Tufts Wildlife Clinic accepts volunteers seven days a week. Monday through Friday, our volunteers work for a minimum of one four-hour shift per week, either in the morning(8:00am-12:00pm) or afternoon(1:00pm-5:00pm). On weekends, our volunteers work from 8:00-12:00pm only.
Our volunteers perform a variety of services. Our animal room volunteers are the backbone of the clinic workforce. Without them we would not be able to operate effectively, especially during the busy spring and summer months. Our first priority is always the care and feeding of the animals. This includes cage cleaning, food preparation and assisting with medical treatments as needed. It also includes maintenance of the animal room, specifically, and the clinic as a whole. After animal care, the next priorities are laundry, sweeping, mopping and other general maintenance tasks. Volunteers may also be asked to keep track of animal room inventory, stock items throughout the clinic, develop and file radiographs, clean and sterilize surgical equipment, and run clinic-related errands for the staff. Some phone coverage may also be required.
In the spring and summer we have a particular need for drivers to transport animals that are ready for rehabilitation to licensed rehabilitators all over the state.
If you think you might be able to contribute to Tufts Wildlife Clinic as a volunteer and are able to make a minimum commitment of six months with a four-hour shift once a week, please fill out the volunteer application. If you would like to speak with someone at the clinic about volunteering, please call 508-839-7918.