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Welcome to the second step in your volunteer journey at Gold Country Wildlife Rescue! Like the previous training, this is an online, self-guided process. Once you complete each section of this lesson, your results will be evaluated by our volunteer coordinator so that you can proceed to the next level.

This second training course will go over the following topics:

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.

Intermediate Training Manual

This section will provide you with the knowledge you need to care for our patients! You will learn about how to properly handle these animals, how to set up their enclosures at each cleaning, and how to provide our patients with the nutrients they need to grow up healthy!

Basic Animal Identification


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>>



Intermediate Training Guide


Review the following guides and then take the quiz over what you learned.

PDF Download:

GCWR Intermediate (T2) Training Manual>>

Front Desk/Intake Procedures>>

Safety Facts T2>>

Next Step

After completing this Intermediate (T2) online training, please use your Volgistics PIN number or Profile Page to schedule your associated hands on training!

A training schedule is posted at the WIC next to the sign in computer, or you may contact your volunteer coordinator for information.


Congratulations and thank you for your work in completing this training level! Next stop, baby bird feeding! 

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