Here are the many ways you can help us help the animals.

Our volunteers are the lifeblood of Wild at Heart. We are a non-profit charitable organization and nearly 100% of our activities are volunteer-run. We are always seeking new volunteers who are passionate about the environment, wildlife, education, fundraising, and construction to help us continue to build our organization so we can continue to grow.


Wild at Heart has many opportunities for volunteers and we welcome your unique skills and experience to our organization! We are always looking for new volunteers in all areas of animal care, animal rescue/pick-up, education, fundraising, and construction. Please fill out the form below if you are interested.

Co-op Placement

We welcome students into our facility to complete high school co-op placement as well as college/university placements.

The work at the centre can be very demanding, and requires a lot of cleaning, lifting, and close attention to detail. Please only contact us for co-op opportunities if you have transportation to the centre (city bus does come to Lively), are dependable, and have a genuine interest in wildlife.

Please e-mail mail@wahrefugecentre.org


All intern positions are voluntary and full time. Position duration varies from a minimum of 2 months up to maximum of 6 months, 5 days per week, 40-50 hours per week. Schedule is rotating and includes days, evenings and weekends. Preference will be given to intern applicants dedicated to internships longer than 2 months. All applicants must be 18 years or older.

The successful interns will gain valuable practical experience in wildlife rehabilitation techniques while caring for a variety of native mammals, birds, and reptiles. Duties include animal admissions, diet preparation and feeding, cage cleaning, medication administration, wound management, and other daily care needs of the wildlife patients. No experience is necessary, but commitment to the duration of the internship is required.

If you are interested in joining the internship program, please email a cover letter and resume to mail@wahrefugecentre.org

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Wild at Heart! Please contact our Centre at 705-692-4478 or by email at mail@wahrefugecentre.org if you have any questions about volunteering.

Please note that before you can begin volunteering, an orientation is required. Our volunteer coordinator will be in contact with you as soon as possible.

Thank you for filling out the Wild at Heart volunteer application form! We welcome anyone with a genuine interest in preserving wildlife in and around our community!

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