To report orphaned, ill or injured wildlife call MARS: (250) 337-2021

Summer Student Experiences

Summer student volunteer applications may be submitted all year, with interviews and consideration beginning November 1.

The wildlife centre offers very basic housing and occasionally some meals, but for the most part you will be responsible for keeping yourself fed. Summer students are involved in all aspects of life at MARS, from wildlife care to participating in events. The work is demanding, the hours can be long and hectic, but volunteering at MARS offers rewarding, life changing experiences! Summer student positions will be filled on a six week rotational basis, with four time frames to fill:

  • April 15 – May 31
  • June 1 – July 15
  • July 16 – August 31
  • September 1 – October 15

Here are some of the past summer students and their experiences…