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Welcome to the first online training in your journey as a Front Desk Volunteer at Gold Country Wildlife Rescue! This is a fully online, self-guided process. Once you complete each section of this lesson, your results will be evaluated by our volunteer coordinator.

This training course will go over the following topics:

GCWR Welcome Packet

Find out what it means to be a GCWR volunteer! This section will cover volunteer positions, Wildlife Intake Center (WIC) operations, and what to expect as a Gold Country volunteer. This information will be reviewed via a quiz.

Safety

This is the part you’ve been waiting for! Start to learn the safety basics for volunteering at our Wildlife Intake Center. This will give you the strong foundation you need moving forward. 

Animal Identification

Discover some of the most common wildlife patients that come through our doors! This section will cover the first level of bird and mammal identification. You will learn easy tips and tricks on how to distinguish between the many similarly looking animals and what to expect as a Gold Country volunteer. This information will be reviewed via a quiz.

Front Desk Procedures

This section will cover the main instructions on how to intake an animal from the public and ensure it is documented on our online WRMD database. This process is how we ensure accurate numbers and records of individual animals are maintained for the use of many different wildlife organizations! This information will be reviewed via a quiz.

Welcome Packet

Content

Read the following packet and then take the quiz over what you learned.

PDF Downloads: 

        GCWR Welcome Packet >>>

 

Volunteer Positions > >

WIC Volunteer Description > >

Safety Training

Content

Read the following guide and then take the quiz over what you learned.

PDF Download:
Safety Manual > >

Safety Facts T2>>

Basic Animal Identification

Content

Look over the following slideshows on animal identification and then take the quiz over what you learned. 

PDF Downloads:

Basic Mammal Identification>>

Basic Bird Identification>>

 

Front Desk Procedures

Read the following guide and take the associated quiz:

PDF Download:

Front Desk/Intake Procedures>>

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