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Ipswich Nature Centre - Animal Care Volunteer

Ipswich City Council
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Volunteering at the Ipswich Nature Centre is an exclusive and unique opportunity to help behind the scenes.

We are looking for hard working volunteers who can commit for 6 months assisting with the daily operations of the Nature Centre. Work with the team of INC staff and volunteers to assist in feeding, weighing and maintaining animals and their enclosures (this includes cleaning, washing, raking and general animal care).

Volunteers are asked to make a 6-month commitment for a weekly shift. Currently we have a range of shift available across a range of days. This shift availability can change so please include your availability when applying.

Shifts Times Available: All Day: 7:15am - 4:15pm, Mornings 7:15am-12pm or Afternoons 12pm-4:15pm

Interested volunteers will have:

  • Basic understanding of animal care and maintenance and a passion for learning

  • Ability to commit to at least one regular shift per week for a 6 month period

  • Physically fit and capable of carrying out manual handling tasks such as cleaning enclosures and food preparation

  • Over the age of 17 years old and willing to get a Q Fever Vaccination

Pre-Requisites: Volunteers must be able to show proof of immunisation against Q Fever before starting. Accepted volunteers who successfully pass their probation are eligible for a reimbursement for the cost of this vaccination. Applicants will be given more information regarding Q Fever at the phone interview stage and encouraged to speak with their GP for more information.

What's in it for you? Be part of a close-knit team who love to share their knowledge and experience in caring for animals of all kinds. Volunteers will be provided with a shirt, hat and a variety of opportunities within the role, including feeding, husbandry and enrichment activities. All volunteers are presented with a certificate of appreciation showing the amount of time they worked with us at the end of their commitment.

You can not apply for this role as it is no longer available.