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Volunteers are the backbone of Native Animal Rescue. As a volunteer, your contribution makes a BIG difference and helps give wildlife a second chance.  Native Animal Rescue is a great place for people who are passionate about wildlife conservation. Even if you’re not working directly with the animals, watching as they are returned back to the wild is a powerful and extremely satisfying experience.

Needed Now (posted August 12, 2014): Volunteers to rehabilitate raccoons on their property. For a complete description of the requirements for this “job” visit the Job Description for Volunteers Interested in Rehabilitating Raccoons.

Drivers Needed: NAR is creating a call list of volunteers willing to drive young native animals from NAR located on 17th Avenue to various home rehabilitation facilities in the area. A typical trip would be from NAR on 17th Ave. to rehab facilities in Boulder Creek, Watsonville, or Gilroy where the animals receive specialized care. The round trip from NAR to Boulder Creek is 36 miles, from NAR to Watsonville is 32 miles, and from NAR to Gilroy is 62 miles.

To transport fawns, you will need:

  • A big heart
  • A vehicle (sedan, hatchback, station wagon, SUV, van, or pickup)
  • A driver’s license
  • Automobile insurance
  • About one to two hours of your time

The animal will be in a secure box, carrier, or crate.

If you are interested and able to perform this much needed service, please contact Eve at

Children under 18 years of age can only volunteer if they are accompanied by an adult.

To be a Native Animal Rescue volunteer,

  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • You must work within Native Animal Rescue’s guidelines.
  • You must understand that the goal of Native Animal Rescue is to release animals into the wild.
  • You must attend a one training session per year.

Many types of volunteer activities are available including direct animal care, laundry, cleaning, phone service, graphic design and data entry.

To volunteer, contact Eve.

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