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Maintenance Volunteer

Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Name: Maintenance Volunteer
Organisation: Secret World Wildlife Rescue
Location: Secret World Wildlife Rescue, New Road, East Huntspill, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3PZ
Type: Part Time
We ask volunteers to commit to this role for a minimum of six months, attending one shift per fortnight or more (shifts are 8AM - 1PM, 1PM - 5PM and 5PM - 10PM)

Description

Secret World Wildlife Rescue specialises in the rescue, rehabilitation and eventual release of orphaned and injured wild creatures. It is run entirely on donations and runs a wildlife rescue service in the South West of England. Each year, more than 5,000 wild animals are helped by Secret World Wildlife Rescue. Together with a dedicated team of staff and volunteers, we continue to care for all manner of creatures, from the tiniest harvest mice and bats to badgers, swans, foxes, deer and otters.

If you have practical experience and skills relating to maintenance or construction, able to work quite independently or as part of a team, then you may be able to assist in the day to day management of the site, its seventy plus enclosures and other facilities.Work is obviously quite physical and can consist of indoor and outdoor tasks in all weathers.

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Organisation Description

We are here 8am to 8pm, 365 days a year to rescue sick, injured or orphaned wildlife. If you find an animal in need of urgent attention outside these hours please contact your nearest veterinary surgeon. The casualty will then be transported to Secret World the following morning for ongoing care.

We rescue or advise the public on over 5,000 animals and birds a year including hundreds of wildlife orphans such as otters, badgers, foxes and birds of prey, which we hand-rear, care for and rehabilitate, sometimes for as long as 18 months depending upon the species.


When

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Cause / Interests

  • Animals
  • Wildlife

Types of Activity

  • Construction
  • Outdoors
  • Working with animals

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

Previous experience of carpentry, plumbing or electrical work would be an advantage.


Benefits

Wildlife care experience and get to see a large variety of different species. Learn more about the threats faced by our native species and how certain diseases and injuries are treated.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 16
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: no
Restrictions: NA
Induction: yes
Insurance Cover: yes
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: yes
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form