Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a part of the South Florida Wildlife Center HomeCare Heroes Program!


Please note that you must be able to commit to seven feedings a day over 24 hours for up to 2 weeks per litter of patients.


There will be supplies that you'll need to purchase, such as a gram scale, heating pad [no automatic shut off] and housing for the animal(s). If you are unable to, please let us know.


As part of this program, a minimum of 3 training sessions at 2-3 hours each are mandatory prior to taking animals home.


Once you complete the form, click the Continue button at the bottom.


Contact Information


Demographic Information

You may optionally provide the following information. It is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.



Email Preferences

We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email, however will not send you any email you prefer not to receive. Use the checkboxes below to select the kinds of email you would like to receive from us.



Have any prior experience with baby animals?


Are you comfortable with euthanasia?

If euthanasia is necessary or the death of an animal you may be caring for occurs, would you be able to calmly handle the situation?



Why do you want to assist us in rearing wildlife?


Can you pick up patients from us as needed?


Which species do you prefer?


Will your animals go to school/work with you?


Do you have any pets?

If so, please list them here:



Do you have a quiet place in your home?

A safe location within the home to house patients away from humans and pets is necessary. Please describe your quiet place here:



Would you allow a staff member to assist?

Staff can assist you in setting up a safe place in your home for your patients.



Conditions for fostering:

1. Report any sickness/injury immediately to the South Florida Wildlife Center while the animal(s) are in your care.

2. To return the animal(s) as requested by the South Florida Wildlife Center in a timely manner.

3. To bring all animals back for each schedule recheck.

4. To log all care, including weights as trained by the South Florida Wildlife Center.

5. To abide by the guidelines for the care, feeding, and housing of the animal(s) as issued by the South Florida Wildlife Center.