OPEN 8-11am & 2-5pm EVERY DAY | 530-885-0862 | 11251 B Ave. / Auburn, CA

Volunteer with us!

Thanks for your interest in volunteering with Gold Country Wildlife Rescue! We are currently recruiting new volunteers. If you’d like to learn more, please:

  1. Watch the video on this page (or here on YouTube), which describes the different types of positions available at GCWR
  2. Download this Volunteer Information and Application Form

We host monthly new volunteer trainings in the winter and spring. If you’d like to be considered for our next session, follow the steps described in the Application Form. You will be contacted with additional information.


A Few Important Considerations for Interested Volunteers:

    1. Our WIC is currently located in Loomis. However, Placer County recently authorized a lease agreement allowing GCWR to relocate to the former Animal Services facility at 11251 B Avenue in Auburn. Details are still being finalized; volunteers will be provided regular updates on our relocation, which we hope to complete before new volunteer training begins.

    2. We have more applicants than there are available positions. We will select volunteers based on the Volunteer Application Form and one-page letter of interest. Experience with animals is not a pre-requisite for volunteering, however, an interest in animals and a professional demeanor are essential.

    3. Our state and federal Fish and Wildlife permits limit the use of minors as volunteers. Currently, all GCWR volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

    4. Volunteers will be required to attend mandatory trainings to ensure human and animal safety; volunteers will also be expected to commit to regular volunteer shifts.

    5. Volunteers are expected to treat others with respect, including fellow volunteers, staff, board members, the public, and animals.

Why Volunteer with GCWR?

  1. Gold Country Wildlife Rescue t-shirt and volunteer nametag
  2. An educational volunteer experience
  3. Opportunities to work closely with animals and make a difference in their lives
  4. Discount on GCWR merchandise
  5. Invitation to our annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony
  6. Fun and new friends!

Questions? Please email

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