A UUWR Rehabber feeding a baby opossum

A UUWR Rehabber feeding a baby opossum

If you'd like to volunteer with us, please fill out the form below. We are especially looking for more licensed rehabilitators to join our network!

UUWR started with just three devoted rehabbers who shared a big dream. We are building our organization from the ground up, and with enough help from supporters like you we will be able to open the wild mammal rehabilitation center New York City so desperately needs. We are not government-funded and we rely entirely on the help of our supporters. Here are a few ways you can get involved:

SPACE/REAL ESTATE: In order to make our rehab center a reality we will need a space in which to operate. If you have any leads on pro bono or preferentially leased space, or if you own property you would like to allow UUWR to use, please contact us!

We also appreciate donated space to hold our fundraisers. Bars, restaurants, event spaces... we can make most venues work!

OUTDOOR SPACE: Currently, one of our biggest needs is to find space for outdoor caging. We have prepared a document to introduce what we need, for landlords and organizations who can spare a bit of land, or roof, for an inconspicuous cage. Info can be found here.

VETERINARIANS: We also need more veterinarians to work with us, either pro-bono or at a discounted fee. We welcome all vets with an interest in wildlife! More info about what we need from veterinarians can be found here. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions!

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES: We always need the following professional services donated:

  • Accounting
  • Fundraising
  • Event entertainment
  • Event catering
  • Goods for fundraising auctions and raffles
  • PR
  • Grant writing

two of our founders, Cathy and Adair

two of our founders, Cathy and Adair


FUNDING: We are most in need of funding. In addition to donating directly to UUWR, you can help us by organizing a fundraising event at your workplace, school, or for your friends and family. Even a bake sale can really make a difference! We can also help by providing you information and handouts about our organization to use at your event, and one of us would be happy to come do a presentation about wildlife.

UUWR can't exist without dedicated supporters like you. Any and all help is appreciated!