In this portion we will be discussing what it takes to become a wildlife rehabilitator at a reputable Denver Raccoon Removal company. There are doctors that do some of the healing work, but it’s this team that is responsible for most of the healing.
Let’s get down to the nuts and bolts of the job.
1) You have to get vaccinated. This is not a recommendation either. The Rabies shot is a must. Most places you work in will require the paperwork. This not a time to joke around. Getting your shots is a must.
2) Go online and find places to work with. If you aren’t having any luck, you might want to call the gaming commission. The best thing to do is go to a few places. This is your chance to find out which animals you feel more comfortable working with.
The spring time is your best shot at getting in. This is when the babies are being born and the big boom starts. Most places want to have a full staff on payroll or volunteering by then. The key is to get in before the boom.
3) Most shifts begin at 4 hours per week. Some times it might include attending a fundraiser. Sometimes it will include nothing more than doing desk work. Do not turn your nose up with the paperwork. This is a start. Be grateful for the chance.
4) To get some idea of what you will be doing each day, ask to speak with one. Ask this person questions as to what they do. You might get a different feeling once the interview is over. Some go in wanting to be the rehabilitator. Once the find out what the job involves, some decide to do something different.
- How did you get into it?
- What does a typical day look like for you?
- What parts of your day are the most stressful? How do you handle the stress?
- If you were me, what would be your next move?
Now these are just sample questions. Once you get into the interview, you will have a feel for what you need to ask.
Find a local chapter near you and begin the process. All it takes is one foot in the door and you will find your way.