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Tufts Wildlife Clinic accepts volunteers seven days a week. Monday through Friday, volunteers work for a minimum of one, four-hour shift per week, either in the morning (8:00am-12:00 pm) or afternoon (1:00pm-5:00 pm). On weekends, volunteers work from 8:00-12:00 pm only.

The volunteers perform a variety of services. As the backbone of the workforce, the Tufts Wildlife Clinic would not be able to operate effectively without the animal room volunteers, especially during the busy spring and summer months. The first priority is always the care and feeding of the animals, which 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 is fulfilled, laundry, sweeping, mopping and other general maintenance tasks need to be completed. 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, there is a particular need for drivers to transport animals that are ready for rehabilitation to licensed rehabilitators all over the state.

If 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.

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