You take your share in the daily work at the Wildlife Rehab center. Step by step, we will introduce you to our way of working and the strict protocols that we follow. Being keen to learn is essential. In the beginning, you will mainly perform basic tasks, and assist a more experienced ESC-volunteer. Do take in mind that at our centre everyone should undertake all sorts of work: feeding and weighing the animals, assist the staff, preparing food, but also cleaning cages, washing-up, folding dried towels and mop floors. You have to pursue administrative discipline and follow certain hygienic procedures. Being flexible is essential since wildlife does not have a clock to follow. During your project, you will learn how to rehabilitate all types of birds and mammals, how to carry out fluid therapy, tube animals and how to help oiled wildlife. You will work together with a big group of motivated volunteers (locals, interns, older people), where a good team spirit is important.
ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS
You will have your own room in a house 25 minutes away (by bike) from the Wildlife Center. In the house, kitchen, bathroom and toilet are shared with 3 other persons. Every ESC-volunteer will receive € 360,00 a month, including both your food expenses and pocket money. It will be paid every month through your bank account. You will also get a bike that can be used to go to the city center, a 25-minute ride from the ESC-house.
TRAINING DURING THE ACTIVITY
In your first days, your will work together with a senior local volunteer or staff member to learn all the necessary things. Step by step, you will be introduced to the strict protocols and the way of working.
No foreknowledge is required. Age between 19 and 30 years old. We are looking for a spontaneous young adult who has a passion for nature and wildlife. Someone who is able to commit 7 months of his/her life to this Wildlife Rehabilitation project. You need to be flexible (weekend work), social and be able to handle stress. Being in a good physical condition and not afraid to get your hands dirty! You will work in a team, so having a good open mind and attitude is essential. English: minimum A2.
A total of 30 week(s) during the period 16/08/2021 to 14/03/2022
Nieuwpoortsesteenweg 642, 8400 Oostende Belgium
LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS FROM
Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Algeria, Estonia, Egypt, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Georgia, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Iceland, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Morocco, Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Russian Federation, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom
Environment and natural protection
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Application deadline: 08/08/2021