Aussie Animal Care & Rehab

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Country: Australia,
Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation,

Assisting hands-on at a Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre that helps all types of animals. Based at the Centre site & at various locations throughout the Perth, like a national park, the river, the coast, the Wetlands, beaches, schools and Perth Zoo.

Assisting hands-on at a Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre that helps all types of animals. Based at the Centre site & at various  locations throughout the Perth, like a national park, the river, the coast, the Wetlands, beaches, schools and Perth Zoo.

You'll receive training on-site. You'll gain a lot of practical experience and you'll  learn a tremendous amount. The type of work is very varied, depending on the time of year, but includes endangered flora and fauna surveys and monitoring, weed control, tree planting, erosion and salinity control, seed collection, construction and maintenance of walking tracks, habitat restoration and heritage protection.

The range of activities you may undertake includes:

  • Caring for the animals and birds, including cleaning enclosures and cages.
  • Preparing food and water for the animals.
  • Filling the duck and swan pond.
  • Assisting with compiling medical records for all new animals that are brought to the Centre.
  • Checking the animal diet board to ensure that the sick or injured animals are receiving the meals that have been specified for them.
  • Cleaning the hospital boxes and tanks.
  • You may be able to assist with animal captures, but this will depend on a number of factors, such as whether the animal is dangerous, what type of terrain it is stranded in, and whether there are captures while you're there.
  • Surveys and monitoring
  • Ground maintenance: This includes tasks such as: checking the upkeep of the animal enclosures; checking the hoses and fixing them if required; checking the various pieces of equipment and reporting which need replacing or repairing, in order to ensure things are kept to the best standard possible
  • Gardening and Laundry
  • Help in the office with some administration

Animal welfare: the Centre has the policy that the feelings and mental welbeing of the animals, not the people, comes first! The centre brings in wild animals that are in desperate need of help, so you should be prepared for the fact that some of these injured or abused animals die and some have to be put to sleep.

 

Contact Details

Address:

BVOL - BUDGET VOLUNTEERING

Caravelle House, Goring Road,

Worthing

BN12 5HY


Telephone 1: +44 (0)207 193 6835

Website: http://budgetvolunteering.com/australia/cons-arc-perth.htm

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