Maranoa Wildlife Caring & Education Centre relies on volunteers to provide its services.
Being a volunteer for our organisation is a rewarding and fulfilling experience.
For each of our Volunteers the reason is different. Perhaps yours will be :
Dedicated, enthusiastic people with an open mind, who are willing to start learning — and to never stop! Given the time commitment, wildlife caring often suits people who are retired or are part-time workers – although many of our carer’s also have full-time jobs and are able to meet their carer responsibilities.
Wildlife carers must be licensed and trained as it’s illegal to care for native wildlife if you do not have a permit. To find out more about how you can become involved in wildlife care in your area contact your nearest group or the Department. Maranoa residents can apply here (LINK – MWCEC application form) or contact us on 0458 624 760.
Our wildlife carers are provided free training prior to commencing their role as a volunteer carer.
Once you have received your training you will have a better understanding of the types of equipment that becomes valuable. Here is a list of some of the common items our carer’s use.