The experienced rehabbers are very good about mentoring new rehabbers to make sure the wildlife is medically treated properly and the novice can handle the long term care of the animal.
I think the long term dedicated volunteers have very good communication. Whenever I need information they are quick to answer my inquiry or contact the next person in the organization that can be of assistance. The volunteers donate an enormous amount of personal time to ensure the success of Sierra Wildlife Rescue as a viable organization for our community.
The workshops are varied and respected that they attract rehabbers from other wildlife organizations and even the Forest Service to attend.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have talked with full time rehabbers and they show me pictures of the injuries they have healed and animals they released back into the wild.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Find a way to pay salary for up to two people to permanently staff the office and do fund raising. Development of a small and informative natural history exhibit and demonstrations. As with any volunteer organization that relies on limited funding to operate, the buildings that have housed the office, primary education space, and rehab space has had its limitations. The current building is the most appropriate so far but still needs improvement. They need more parking space too!
Would you volunteer for this group again?
For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?
Did the organization use your time wisely?
Would you recommend this group to a friend?
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
Expanded knowledge about wildlife in my region
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
Very proud that we have such a great organization as part of our community
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