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Organization Information

Name: Turtle Ridge Wildlife Center
Website: http://www.turtleridgewildlifecenter.org/
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Description: Turtle Ridge Wildlife Center works to:

  • 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.

Contact Information

First Name: Jennifer
Last Name: Pastorino
Phone: 503-586-4730
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Opportunity Information

Name: Wildlife Volunteer
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  • Environment and Animal Rescue
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Description: 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.