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Give & Volunteer

Make a Gift to Wildlife Today

Your donation helps us care for ill, injured and orphaned wildlife.

Donate Online

CanadaHelps allows small charities like us to accept donations online. Your donation is made securely and privately and helps make our work possible. 

Please download, print and complete our donation form. Then mail it, along with your payment, to us at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre.

Tax receipts will be provided for donations of $10 or more.

Donate by Mail
Leave Your Wildlife Legacy

A charitable bequest is a form of planned giving: a deferred or future gift described in a donor’s will. Such gifts allow us to initiate projects otherwise beyond our reach while providing you with immediate and long-term tax advantages.


We gratefully accept non-cash donations as well as Amazon purchases of our Wishlist items.

Please contact NIWRA administration prior to donating if you would like a tax receipt to see if your donation qualifies.

Our Wishlist

Donors wishing to see a copy of our financial statements are asked to contact our office.

Give the gift of a symbolic adoption to the animal lover in your life:

  • birthday or Christmas gifts

  • any special occasion

NOTE: No government funding is available, so your support is critical.


Adopt an Animal 

Your 'symbolic' adoption of an animal that is unable to return to the wild provides:

  • food

  • medical care & annual check-ups

  • “toys” to enrich and stimulate natural behaviours

"Bear Shares"

Bear Shares are important to us because:

  • ~$40 per day is needed to meet the needs of one bear that arrives at the centre

  • bears usually spend several months with us until they can be released

  • we’ve had as many as 22 bears in one season!

  • donations are our sole source of funding to care for the bears

Become a Student Intern (Spring & Summer)

We are on the lookout for individuals interested in an internship involving:

  • animal rehabilitation and care 

Interns receive hands-on training and experience at a wild animal rehabilitation and education centre and provide support to staff.

Volunteer at the Centre

At North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, we couldn’t operate without our amazing volunteers. We’d love to welcome you to the team!​

Contact us if your passions include:

  • working at a gift shop

  • education (being a tour guide, 'Ask Me' Ambassador)

  • wildlife gardens

  • grounds and yard maintenance

  • working at public events

  • transporting animals

  • animal care

Live Nearby?
Purchase an Annual Pass

Adult | $45
Child | $18
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