Become a Board Member

Thank you for your interest in serving on the WWRA Board of Directors

 Dear Prospective Board Member: 

Thank you for your interest in the Washington Wildlife Rehabilitation Association (WWRA) and in serving on the WWRA Board of Directors. Board members are non-paid positions that are elected by the membership and are working positions, not honorary positions. 

The WWRA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization formed in 2006 that provides a collective voice dedicated to advancing professional wildlife rehabilitation in Washington State through education and community building. 

The WWRA supports the science and profession of wildlife rehabilitation and its practitioners through: 

  • Fostering continued improvement of wildlife rehabilitation. 

  • Disseminating knowledge through meetings, reports, publications, symposia, and other means. 

  • Providing support to its members through networking and mentoring. 

  • Promoting educational programs, teaching natural history, and explaining the kinship among all living things. 

  • Promoting cooperation between professional and governmental agencies, wildlife rehabilitators, and the public at large. 

Below you will find requirements for Board nominees and members, and application and election procedures. Please contact John at for further details. Thank you again for your interest and we hope you will decide to join the WWRA Board of Directors. We look forward to receiving your application and resume. 

Sincerely, WWRA Board of Directors


PROSPECTIVE Board member information and application

To be considered for nomination, your applications must be received by November 15, 2019.

Click here for an application form for the WWRA Board of Directors.


  • Nominees must be voting members of the WWRA prior to their nomination. 

  • Nominees have been or are currently actively involved in wildlife rehabilitation. 

  • Nominees must have an active email address to participate in Board business. 

  • Nominees must be capable of participating in telephone or video conferencing. 

  • Nominees must be willing to be an active, hands-on working Board member. 

  • Nominees must be willing to hold office and use their expertise and interests while serving on the Board. 


WWRA Board positions are working positions. The term of office is three years. Board members must: 

  • Control and manage the organization, its activities, and finances. 

  • Uphold the By-laws and policies, and elect the executive committee officers. 

  • Attend and participate in the conference and Board meetings held throughout the year. 

  • Volunteer for and accept committee assignments. 

  • Assist with trainings, classes, conferences, and other WWRA events. 

  • Devote time to further the mission, guiding principles, and purposes of the WWRA. 

  • Answer Board business correspondence, when necessary, between the meetings. 

  • Notify the President in advance, by phone, text, or email, if unable to attend any of the Board meetings. 


Nominees must submit, preferably in electronic format, to Board Development Chair: 

  • A WWRA Application for Prospective Board Member. 

  • A personal resume. 

  • To be considered for nomination, your applications must be received by November 15, 2019.


To be selected as a candidate for the Board of Directors election, each applicant will need a 50% + 1 yes vote by the WWRA Board Development Committee. A committee member may interview the nominee by telephone. The Board Development Chair will contact candidates concerning selection as a candidate for the WWRA Board of Directors election. 

Nominees approved by the Board Development Committee shall be submitted to the membership, by electronic ballot, for election. Ballots containing names of nominees and biographical information will be sent via email to all current WWRA members. Election will be by secret ballot by a simple majority vote of the members responding by secret electronic ballot. Each candidate must receive a 50% + 1 vote of the membership to be elected. Ballots will be counted on December 31. Election results will be announced to the WWRA membership by email, Facebook, and on the WWRA website in January.