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If your ideal pastime involves driving the scenic Oregon Coast without the burden of small talk, the Wildlife Center of the North Coast has the perfect volunteer opportunity for you.

The non-profit wildlife hospital, located in Astoria, is seeking volunteers to join its transportation network, driving sick, injured and orphaned patients on the Central and north Oregon Coast. The need is particularly dire in Lincoln and Tillamook counties from Newport to Manzanita.

Transport volunteers are part of a network, delivering patients to and from pick-up and drop-off sites, ensuring their quick and safe delivery to the wildlife hospital. Volunteers who feel comfortable are occasionally needed to assist in the rescue of wildlife within their preferred network area. Ideal transport volunteers will have flexible schedules and occasionally will be called upon at short notice. There is no minimum distance requirement for transport volunteers and the need is ongoing. The wildlife hospital has several drop-off sites, so any distance volunteers are able to transport is greatly appreciated. Training and supplies are provided.

For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Reva Lipe at or call 503-338-0331.

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