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Welcome to the first step in your volunteer journey at Gold Country Wildlife Rescue! 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 first 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.


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. 

Beginner & Day 1 Trainings

This section will cover basic beginner level training for WIC volunteers as well as what your very first day will be like!

Welcome Packet


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


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

PDF Download:
Safety Manual > >

Beginner Training Guide


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

PDF Download: 
GCWR Beginner Training Guide > >

Day 1 at the WIC

Read the following guide and there is NO quiz:

PDF Download:
Day 1 at the WIC

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