2022 - Wildlife - Rhode Island

Help Rescue Rebuild Renovate the Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island

We are excited to announce that we will be heading to Saunderstown, RI to renovate the Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island. There, we will be adding enclosures for multiple wildlife species. We need your help to construct a waterfowl enclosure, a raccoon den + enclosure, and a dove & pigeon enclosure. We'll also be constructing a double containment hallway around their existing raptor/ owl mews and demolishing an outdoor shower so it can be used as a place to dive test diving shorebirds. It's going to be a big challenge and that's why we need your help to make it happen!

The volunteer dates for the first phase will be from July 20th to July 31st. The address is 2865 Tower Hill Road, Saunderstown, RI 02874.

The nature of the work we will be doing will vary, but here are some of the tasks to be expected:

  • Demo of the existing outdoor shower
  • Digging holes for enclosures
  • Measure and cut metal square tubing for the raccoon enclosures
  • Measure and cut wood for the other animal enclosures
  • Prep, prime, and paint the wood and metal for enclosures
  • Assembly and installation of the animal enclosures
  • Attaching welded wire or bird netting to the outside of enclosures
  • Installation of dig prevention on enclosures

No construction experience is necessary; Rescue Rebuild is more than happy to teach you all you will need to know! We've got the tools and safety equipment, plus, we'll be providing drinks and lunches!

We know this type of volunteering isn't for everyone, but we do need help in another way! We are looking for donations of volunteer lunches or dinners for the duration of our trip. Any money that we save on our food expenses can be put towards the other projects. If you would like to sign-up to feed us, sign up for lunch or dinner on the available dates. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

*Must be 16 years of age to volunteer.*

**Please be sure to fill out the applicable waivers below. By filling them out now it eliminates the need to complete them onsite **

If you are having any difficulty signing up or you have any questions reach out to Patrick Hilaire at [email protected] or 484-892-0675

Waiver 1: Volunteer Release 

Waiver 2: Volunteer Release (Under 18)

Location: 2865 Tower Hill Road Saunderstown, RI 02874

Created by:   Nate Borger
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