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Wildlife Shelter Helper for AWARE Wildlife Rescue

  • Location: Frankston VIC
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Animal Welfare
  • Time Required

    Shelter Helpers generally come in between 8.30AM and 9AM (for 3 hours approx.) to assist with "housekeeping" at an AWARE Wildlife Shelter. We also require Shelter Helpers in the afternoons, arriving between 4.30PM and 5PM (for 1.5 hours approx.)

  • Type of work
    • Working with Animals
  • Requirements

    * You must be physically fit, must be able to bend frequently and capable of carrying out the duties and tasks that might be assigned to you; some heavy lifting is required.

    * A mobile phone, current Victorian driver’s licence and access to a reliable vehicle.

    * An interest in, knowledge of, or willingness to learn about wildlife conservation.

    * Up to date tetanus vaccination.

    * An excellent level of English language is required for this role.

    * All positions require a 3-month commitment from the volunteer. This allows adequate time for volunteers to get to know AWARE and for thorough training (as required).

    Financial Requirements: As AWARE is a self-funded charity, there are financial requirements relating to this role which help to cover our costs. Requirements for this position include:

    - AWARE Membership ($30 annual membership fee – or $20 for students/concession)

We are looking for a self-motivated Wildlife Shelter Helper. We can offer a happy shelter environment with lots of learning opportunities for people wanting to learn more about wildlife care/welfare. Overview of volunteer role:

Shelter Helpers generally come in between 8.30AM and 9AM (for 3 hours approx.) to assist with "housekeeping" at an AWARE Wildlife Shelter. We also require Shelter Helpers in the afternoons, arriving between 4.30PM and 5PM (for 1.5 hours approx.)

Ideally, we’d ask that Shelter Helpers to commit to particular days where possible, so we can be sure we have adequate care for the animals each day, but we also understand that everyone has varying commitments, so we ask that you let us know in advance if you’re not able to make it on your set day.

Each day, the wildlife in care are given ‘room service’, which involves cleaning of their enclosures, washing food dishes, food preparation, laundry, collecting browse (branches of leaves) for the animals to eat and use as enclosure furniture and so on. Training is provided and there is always someone available to support you and answer questions. As well as regular Shelter Helpers, we also need Reliever Volunteers who can be called on to ‘fill in’ when any of our helpers is away or sick.


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