Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary

5450 Wheelers Cove Rd, Shipman, VA 22971, USA
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Our mission Rescue and rehabilitate injured and orphaned native wildlife in Central Virginia and release them back into the wild; inform our fellow citizens about what to do when they find an injured or orphaned wild animal, and who to contact for help with the animal; and, educate the citizens of Central Virginia about the habitats and needs of native wildlife.

Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary

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Fundraising and Education

Opportunities include: fundraising, designing educational presentations, and providing marketing expertise.
  • Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Corporate Teams
  • Virtual, Event support, Indoor
  • On-site, Skilled
  • Evenings, Weekends

Hands On

Opportunities include: building enclosures, feeding baby animals, transporting animals to and from the Sanctuary, and going shopping for the Sanctuary’s food needs.
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Families
  • Physical, Indoor, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
How you help Our volunteers are the reason we can offer quality educational programming and animal care in our area. If you choose to join us, we can promise a deeply rewarding experience. We’d love to find out how we can make the most of your skills and contributions, and how you would best fit with Rockfish’s needs.
About us Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary is dedicated to bettering our environment through wild animal care and raising awareness in our community about the importance of wild animals. Serving Central Virginia at our modern facility in Nelson County, our wildlife rehabilitators and volunteers rescue and care for more than 800 wild animals annually. We also lead educational programming that stresses the value of wild animals and balanced ecosystems in schools and community centers. The combination of care and education constitutes our commitment to a vibrant and compassionate future for wild animals.
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