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Animal Care Assistance Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in working with the Bi-State Wildlife Hotline. Please fill out the following form and click Submit to send your information to our Volunteer Coordinator.

Animal Care Assistant Application

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This application is specifically for the Animal Care Assistant position at 375 Uthe Lane, Black Jack (Florissant) MO 63033. Please make sure you are prepared to travel to this location.

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New volunteer training has concluded for the 2016 baby season. If you have previous experience with wildlife, or if you would like to assist with animal pickups or administrative duties, until the next training session, please fill out the application below and we will get back to you as soon as we can. It is our busy season, so please be patient.

We know that everyone who comes in as a new volunteer really wants to help with wild babies. We promise you, there will be babies - more than you know what to do with.  However, babies don't get here, and animals suffer if we don't answer our phones. Our phone system is tied to everyone's cell phones. You choose what hours and days you are willing to help out on phones, and we can program that.  We do REQUIRE that EVERY volunteer help with phone calls. This is imperative. When we don't answer the phone and it goes to voicemail, people do really stupid things, like giving the babies to someone else who leaves with the animal, or they feed bizarre things to the animal, or call another agency that just comes out to kill it. We MUST make phone calls a priority.

A HUGE part of our workload during the spring and summer is picking up animals from homeowners, business owners, etc. People are scared to touch it or unwilling to drive it anywhere. These people rarely donate. With a new volunteer, we add your home and work zip code to our locator map (only we can see it) and we would call or text you when something needs pick up near you. We can help you gather the equipment, but we are unable to purchase catch poles and nets, or buy your gas at this time.  Usually all you need to do pickup is a couple of towels, maybe some gloves, and a pet crate of some kind.

Obtaining a wildlife rehab permit from the state and rehabbing from home takes TIME. They require that you have letters of recommendation from organizations like ours, a veterinarian that accepts wildlife and vouches for you, and 3 years experience in the field. It's tough. However, we desperately need more rehabbers in BOTH states!! We would love to help anyone who is interested in getting a permit down the road. Just know that it's a time consuming process.

Wildlife Specialist Phone Operator Application

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This application is specific for those interested in helping with our virtual call center as a Wildlife Specialist Phone Operator. Please fill out and submit the following:

Every call that comes into us is a potential animal suffering, starving, freezing, in need of our help. We try VERY hard to make sure that all calls are answered and that none get forwarded to voicemail. Our phone system is tied to all of our cell phones and/or home phones, across a very wide area. You choose what hours and days you are willing to help out on phones, and we can program that into our phone system. You are never ALONE when you are on phones and we have a chat room online that you can use from your phone or computer/tablet to stay in touch with us every minute of every call if you need help. When we don't answer the phone and it goes to voicemail, people do really stupid things, like giving the babies to someone else who leaves with the animal, or they feed bizarre things to the animal or call another agency that just comes out to kill it. We MUST make phone calls a priority. This is a battle we face every year and we are desperate to find people who can help with our phone overload!

During baby season these calls can get quite overwhelming, and we need people who truly understand how important it is. Each call is potentially saving numerous lives!

Animal Care Assistant Application

Fields marked with an * are required

This application is specifically for the Animal Care Assistant position at 375 Uthe Lane, Black Jack (Florissant) MO 63033. Please make sure you are prepared to travel to this location.

Fields marked with an * are required

New volunteer training has concluded for the 2016 baby season. If you have previous experience with wildlife, or if you would like to assist with animal pickups or administrative duties, until the next training session, please fill out the application below and we will get back to you as soon as we can. It is our busy season, so please be patient.

We know that everyone who comes in as a new volunteer really wants to help with wild babies. We promise you, there will be babies - more than you know what to do with.  However, babies don't get here, and animals suffer if we don't answer our phones. Our phone system is tied to everyone's cell phones. You choose what hours and days you are willing to help out on phones, and we can program that.  We do REQUIRE that EVERY volunteer help with phone calls. This is imperative. When we don't answer the phone and it goes to voicemail, people do really stupid things, like giving the babies to someone else who leaves with the animal, or they feed bizarre things to the animal, or call another agency that just comes out to kill it. We MUST make phone calls a priority.

A HUGE part of our workload during the spring and summer is picking up animals from homeowners, business owners, etc. People are scared to touch it or unwilling to drive it anywhere. These people rarely donate. With a new volunteer, we add your home and work zip code to our locator map (only we can see it) and we would call or text you when something needs pick up near you. We can help you gather the equipment, but we are unable to purchase catch poles and nets, or buy your gas at this time.  Usually all you need to do pickup is a couple of towels, maybe some gloves, and a pet crate of some kind.

Obtaining a wildlife rehab permit from the state and rehabbing from home takes TIME. They require that you have letters of recommendation from organizations like ours, a veterinarian that accepts wildlife and vouches for you, and 3 years experience in the field. It's tough. However, we desperately need more rehabbers in BOTH states!! We would love to help anyone who is interested in getting a permit down the road. Just know that it's a time consuming process.