wildlife rehab and education volunteer resume example with 9+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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My vocation is to educate the public about conservation and environmental awareness. I hope my experience with teaching ecology, plant science, and biology can allow me to achieve more opportunities and gain more insight and knowledge to further my career and help teach the younger generations about the natural world.

Bachelor of Science: Wildlife and Fisheries Resource Management , Expected in 2014 to West Virginia University - Morgantown, WV
  • Native American Studies Minor
  • Honors: Deans List

Certified to teach Flying Wild (2011)

Certified to teach Project Wild (2012)

  • Tree, bird, mammal, reptile and amphibian identification skills
  • Sexing and aging of common birds and mammals
  • Use of field guides and dichotomous keys
  • Public speaking skills
Relevant Professional Experience
Wildlife Rehab and Education Volunteer, 01/2012 to Current
West Virginia Raptor Rehabilitation CenterCity, STATE,
  • Have presented twenty education programs to audiences of all ages where the main focus was to convey the message of conservation and environmental awareness.
  • Teaching basic ecology of birds of prey and their place in the ecosystem
  • Collaborated with other volunteers to facilitate education programs.
  • Planning education program content depending on the audience and creating a fun learning environment.
  • Rehabilitation of injured birds by feeding, administering prescribed medications and documenting progress.
Nature Camp Leader Volunteer , 05/2012 to 05/2012
West Virginia Botanical GardensCity, STATE,
  • Chosen to be one of the three nature camp leaders for the 2012 week long nature camp hosted by the WV Botanical Gardens.
  • Coordinated with the other camp leaders to plan the seven hour camp days.
  • Taught the children about various nature concepts such as tree ID, bug ID, invasive species, conservation, the water cycle, and predator-prey relationships.
  • Encouraged active learning by facilitating lessons such as owl pellet dissection and census of stream inhabitants.
  • Created a safe outdoor learning environment.
Teaching Practicum Student , 2012 to 04/2012
West Virginia UniversityCity, STATE,
  • Selected by a former professor to enroll in a teaching practicum for a plant science course to help teach the lab
  • Planned and presented lectures in front of the class
  • Worked with individual students promote learning of such concepts as cell physiology, plant reproduction, plant anatomy and classification.
  • Aided the professor with setting up lab experiments and grading student work.

Work Experience
Server , 04/2012 to Current
Mountain State Brewing CompanyMorgantown , WV,
  • Achieved team working and public speaking skills
  • Gained quick thinking skills in a fast-paced environment.
Barista , 08/2009 to 04/2011
Zenclay CafeMorgnatown, WV,
  • Created a friendly customer environment

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School Attended

  • West Virginia University

Job Titles Held:

  • Wildlife Rehab and Education Volunteer
  • Nature Camp Leader Volunteer
  • Teaching Practicum Student


  • Bachelor of Science

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