Become a BCEWS Volunteer!
Students under 18 years old must get parents to sign a release waiver. Co-op students are always welcome. Assist with daily food preparation, feeding, watering and
cleaning. Keep work areas clean and well organized. Maintain grounds: Grass cutting, check animal enclosures and notify staff of any required repairs. Assist with public
presentations, special tours, educational programs or any other functions. Note: new volunteers are not allowed to pet or touch the large animals. We work very hard, and it's not all playing with babies, but it's very rewarding!
Please note: Starting in June of 2010 a $100.00 one time non-refundable fee to volunteer will now be charged to offset initial administration and training expenses, as well as ensuring that applicants are giving their decision to volunteer with our special animals the serious consideration that it requires. Please contact Mary for more information on our volunteer program.
We don't have any elephants at Bear Creek. We went on a field trip to the Bowmanville Zoo
in Bowmanville, Ontario. This is Vance.
Thanks for the tour, Michael!
We don't have any giraffes at Bear Creek either. Patrick lives at the Elmvale Zoo in Elmvale, Ontario.
Thanks for letting us visit, Sam!
We would like to thank our current special volunteer
This is what a typical breakfast looks like. This is food for the monkeys, the lemurs, the coatimundis, the raccoons and the deer.
They also get treats, like dates or figs, fresh corn or watermelon in season, and jam or honey and peanut butter sandwiches.
The deer get chopped carrots, grain (corn, cracked corn, molasses feed, and enhanced deer pellets), and hay, ferns, or maple
leaves every day.
They love fresh corn on the cob! Thanks for the pictures, Alanna!
friends for their very precious time:
Over the years, many other friends have volunteered and helped
out the Bear Creek Sanctuary and we sincerely thank them all from
the bottom of our hearts.
If you would like to adopt an animal or become a volunteer please
email Bear Creek Sanctuary or call Mary Barros at (705) 721-4730
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