Ne-Logo1-slider South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls

SORCO rescues, rehabilitates and releases wild, injured and orphaned Raptors, Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, Owls and Osprey back to the wild. SORCO also provides education and public awareness programs to support the preservation of this natural inheritance. We are a registered non-profit society dedicated to rehabilitating injured birds of prey for release back into the wild, and to educating the public on the important role raptors play in maintaining a healthy ecosystem. We operate entirely from grants and donations from organizations, foundations and the general public. Our service area includes the Okanagan Valley (from Salmon Arm to Osoyoos).Our rehabilitation clinic and flight pens are located on a five acre parcel of land, located just south of Vaseux Lake (near Oliver). While we are not open to the public, we have a comprehensive public awareness program for schools and community groups.

Owl Rehabilitation Volunteer – Youth over 19 are welcome: Volunteers are needed for:
1. Bird Care: feeding birds; administering medication; giving fresh water and cleaning cages daily; charting the bird’s file and cleaning the clinic area..
2. Rat Care: giving fresh food and water daily; cleaning cages and charting new litters.
3. Courier: Responds to calls about injured raptors and captures birds safely then transporting them to SORCO or another volunteer.
4. Volunteers are also needed for maintenance of grounds and buildings.
If possible please apply through the on line application at  For inquires and info on the application process please contact Dale Belvedere, volunteer coordinator, or tel.250 498 4251. Website

Board of Directors for SORCO: Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, and be able to dedicate about 8 hours a month. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience with business skills, fund raising, public relations, environment, education, finance, legal, or previous board experience. If you have an interest in the preservation of wildlife and the environment, check out our web site at email: attention Dale Whitten