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Published On: 27 May 2022

Celebrating our Volunteers

National Volunteer Week kicked off on 16 May and is Australia's largest annual celebration of volunteering.  The theme for this year was Better Together, and our vet team couldn't agree more.  Volunteers are the lifeblood of Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.

Last year our volunteers worked 6 396 shifts, and in those shifts, our volunteers drove our two ambulances, managed our reception, cleaned endlessly, prepared food and supported our vet staff in every way possible.  Overall, this added up to a staggering 29 359 hours of volunteer contribution.

There are currently over 150 volunteers working at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital across eight volunteer roles.  These fantastic people are why Currumbin Wildlife Hospital has cared for over 150 000 sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife patients over the past 20 years. 

We'd also love to extend our sincere thanks to the carers volunteering to save wildlife.  The sleepless nights, resilience and patience do not go unnoticed.  Last year there were 252 different species admitted into Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, and our specialised, caring network provided around the clock support.

National Volunteer Week was a chance for all of us to recognise the vital work of volunteers and celebrate the enormous contribution of these individuals.  The team enjoyed participating in a breakfast or morning tea, which is a great chance to get together and enjoyed by all; the future of Australian wildlife and our threatened species is in these remarkable people

If you're looking for volunteering opportunities, you can apply via our website.

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