Care for Bears in Canada

Company : Fronteering
Activities: Animal Volunteer Projects / Conservation Volunteer Projects
Location : Western Canada
Duration: 3 months to 6 months
Approx Costs: 1250 to 2500 $ Dollars (US)

Volunteer with world's largest land carnivores: Bears! Our projects in Canada giving you the chance to work directly with black and grizzly bears. The goal of the project: To rehabilitate wounded and orphaned bears to be release back in to the wild!

This Is Why

  • Help, rescue and rehabilitate Native North American wildlife
  • Take part in the rehabilitation of bears!
  • The centre is home to many mainly large animals including Black & Grizzly bears, coyotes, cougars, elk, moose, and other smaller animals.
  • Work in one of the most beautiful sceneries in northern beautiful British Columbia.
  • A ski area located right next to the town!

Our Volunteers and Interns are the backbone of the organization. It is your help and hard work that make caring for all the animals possible. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre has very few paid staff. The wildlife shelter is run by a dedicated group of volunteers.

  • Build and maintain animals enclosures
  • Feed and care for the animals especially Black & Grizzly Bears
  • Assist with capture and release
  • Educate the public

Working at a Wildlife Rehabilitation Center can be very intense at times because of the hours that you sometimes have to keep. With any luck, you will be working an five - eight hour day, but at times it can be up to 12 hours, depending on the number of admissions and their problems. Sometimes there can even be a 2 a.m. feeding. Volunteers will be expected to be involved in all aspects of the shelter. Your job will include feeding, food preparation, cleaning, laundry, administering treatment, participating in building projects, painting, etc...

Start Dates

All year round

Costs / Benefits

• A unique opportunity to work closely with wildlife and participate in offering them a chance of survival.
• Expand knowledge and skills in animal care
• Increase knowledge of local wildlife species, ecology, and urban wildlife management.
• Affordable accommodation and meals included in the placement including the use of internet.


• Required to commit to a minimum of 12 to 24 weeks (depending on the project) in order to be allowed to take care of bears.
• Must complete 2-4 days of training and shadow a senior volunteer before starting independent shifts
• NO SMOKING is allowed on the property.
• Strong work ethics are required: reliable, responsible, honest, good sense of humour, dependable, physically and mentally fit.
• Age: 19-35
• No animal allergies
• The care of animals must be secured around the clock and work may include night shifts
• Extreme Weather (heat & cold), dirt and living in a remote area must be something you can handle.
• A love for animals and some general experience of caring for an animal is a must!
• Must read and agree to abide by guidelines and ethics
• Proof of current tetanus shot & medical insurance; Good physical stamina and health
• Good communication skills and the ability to work alone
• Fluent knowledge of the English or German language, including reading & writing is a must
• Patient and comfortable around mammals and birds
• A valid driver’s license would be an asset, but is not required
• Relevant experience or education required in most cases.

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