Provide treatment and necessary care, to sick, injured or orphaned wildlife and return them to their natural habitat.
Enhance awareness of and appreciation for the environment; foster a connection between humans and Oregon’s wildlife, through education programs and referrals.
Give people an avenue through which they can express their value of life and the natural environment by providing humane, skilled care to wild animals.
Environment and Animal Rescue
Turtle Ridge volunteers learn how to identify, feed and care for a variety of Wildlife. Volunteers also learn proper handling techniques, hand-feeding techniques, physical therapy regimens and creating Wildlife habitats. Duties include:
Cleaning and disinfecting cages, floors, counters, perches, dishes, and laundry.
Prepare food i.e. cut up fruits and vegetables.
Hand feeding of baby birds, squirrels and raccoons.
Provide medical treatment/assistance when needed.
Volunteers need to do at least a 4-5 hour shift one day a week. Volunteers are required to find their own transportation, be at least 16 years of age, and do one shift once a week. While most of the volunteering work at the center is not glamorous it's heartwarming and important to the community as well as supporting our environment.