|Ivana was nominated for the many ways she contributes. As a Phone volunteer, as a Foster caregiver, as an organizer, painter, and supplies coordinator. So it’s no wonder she received a few notes from others.|
Ivana got supplies sorted and labeled so we can find what we need when we need it – such a big help.
Fostering some really hard to manage toddler squirrels was a challenge that Ivana took on and really helped out the chaos of the squirrel nursery a few times!
Her Organizational skills are well appreciated by us all and not seen by many.
Q. How did you become involved with Procyon in the first place?
A. I want to give back because I feel blessed in life. I am an animal lover and thought a wildlife sanctuary would be a perfect fit. Procyon is close to my home so I chose to volunteer there. I started in October 2016 on the phones, I enjoy being the first point of contact.
Q. What is your favourite kind of critter to work with?
A. So hard to choose. I love raccoons but I also like fawns. I started to foster squirrels in 2019 so I would have to say squirrels have become my favourite critter.
Q. What do you find the most rewarding part of volunteering here?
A. Although I enjoy working with the critters, I equally enjoy keeping the center organized and stocked with supplies to ensure volunteers can find what they need in a timely manner so they can be more productive….more productive means taking care of more critters. Being a volunteer supporter is important to me as is working together to achieve a goal.
Q. What do you think is the most important thing you share with those not involved about helping/living in harmony with wildlife?
A. As a phone volunteer, you get an opportunity to share your knowledge of wildlife and help people to understand that we all have to live together. I am tagged on fb in some groups quite often for help or advice or friends will ask for advice when with injured wildlife or one of the most commON questions I get asked is, I have raccoons living under my shed, now what?