Volunteer Opportunities

East Valley Wildlife is run on 100% volunteer power and new faces are always welcome.

We ask new volunteers to pay $20.00 to offset the cost of the start up kit. In addition to caring for wildlife, members purchase feed and supplies in bulk, transport wildlife, teach classes within the community, work to raise funds and offer clerical support. 

If you are interested in volunteering, use the Volunteer Form and an information packet will be sent to you. Here is a brief description of opportunities.  Of course, there is always opportunity for non-traditional help, too.

EVW Contact Contact East Valley Wildlife at 480-814-9339 ... EastValleywildlife@gmail.com or facebook

Direct Care Volunteers

Raising Orphaned Songbirds

The care and feeding of orphaned baby birds. Most of the orphaned songbirds we raise have to be fed throughout a 12-14 hour period during daylight hours, 7 days a week. (Babies don't have to be fed throughout the night.) This is not a job for someone who works outside of the home.
Orphaned Ducklings Raising Orphaned Ducklings

Care and Feeding of orphaned ducklings found on community lakes. Ducklings eat on their own and are more self-sufficient than most baby birds. They're also messy, so frequent cage cleaning is necessary. Some volunteers with limited space, raise the ducklings until they're ready to graduate to greener pastures such as a horse property set-up.
Orphaned Small Mammals Raising Orphaned Small Mammals

The care and feeding of orphaned cottontails, jackrabbits and squirrels. Cute, cuddly looking and very fragile! Wild bunnies are not the same as our domestic varieties, and like all the wildlife we raise, they must be raised to be wild so they can be safely released and prepared to survive in the wild.
Front Line Action Wildlife Rescue Front line action

If you like the thrill of the chase this may be right up your alley. Small birds are usually rescued by the public, since they are already down. Water birds and water fowl, however, can pose a challenge. Fishing hooks, line tangled around their bodies, mother duck and ducklings. These situations all require patience, quick reflexes and the ability to rescue the animal without further injury to it or yourself. Not all rescues are adrenaline pumping action, but they certainly leave you feeling great when you get the animal and know it has a fighting chance because of your efforts.

Did You Know?...

Some species of wildlife require a federal license for direct care, many only require a state license and some require no license at all.


Support Volunteers



Transport volunteers are always needed. From picking up an injured animal from someone who cannot deliver it to a licensed rehabber to transporting animals between rehabbers. Most of the public and rehabbers will transport wildlife themselves, but in certain situations if they have large numbers of incoming clients or needy animals in their care, they can always use a hand. Great way to break into wildlife volunteering.

Education Education Assistants

We provide speakers to schools, clubs and also participate in community festivals with education booths. If you are comfortable dealing with the public, handing out brochures or speaking in front of groups, this may be an excellent opportunity to help educate the public.


Fundraising Fundraising

East Valley Wildlife Rehabilitation League is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization with State and Federally licensed volunteers. As a non-profit organization we depend on donations and grants. We always have a need for volunteers who have a knack at soliciting funds or donated supplies and/or experience with grant research and writing.




Last updated November 1, 2022