also educates the public about the natural history of native wildlife, coexisting with it, and preventing the need for wildlife rehabilitation.
WRL has two types of support needs: transport and hotline support.
Transport volunteers are needed for:
- Short, ad hoc trips
- Long, scheduled trips between rehabilitators
- Daily pick-ups from the Fairfax Animal Shelter
This project is year round, although Spring and Summer have a greater transport volume.
Retreive messages left by the public, shelter, or veterinarian’s office in a voice messaging system (VMS). The volunteer will return the call, providing advice or a referall to a wildlife rehabilitator. Volunteers work designated shifts from their own homes calling into the VMS. WRL asks volunteers to commit to signing up for 3-4 two to two and a half hour shifts per month.
This project is year round and takes place in the volunteer’s home or anywhere they have access to a phone and internet.
(Service code: consolidated with S081)