COVID 19: Due to the bushfires and COVID-19 we have a backlog of members who are awaiting training as indicated below, before they can independently care for animals, so you may want to consider deferring your application until all is settled down. If you still want to proceed, please see below.
LIKE TO VOLUNTEER?
There are many ways Wildlife Rescue South Coast volunteers contribute to our efforts. Not everyone has to do hands-on rescue work. Volunteer roles include:
Some of our volunteers assist by becoming a ‘buddy’. This allows members who may not be able to commit to other roles, to get ‘carer’s experience’ by lending a hand to other carers who may be very busy. This is quick way to learn the key skills such as how to handle various species. Species coordinators can assign volunteers to assist experienced carers who may appreciate a helping hand from time to time.
While caring for native animals including birds, possums, wombats, wallabies and flying-foxes continues throughout the year, we are particularly busy, such as during spring and summer and after extreme weather events. We encourage members to attend meetings and training days, to meet and share information with each other.
This page last updated February 2021