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Voluntourism Spotlight: Rescue & Rehabilitate Florida Wildlife

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In Florida, animal lovers will find a unique volunteer opportunity. The South Florida Wildlife Center is one of the largest wildlife centers in the U.S. This week is your chance to help in the rescue and rehabilitation process. Tune into Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio on Saturday for more information and check back every Wednesday for more voluntourism opportunities.

The South Florida Wildlife Center treats 250 different species a year. It’s one of the few places in Florida where volunteers work hand-on with animals in need. In the last year, volunteers dedicated more than 29,000 hours to help thousands of animals.

As a volunteer,  you are active in every aspect of the organization’s mission to rescue, rehabilitate, and release Florida’s native wildlife.  Tasks include nursery help and caring for the baby animals, grounds maintenance, helping take care of sick wildlife.

Geared toward long-term volunteers,  there is a weekly commitment for three months. If you are looking for a volunteer travel opportunity, you need to be able to at least give a week of your time to this organization. Click here to complete the volunteer application.