Wildlife Rehab Ontario: Rescue Orphaned and Injured Animals!

4 to 12 weeks
18 - 65 years
31 travelers are looking at this program

About This Program

This amazing volunteer project is located in beautiful and lake-filled Ontario, not far from Canada's famous great lakes. You'll have the opportunity to help, rescue and rehabilitate orphaned and injured animals!

The project is in need of help all year round. This wildlife centre specializes in the care and rehabilitation of animals small to large. The work with the wildlife at the centre is physically demanding and it is by no means an easy holiday option! The minimum duration is 4 weeks and maximum duration of stay is 12 weeks. This gives the animals a chance to get to know and trust you, and it requires a little time to learn their routine. Come be part of an experience that is truly rewarding!


  • Help, rescue and rehabilitate Native North American wildlife at our Rehab Centre in Ontario!
  • Volunteer in Canada's Ontario, famous for its many lakes and beautiful autumn forest colours!
  • The location provides a great opportunity to view wildlife, visit Toronto, bike, hike or swim.

Volunteers and Volunteers are the backbone of the organization. It is these individuals, who give freely of their time, that make caring for all the animals possible. The wildlife shelter is run by a dedicated group of volunteers.

* Cleaning and disinfecting cages, work spaces, and equipment
* Preparing food and feeding animals on a schedule
* Feeding animals by gavage (a tube into the stomach) and hand-feeding
* Administering medications, basic first aid and fluid therapy to wildlife
* Capturing, handling, and restraining injured and orphaned wild animals
* Keeping animal records, Observing and recording changes in an animal's health or behavior
* Maintaining and tidying the grounds at the rehabilitation centre
* Some public education work and Minor repairs of cages and enclosures.

What's Included
More info on what's included:

Since meals aren't provided, transportation will be so that you can buy groceries and you'll have access to a kitchen where you can prepare your meals. You will also need to stay 1 night at a hostel in Toronto which we will arrange for you.

What's Not Included
Domestic Airfare
Airport Transfers
Travel Insurance

Volunteers will have a full kitchen to cook meals. Groceries can be
bought in the nearby town.

A bunkhouse on the property which volunteers will be living in. There is a living room, kitchen, and dining room attached to the kitchen. Volunteers will have to share their bed room. Wireless internet provided.

You will have a big impact on the project. Not only will you be helping to rescue, rehabilitate and release as much wildlife animals as possible that come into the sanctuary but you will be giving the animals another chance at survival. You will be considered one of the staff during your stay and your jobs will include feeding, administering medical treatments, veterinary related tasks, food preparation, cleaning, laundry, participating in building projects and so much more. The project depends on volunteers like you who give their time freely to help out a wonderful cause.



Four Weeks
$1195 USD
Six Weeks
$1295 USD
Eight Weeks
$1395 USD
Ten Weeks
$1495 USD


Canadian Dollar
41 F / 16 F
75 F / 36 F
81 F / 52 F
57 F / 21 F
Toronto Pearson International Airport
( YYZ )

Ontario is the second most densely populated city in Canada. It has always been a large tourist destination for Canada mainly due to the Niagara Falls. If you are looking to experience metropolitan Canada and practice your french, this is the best place for you.

Hosted by Fronteering

Fronteering specializes in arranging unique volunteer experiences in places less visited and unspoiled. Our volunteer projects take place in some of the last frontiers and wildernesses of this world: From the Canadian Artctic where you get the opportunity to volunteer with huskies and go dog sledding to the Amazon rainforest where you will live...


based on 2 reviews
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  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 9.5
  • Value 10
  • Safety 9.5
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Yes, I recommend this program

Wildlife volunteering Ontario, Canada, 2018

I am really not good at this but here It goes. I am from Georgia USA and I needed to get some experience for my education back home. I am a biology student and I am planning to work in wildlife conservation and rescue after I graduate.

I chose this program since it was mentioned that it gives the best possible experience for my resume. There are different locations for this program but if you mention that you are looking for experience as this is your field of study then they will place you with the most relevant project which in my case was a wildlife hospital. I got a lot of experience and I learned quite a bit.

The area is also very nice and the great lakes are beautiful. Traveling around can be a bit difficult unless you have a rental car since it is quite isolated. My purpose was different of course but I am just saying if you are coming to travel and see places then its something you should be aware of.

What would you improve about this program?
What I would like other volunteers to know is that this project is not just 1 but there are different locations within Ontario and Fronteering choses which location you will go to. I like my location but I can't say much about the others.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Wildlife volunteering at a Rescue center in Ontario, Canada

I had a great time in Canada volunteering at the rescue center in Ontario. We were based about 2 hours from Toronto near some smaller towns. It was great to be rural while still being able to visit the nearby towns and on occasion Toronto when we had days off.

The animals are absolutely adorable and I loved bottle feeding them. I had a great time and I learned a lot about animal Husbandry. While volunteering at a rehab and rescue center is nothing fancy as like in the zoo's it is so much more rewarding since you get to release the animals back in to the wild.

Some people find it sad that the animals or that contact has to be avoided as much as possible but I learned that it is important for the animals (especially the bears) to not get attached/used to humans if they are going to have a chance at survival.

Great programs, Good service, can recommend it for sure!

What would you improve about this program?
There are more then one projects that fall under this program so it is not clear from the start at which location in Ontario you will be volunteering until after your placement has been confirmed. Not really an issue but something you should be aware of.


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