AUSTRALIA: Care for Animals in a Rehabilitation Centre in Perth

Company : Travellers Worldwide
Location : Perth, Western Australia
Duration: 3 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 2000 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

A rewarding opportunity to volunteer at a fascinating Wildlife Rehabilitation centre that provides medical care and rehabilitation to sick, injured and orphaned wildlife

Volunteer at a Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre that has two important priorities: It provides medical care and rehabilitation to over 3,350 sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife each year.

Their second priority is to provide information/education to the local community on the importance of biodiversity and environmental sustainability to support the conservation of native flora and fauna. These services are provided to the general public, schools, tertiary and training institutions.

You'll assist in taking care of a variety of sick and injured wildlife and their return to the wild. This process is crucial for their long-term survival and a privilege to experience. You don't need previous experience as you'll be trained on site.

You may also get involved in the many different education and training programmes.

WORK CONTENT:
This Animal Care Volunteer Program is for anyone interested in rehabilitating wildlife. You'll work in the Rehabilitation stages of the Centre under the guidance of the Rehabilitation Coordinator and/or an experienced volunteer. You'll be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Preparing food for a variety of animals.
  • Cleaning cages, vivariums, aviaries or other housing facilities.
  • Washing dishes, laundry, perches and equipment.
  • Sweeping, mopping of centre facilities.
  • Weighing animals.
  • Assistance with handling large animals.
  • Record keeping.
  • Husbandry and enrichment maintenance.

The work is varied, depending on the time of year, and extremely satisfying!

Animal welfare: the Centre has the policy that the welbeing of the animals, not the people, comes first! The Centre admits native animals that are in desperate need of help, so you should be prepared for the fact that some of these injured or sick animals may die.

ACCOMMODATION

Your accommodation is located in the CBD (Central Business District) of Perth, Western Australia. Therefore you are very central, close to the main train station and shopping district. You'll live with other Travellers volunteers in a very friendly and relaxing Lodge which is ideal for long-term stays. You may have your own room or you may share a room with other volunteers. There is an excellent kitchen and storage area for cooking meals and plenty of space to relax. Entertainment at your accommodation currently includes a pool table, cheap internet access, arcade machines and cable TV (Foxtel), to name a few.

But with all the sunshine Perth has, you’ll be out and about enjoying the many outdoor activities! You are literally a stroll from the Swan River and free CBD transport. Trains and buses are also only a few minutes away to take you to Fremantle, King’s Park or to the many other ‘things to do!

WHAT TO DO NEXT

►If you’d like more information about this or any of our projects, please email or call us!
►If you’d like to apply for this project, please go to our website and complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we’ll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.
►It's as easy as that.

Start Dates

Flexible start and finish dates you choose. Programmes start once a month on a Thursday.

Costs / Benefits

From £2295 for 3 weeks, then £300 for each additional week. Price includes:

►Arranging your Programme,
►Full pre-departure support and assistance,
►Payment Protection insurance,
►Accommodation,
►Breakfast (Monday to Saturday)
►Meeting you at the nearest airport,
►Transfer to your accommodation
►Local in-country team support and backup,
►24-hr emergency support,
►Certificate of Completion

NOT INCLUDED:
Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required), Food (apart from breakfast), Return transfer to airport.

Included is full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home. There are support staff 24/7 in all our destinations worldwide and a 24 hour emergency international telephone line direct to the Head Office. Accommodation is provided (whether a rented house, a hotel/hostel, home stay, apartment or flat).

You’ll be met at the nearest airport on your arrival by our in-country manager who will take you to your accommodation and give you a full induction into the area. He/she will also be on call 24/7 and you’ll see them frequently.
You'll also receive a free T-shirt.

Pre-departure you’ll receive comprehensive information about every aspect of your placement and necessary preparations, ranging from what to pack, to visa information, to what to do on your weekend travel in the country. Your safety, well being and happiness throughout your placement are our primary concerns and we will keep in touch with you throughout. International flights not included.

Requirements

No qualifications required, but you should be adaptable, enthusiastic and lots of initiative. Minimum age 18.

Booking / Enquiry

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