The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons depends upon volunteers for a wide variety of tasks, and because the animals here depend on us for their very existence, we do ask for a serious commitment from our volunteers. If you are interested in any of the following volunteer opportunities, please call us for an application. Volunteers can help the animals in a variety of ways! Call us at (631)728-4200. An application will be sent to you and a staff member will contact you for an interview.
Provide direct animal care which includes cleaning cages, bedding and food bowls Give injured wild animals intensive, time-consuming care like handfeeding, preparing formulas or slurry, and basic medical care.
Help monitor the animals' health, observe behavior and provide important feedback to staff.
These volunteers are required to make a 3 month minimum commitment and to adhere to a standard weekly schedule. Volunteer shifts are a minimum of 3 hours a week. Shifts are daily from 8 am to 11 am, 11 am to 2 pm, 3 pm to 6 pm and a summer shift of 5 pm to 8 pm. Volunteers are required to have a health plan in effect.
Our Center maintains several non-releasable animals for presentations to schools and civic groups. The volunteer would learn how to handle birds on gloved hands, remove and replace bird in cage. Assists in education presentations. Would learn falconers knot and use of jesses..
As calls are received by us from the public regarding injured wildlife, volunteers will be called to contain the animal and bring it to either our Center or the nearest veterinary hospital. Rescue/Transport training classes are given twice a year. Volunteers will not be called for potentially dangerous rescues until this class is taken.
Performs various clerical duties, such as using a copy machine, filing, computerized data entry, assisting with mailings, answering phones.
The first step to becoming a member of the Board of Directors! Vacancies exist for our Fundraising Committee, our Volunteer Committee, and our Education Committee. Enjoy socialization and making a difference in your community and the lives of our injured wild patients.
Are you interested in helping out on a less regular basis? Volunteers are need to organize and prepare our mailings (including newsletters and event invitations) a few times throughout the year. We are also looking for volunteers to help at our fund-raising events (organization, setting up, cleaning up, etc.).
228 W. Montauk Highway
Hampton Bays, NY 11946
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The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the rehabilitation of wild animals impacted by encroachment of humans on their habitat. It is a grass roots organization that grew from a few concerned friends to a group of over 1000 members and supporters. The center is a full-time professional wildlife hospital staffed by licensed rehabilitators, biologists, animal behaviorists and volunteers. Over 100 people have been trained to assist in wildlife rescues. The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center is located on Munn’s Pond Park through a cooperative licensing agreement with Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation. The center is situated on a greenbelt of public land parcels totaling several thousand acres and stretches from Tiana Bay to Peconic Bay located on the eastern end of Long Island, NY. This is a unique and irreplaceable ecosystem consisting of salt and fresh water wetlands, pine barrens, deciduous forest and meadowland. It is the perfect setting for a wildlife rehabilitation center. The hospital is designed exclusively for wild animals. Unlike a veterinary hospital, there are no ambient noises or smells to stress the wildlife that are recovering within. The Wildlife Rescue Center receives over 10,000 calls each year for information or assistance with wild animal encounters. We also provide educational programs to local elementary and secondary schools. Students from local colleges participate in cooperative education programs and internships. The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center annual operating budget exceeds $750,000, almost all of which comes from the generosity of people like you. Thank you for your continued support and generosity.