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HOSPITAL VOLUNTEER ROLES


RECEPTION SUPPORT


An indoor role assisting hospital reception staff

What are the tasks?

  • Admission of wildlife patients
  • Answering general phone enquiries
  • General hospital cleaning
  • General administration tasks such as scanning and filing
  • Phoning members of the public and wildlife carers to provide updates on animals
  • There is a small amount of animal handling when admitting patients

What skills and characteristics do I need?

  • Must be comfortable speaking with members of the public
  • Previous admin experience desirable
  • Good computer skills required
  • Must be friendly and outgoing

 

REHABILITATION SUPPORT (closed)

An outdoor role assisting veterinary staff rehabilitating long-term hospital patients

What are the tasks?

  • Food preparation
  • Washing dishes
  • Cleaning of outdoor enclosures
  • General hospital cleaning
  • Assisting in restraining animals for medicating and feeding

What skills and characteristics do I need?

  • Must be able to work in a team as well as unsupervised
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be physically fit
  • Must be able to work outdoors in various climates (e.g. hot days, in rain)

 

HOSPITAL SUPPORT (closed)

An indoor role assisting veterinary staff care for sick and injured wildlife

What are the tasks?

  • Food preparation
  • Washing dishes
  • Cleaning of cages
  • General hospital cleaning
  • Assisting in restraining animals for medicating and feeding

What skills and characteristics do I need?

  • Must be able to work in a team as well as unsupervised
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be physically fit

 

VISITOR INTERACTION AND LAUNDRY

An indoor and outdoor role interacting with sanctuary visitors and assisting laundry duties

What are the tasks?

  • Laundry duties
  • Sorting medical supply donations
  • Restocking medical supplies
  • General hospital cleaning
  • Informing sanctuary visitors about animals being treated in the hospital
  • Informing sanctuary visitors about our Walkway for Wildlife fundraising Pavers and our Tree to Me fundraiser

What skills and characteristics do I need?

  • Must be comfortable speaking with members of the public
  • Must be friendly and outgoing
  • Must be able to work in a team as well as unsupervised
     

All applicants:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be able to commit to a 12 month period
  • Must have access to email
  • Must not have allergies to animals, food (including nuts) or dust
  • Must be able to perform moderate bending and lifting activities
  • Must be aware they will be working with sick and injured animals, some of which will require euthanasia
  • After successful completion of trial shifts, must pay a registration fee of $45
  • After successful completion of trial shifts, must attend a half-day induction course
  • Should be aware that staff cannot assist volunteers with TAFE assignments, and cannot sign volunteers off with competencies for TAFE

Shift times:

Volunteers are expected to commit to a 4 hour shift for a minimum of 12 months.  Shifts run 7 days a week at the following times:

Reception Support

8am to 1pm 12pm to 5pm

All other rounds

8am to 12pm 1pm to 5pm

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

ONLINE APPLICATION AND INTERVIEW AT VOLUNTEERING SERVICES AUSTRALIA
Once you have completed your online application, it will be forwarded to our recruitment partners at Volunteering Services Australia. Once your application is received they will phone you to arrange a time for you to attend an information session with them.

PHONE INTERVIEW WITH CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE HOSPITAL

Volunteer services will forward your information to the hospital volunteer manager, who will then arrange a time with you for an informal phone interview.  This will give us the opportunity to assess your suitability for the role and also give you an opportunity to ask any questions you have about volunteering with us.

TRIAL SHIFTS AT CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE HOSPITAL

If you meet our selection criteria, we will add you to our volunteer waiting list.  When a suitable position becomes available, we will invite you in to attend up to 3 trial shifts.  The trial shifts are carried out not only to find out if you are a good match for the role, but also for you to assess if you would like to volunteer in the program.

FURTHER INFORMATION<

Placements within any Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary volunteer program are limited and no guarantee of acceptance will be given. Thank you for understanding that in order to protect both our animals and sanctuary operations, only people who meet the selection criteria and program requirements can be accepted into the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary volunteer programs.  Please note that we open and close access to this program throughout the year, as positions fill and then become vacant. If the program is currently closed, please check back again as it will soon re-open.

*Please note that our volunteer programs are not currently open to international visitors.
 

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