How to Volunteer

We give comfort and recieve comfort, sometimes at the same time. - Unknown

We need volunteers for several areas, that do not always require rehabilitating or handling the animals.


Anyone interested in becoming a wildlife rehabilitator can contact us for more information.

We are currently trying to set up classes for volunteers starting in January, 2019.


Areas that we need volunteers:


  • Rescue and transport - This includes helping to capture and restrain wildlife, with a licensed rehabilitator. (Training is required and will be provided.)
  • Educational Assistant - This includes some of the following: helping to set up displays, talking to the public and taking down the displays. (Handling of the birds does require licensing from the NYS DEC.)
  • Building and repairing flight cages and displays.
  • Grant Writing - This includes writing grants for specific projects that we are working toward.
  • Donation Requests - This includes "begging" for donations for our animals.


If you feel that you can offer anything else for AWARE, please call one of our contacts or referral numbers for more information.


We welcome your help, knowledge, and skills to help the animals that need us.


If you do not get an answer within a reasonable time, PLEASE call us again. We are a small group of volunteers, and we get overwhelmed at times with many issues besides rehabilitation and sometimes we  run out of time.


WE DO NEED YOU! Even if you just want to help one little sparrow. We care about all of them.

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