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Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital Volunteer

Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital

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Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is the only all-species wildlife hospital operating in Northern NSW. From its base in Northern NSW, it provides professional veterinary services to sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife, free of charge. It has treated approximately 6000 patients since opening its doors in October 2020.

Affectionately known as ‘Matilda’ through a public naming competition, it is also the only mobile wildlife hospital in Australia, with unique capacity to go to the site of a natural disaster like a bushfire, flood, or mass disease outbreak to help wildlife. With deep cell batteries, onboard water, satellite communications, solar panels and a fully equipped and staffed veterinary hospital, it is the only one of its kind in Australia, and possibly the world.

As a valued volunteer for Byron Wildlife Hospital, you will be an essential part of the hospital team. Our volunteer program allows you to work alongside our dedicated professional staff and aid them in supporting wildlife.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Recording data.
  • Cleaning and setting up enclosures.
  • Assisting with feeding.
  • Assisting with laundry.
  • Assisting nurses with wildlife restraint and handling.
  • Ensuring hospital is well presented and tidy.
  • Adhere to the mission, vision, and values of the wildlife hospital.

Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Keen to learn and happy to take directions.
  • Effective communication.
  • Able to develop good relationships internally and externally.
  • A supportive team player.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Can remain calm in a small, busy environment.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in tasks.
  • Reliable and punctual.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision.
  • Capable for standing for long periods of time.

Please note that all volunteers must have a copy of a current Police Check (within last three years).

Our ideal candidate will be as passionate about wildlife and environmental conservation as we are. #forthewildlife*