Volunteers are needed by the California Living Museum (CALM) to learn how to care for young and injured animals in its Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Applications are being accepted now for the Wildlife Rehabilitation Course which will be held from 3-5 p.m. on March 27, April 3 and April 10 at CALM. Volunteers must attend all three sessions to qualify. Participation requires a minimum of three nights each month for home care and/or assisting CALM a minimum of two, four hour days each month (April-September). If you are interested, contact Curator Don Richardson at (661) 872-2256, ext. 15 to register.
CALM receives more than 500 birds, mammals and reptiles through their state-permitted Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Animals received are either injured, orphaned or otherwise unable to live in the wild. Care is time-consuming and requires detailed attention.
Volunteers will learn how to care for young and injured animals including nutrition, feeding and basic animal husbandry. Training material will be provided; however, participants are encouraged to bring notebooks.