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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Cottontail Cottage. We are 100% volunteer run and donation operated, without the hard work of our dedicated volunteers we wouldn't be able to do what we do. Although our volunteer opportunities aren't always easy they are very rewarding. 


Rehab volunteers are what keeps the rehab running day to day. Rehab volunteers clean, feed and preform other important daily tasks for the facility and the animals we care for. 


Enrichment Specialist

Enrichment is essential to keeping all of our animals happy and thriving. Keeping our patients minds active with fun activities that utilize their natural instincts has been proven to aid in the healing process. This volunteer opportunity is one of our most flexible time wise and is available to ages 16+. 


Would you like to become a licensed NY Wildlife Rehabber so you can work hands-on with wildlife? We offer an extensive training program that is a minimum 6 month commitment, for those who want to volunteer longterm for us or practice rehabilitation on their own once they are confident in their knowledge and fully licensed to do so.  


Laundry Specialist

Cleanliness is important to us, so that means we are constantly doing laundry! We always need volunteers who are willing to take and launder linens throughout the week. We provide instructions, laundry detergent, bleach and laundry sanitizer for your use should you need them. This is a flexible volunteer opportunity that can be done at your convenience at our facility or from your home. 

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Wildlife Capture &Transporter

Wildlife Transporters are a key part of our volunteer team, helping us get injured and orphaned wildlife to our vet, other area rehabbers and to us here at Cottontail Cottage. We can provide wildlife transporters with gas cards and toll refund fees upon request. 

Image by Annie Spratt

Wildlife Log Data Entry

As licensed rehabbers we report all of the animals we take in to the state of NY. This volunteer position can be done from home or you can come into Cottontail Cottage  to work from our computers. 

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