WREN needs assistance researching the following topics:
Latest updates and news articles relevant to our native wildlife in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee
Coexisting and conflict resolutions regarding humans and wildlife
Potential sponsors and vendors
Any updates to rehab policies and state and federal wildlife regulations
Statistics for wildlife trauma resulting from human activity
This only requires a few hours every week or every month. You can even sign up for just one project if you desire. We constantly need assistance with gathering information relevant to our mission. Any help is appreciated.
THIS PROGRAM WILL START POSSIBLY IN SPRING OF 2021. Training starts in fall of 2020. Young wild animals are often mistaken for orphans and are kidnapped by well-meaning individuals. Removing a young wild animal from their natural habitat decreases their chances of surviving and their ability to later thrive in their natural world. Many animals are able to be reunited with their parents successfully. But often individuals do not feel comfortable doing so. That's where you can step in to assist! We will train our existing volunteers how to assess the situation, reunite if able, educate the public about the natural history of our wild neighbors, and provide coexisting tips.
How to become a WREN Responder:
Attend in person training workshops (postponed until 2021 due to Covid-19)
Sign up for required online lectures for further education (coming soon)
Work with a local rehabber, veterinary personnel, or WREN with each case to determine the best course of action
Agree to abide by state, federal, and WREN rules and regulations
TRAINING PENDING AVAILABLE SHIFTS. TRAINING ONLY. NO OFFICIAL POSITIONS UNTIL POSSIBLY 2021. We appreciate the need for a wildlife hotline that can reduce the burden on wildlife rehabbers and veterinary personnel while providing immediate assistance to the public. We do not currently have the ability to train volunteers ourselves. But thanks to AHNow, we were connected with a volunteer organization that assists the public with wildlife emergencies and conflict resolutions. They have agreed to let our volunteers to sign up for a virtual shift when and if available to receive training.
Live chat or hotline volunteers
Eighteen years of age
Have telephone service and Internet access
Commit two hours a week sometime between 8 am to 11 pm eastern time zone
Complete 6-hour online training and attend volunteer orientation (virtually)
Our future goal is to possibly have a similar program with hotline shifts and live chats depending on volunteer interest and funding.