Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Positions

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with Animals in Distress Assn.  We are a wildlife rehabilitation organization operating in the Treasure Valley since 1987.  Our avian facility, the Ruth Melichar Bird Center, is open 7 days a week, but the hours fluctuate depending on the arrival of baby birds.  Our approximate hours are 9am-1pm Oct-Mar and 8am-8pm Apr-Sep. Annually we rehabilitate over 3,000 birds and waterfowl, 300 mammals and field over 5,000 calls a year regarding injured, orphaned and nuisance wildlife.

 


 Ruth Melichar Bird Center
4650 N. 36th St. Boise, Idaho 83703
Volunteer Position
As in all volunteer work with animals, there is a lot of cleaning involved.  LaurenDavisScrubbing cages and perches, cleaning outdoor enclosures, changing cages and aviaries as well as food preparation, laundry and watering plants are just a few of the daily chores.                                                                                                        
Contact Volunteer Coordinator Sandra at:   helpidahowildlife@hotmail.com
 

Transport Team for Ruth Melichar Bird Center
Volunteer Position
– Off Site Runner – This position requires on-call and immediate response to rescue, pick-up, and transport orphaned or injured birds to the Bird Center OR Veterinarian.  It may also include the transport of birds from the Bird Center to other rehabilitators.
       Contact Volunteer Coordinator Sandra at:   helpidahowildlife@hotmail.com  

Baby Squirrel Home Care 
Volunteer Position
Contact – Toni at:  208/345-0559
– Home Care Caregiver – This position requires time and commitment to bottle feed and care for baby squirrels in your ownMisc July - Sept 2011 091 cropped home.  You will receive the training you need to properly care for these orphaned baby squirrels.  This is definitely a hands-on volunteer position.
Taking care of baby squirrels is both addicting and rewarding.  You will receive all the training you and your family need to care for these little creatures.  Contact Toni at:  208/345-0559  

 Transport Team for Mammals
Squirrels:  Contact Toni at:  208/345-0559
Mammals other than squirrels:  Mady at: 208/344-0468
Mammal Rescue Training Provided by Toni & Mady
Volunteer Position

– Off Site Runner – This position requires on-call and immediate response to rescue, pick-up, and transport orphaned or injured squirrels to AIDA OR Veterinarian.  It may also include the transport of baby squirrels from AIDA to other rehabilitators.

 

 


 Questions? 
     Contact Volunteer Coordinator Sandra Williams at:     helpidahowildlife@hotmail.com  
Thank you for caring about the wildlife in our community.