Our Transport Volunteers are invaluable to us and this position only require 4-5 hours one day a week!
Driver's license? Insurance? Like to drive? Safe? If you answered yes, yes, yes, yes, then you could help us by transporting injured and orphaned animals between our downtown Chicago facility and our Barrington facility. You might actually be surprised at how important this role is to our organization, but it is really one of the key volunteer roles that keeps our organization running smoothly.
Because our Northerly Island facility is only open a couple of hours each day, we don't keep animals at Northerly Island overnight. Animals admitted at Northerly Island are stabilized and then transported to our Barrington facility where they receive 24-hour care. Without a transporter, one of our animal care volunteers would be torn away from our patients to spend hours in the car, so this role is really essential.
If you're interested in driving one day/week on a regular basis - fantastic! The normal transporter generally picks up at Northerly Island at 10:30 am, so morning availability is necessary.
If you like to drive and would be willing to transport but only have afternoons available, we frequently require a second transport in the afternoon during our busy season. The afternoon transport would be on an as-needed basis, so a regular weekly commitment isn't required.
If you are interested in volunteering, you may complete our on-line volunteer application form.
Thank you for your interest in helping Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation in our mission of Saving Lives.