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Our many wildlife patients need assistance, and you can help.

2017 Internship Program

We are now accepting applications for our 2017 Wildlife Internship Program until the end of February.

Are you interested in pursuing a career in Wildlife Care?
Do you have a passion for animals and a strong desire to learn?
Then download the details for our Internship programs.
If this is a fit for you ... send us your resumé!


As a Charitable Organization, Shades of Hope greatly values the gifts of time and talent that our Volunteers contribute. If you would like to offer your time and talent in the aid of helping injured and orphaned wildlife, please understand that this is a big commitment!

Regular ‘hands on’ help is needed to help with the day to day animal management. Volunteers will be required to sign up for regular ‘shifts’ on an ongoing basis. Responsibility and dependability are key. Please be aware that there is physical and dirty work involved! Cleaning cages and pens is a daily chore shared by all. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older to apply.Volunteer at Shades of Hope Wildlife Refuge

We are always looking for drivers to help transport animals when the rescuers cannot drive themselves. There is also a need for drivers to transfer animals to other facilities for specialized care.

Muscle and creativity are always an asset if you want to consider being a part of our maintenance team! Carpentry, electrical and plumbing skills are often needed as well.

We also offer a comprehensive Wildlife Internship Program. If you are seriously interested in a career working with wildlife, you may want to consider this program.

For more information, email

Wish List

  • Cleaning Supplies
    • Bleach
    • HE Laundry Detergent
    • Dawn Liquid Dishsoap
  • Paper Towels & Kleenex
  • Heating Pads
    • no auto shut off - older models
  • Cloth diapers
  • Soft small cloths & polar fleece
  • Vet Wrap
  • Pens & Markers
  • Heat Lamps
  • Lumber
  • Wire fencing
  • Feed Dishes
    • all sizes, but especially shallow heavy dishes
  • Wild Bird Seed
  • Local Chestnuts, Acorns, Maple Keys, Walnuts
  • Grain
    • Non-Medicated chick starter
    • Scratch Grain
    • Whole Kernal Corn
  • Kibble
  • Canned Dog & Cat Food
  • Cloth cages/carriers
  • Incubators
  • Aquariums
    • with lids only
    • 5 gallon or less
  • Kennel heater mats
  • Tree Branch Cuttings
  • Wood Chips
  • Mulch

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