PLEASE NOTE: Volunteer applications submitted during the month of August will not be reviewed and processed until September. July-August is one of our busiest times of the year, as WRN admin also assists our local Ontario wildlife rehabilitators by transporting wildlife during these months. Thanks for your patience, see you in September!
Interested in joining our efforts in providing nests to wildlife rescues around the globe? Volunteer registrations are by invitation only, after completion of the Volunteer Application. Please review the following information and click the button at the bottom of this page to complete and submit the Volunteer Application.
Why register with us as a volunteer? 👉Access to our Volunteer Guide that covers everything there is to know about making nests and participating in our project. Discussion boards are also available for help and questions not covered in the guide 👉Six nest patterns available that have been trialed and tested with wildlife rehabilitators to ensure you are providing the safest nests for the wildlife in their care. 👉 Video tutorials 👉 New printable Care Tags to include with shipments of nests 👉Nest registration forms - to let us know where you have decided to send your nests. This data is added to our site and helps other volunteers to see where nests have been sent. 👉 Easily searchable address book of the over 440 wildlife rescues we provide nests to, including the specific nest types and sizes each has requested 👉Access to our private Facebook group where all nest photos and thank-you's are shared. Also a wonderful place to connect with other WRN volunteers from around the world!
We are the only online resource that keeps up-to-date records of which nests have been requested by each individual rehabilitator, with a minimum of two updates yearly from rehabilitators to ensure they are only receiving the nests they are in need of.
ALL volunteers are required to follow these three simple rules to participate: 1. Register to access our patterns and resources. 2. Register your nests using our Nest Registration Form. This is essential, as it keeps our records up-to-date on the types and sizes of nests that are still needed. 3. Log-in regularly to keep up on any news or updates and avoid having your account de-activated. All volunteers are expected to stay active on the WRN website. The website automatically deletes all accounts that have been in-active for more than a three month period, this helps keep our website up-to-date with volunteers that are actively participating in the project. These three simple steps make our project run smoothly and provide valuable information to our active volunteers. If you cannot follow these simple rules, we ask that you find an alternative way to give back to our wildlife.
There are many versions of these nests floating around on the internet; however, our patterns were developed and tested with the help of professional wildlife rehabilitators to prevent injuries to their animals and to ensure their utmost safety. The rescue centres and rehabilitators that we serve expect a high level of quality, and we take great pride in the fact that they trust our nests to safely provide warmth, comfort and security to the wildlife in their care, and we hope you do too!