Transport & Release Team

Greenwood Wildlife is always looking for members of the community interested in helping their local wildlife by joining our volunteer Transport & Release team. Our Front Desk often receives calls from individuals unable to transport the wild animal(s) they rescued to our facility. Our Transport & Release volunteers play an essential role in safely bringing these patients (ex.: corvids, songbirds, small mammals, waterfowl) to our center in north Longmont for treatment. We also regularly need transport to release patients back into the wild or to occasionally pick up equipment and supplies when the need arises.

Greenwood’s Transport & Release team will not be requested to capture/handle wildlife, but to transport animals already contained by the rescue party directly to our center, or from our center to a designated release site. To ensure your safety and that of our wild patients, orientation and proper training explaining our protocols will be provided by Greenwood staff. A Greenwood uniform, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and other supplies deemed necessary for this role will also be provided to our volunteers.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Appreciation of all wild animals
  • A clear understanding of Greenwood’s mission
  • Patience and ability to communicate with our Front Desk team and members of the public
  • Must be proficient in English (Spanish always a plus)
  • Be an alert and courteous driver
  • Willingness to donate mileage and gas expenses
  • Responsive to calls, reliable and punctual
  • Follow protocols and represent Greenwood in a kind and professional manner at all times.

Transport & Release volunteers need to be responsive when contacted by our Front Desk team. Your dedication will be crucial in making sure our wildlife patients get released/cared for in a timely manner.

Requirements

  • Applicants must be 18+
  • Possess own/reliable vehicle
  • Commit to AT LEAST TWO on-call days per month, sunrise to sunset*, from March to October (*some releases must be done at dawn)
  • Commit to at least one transport zone
  • Proof of up-to-date tetanus vaccination
  • Proof of up-to-date COVID vaccination (optional but recommended)
  • Proof of up-to-date pre-exposure rabies vaccination (optional)

Our goal is to cover as much territory along the Front Range. Therefore, we’ve identified 2 transport service zones, which will slightly overlap in some areas.

Zone 1 (North) – Boulder County, Larimer County, and Weld County
Zone 2 (South) – Boulder County, Broomfield County, Weld County, and Denver City

How to Apply

Recruitment for our 2022 season is now CLOSED. If you applied before the application process closed, please allow at least a week to receive your invitation to our volunteer orientation class.

The application process for our next busy season will open in March 2023. Please note that we do not keep a waitlist for those interested in joining us in 2023. You are encouraged to apply when our recruitment reopens. We appreciate your interest in Greenwood Wildlife!

Questions? Please contact our Volunteer Department