WA Wildlife's Reception program is for anyone with a passion for wildlife and the environment and enjoys interacting with people. Reception volunteers are responsible for answering all incoming phone calls, admitting new patients admitted to the Hospital, processing sales and donations, cleaning the Hospital's entrance/public viewing spaces and providing advice to members of the public. Reception volunteers need to attend a minimum of one shift per week (8.00am - 2.00pm or 1.30pm - 7.30pm).
Minimum exposure to human beings ensures that animals in care recover swiftly, suffer less stress and are less susceptible to human conditioning and dependence. Unlike zoos or wildlife parks (which are stocked with domesticated, permanent animals) wildlife hospitals generally offer a 'hands off' wildlife experience. Even though animal handling/interaction is very low, you will have the opportunity to help sick and injured wildlife return to the wild. This process is crucial for their long-term survival and a privilege to experience. We train all volunteers on site and you do not need to have previous experience working with animals. However, in order to volunteer you must be over 18 years of age and is recommended you have a current tetanus vaccination.
Please note this position is advertised by the City of Cockburn Volunteer Resource Centre on behalf of the organisation above.