Fauna Conservation Volunteer

  • Wildlife Animal Rescue Centre

Limited places are available for volunteers to assist in the wildlife rescue work. In most cases, we prefer experienced volunteers or medium and long-term volunteers (a month or more of service).

Duties:

  1. The general care of rescued animals including preparing food, cleaning cages and laundry
  2. Assisting staff with regular animal check-ups, treatments and animal feeding


What we’re looking for:

  1. A hardworking, responsible team player
  2. Physically fit and enjoy the outdoors
  3. A minimum commitment of 3 days per week (Monday – Sunday, 8:30am - 5 pm) for at least 2 months.
  4. Valid tetanus vaccination
  5. Valid rabies and hepatitis B vaccination (Preferred)
  6. Previous experience with animals including pets (Preferred)


What you’ll get:

  1. Joy in working with animals and a deeper understanding of their needs, and be able to contribute toward the conservation of many different species
  2. Basic animal husbandry training
  3. Additional animal husbandry training (For volunteers who can offer long term regular commitment i.e. at least 4 days per week for at least 2 months)
  4. Lunch and travel allowance (For volunteers who can offer long term regular commitment)


When filling in your application, please indicate “Wild Animal Rescue Centre” in the “Volunteer Job Requested”.

  • Mule Operations

If you have an interest in horses and other equines, volunteer with the Mule Operations at KFBG and get a chance to interact closely with our friendly mules “Dennie” and “Duffy”.

Duties:

  1. Care for the two mules which would include mule health check, stable cleaning, feeding, exercising and grooming
  2. Maintain and keep in good working order all work related equipment as well as keeping an inventory of the equipment
  3. Assist the Mule Team with the delivery of cargo around the KFBG hillside.
  4. Assist the Mule Team in conducting public educational talks to the public from time to time.
     

What we’re looking for:

  1. A hardworking, responsible team player
  2. Physically fit and enjoy the outdoors
  3. Love working with equines
  4. Preferably with previous horse or mule experience
  5. A minimum commitment of 1 day per week (Monday – Sunday, 8:30am - 5 pm) for at least 2 months.
     

What you’ll get:

  1. Joy in working with animals and contribute to environmentally friendly sustainable operation
  2. Basic animal husbandry training
  3. Lunch and travel allowance (For volunteers who can offer long term regular commitment)
     

When filling in your application, please indicate “Mule Team” in the “Volunteer Job Requested”.

  • Veterinary team

If you are a vet, vet nurse or vet student and want to broaden your experience with wildlife rescue and medicine, you may wish to consider an attachment with the vet team.
 
Duties:
 
  1. Assist with or observe radiography, anaesthesia and surgeries
  2. Assist with or observe sample collection, processing and laboratory procedures
  3. Assist with or observe handling of wild animals
  4. Assist with or observe nursing care of in-patients including medications, and husbandry
  5. Self-guided study, when quiet, you will be expected to read or research relevant topics
  6. When quiet, assist with general running of the hospital, including routine up keep tasks
 
Time commitment:
 
1.       Minimum of two weeks attachment HK permanent resident
2.       Minimum of 4 weeks if non-HK resident (Training Visa from Immigration Department may be required)
 
What you'll get:
 
1.       Joy in working with animals and contribution to environmentally friendly sustainable operation
2.       Exotic/wildlife medicine exposure
3.       Basic animal husbandry training
4.       Rescue and rehabilitation procedures
5.       Meet and work alongside wildlife rescue professionals
6.       Lunch and travel allowance (For volunteers who can offer long term regular commitment)
 
  • Project Team

Volunteers who enjoy outdoor work can help remove illegal wildlife traps and conduct ecological monitoring.
 
  • Live Educational Displays

Volunteers can also help in the Live Educational Displays (LED) section, where rescued animals that cannot be released back to the wild are maintained and displayed for educational purposes. Volunteers will acquire skills of animal care and provide captive enrichment for exhibit animals.

 Duties:

  1. Daily care and husbandry of long-term rescued wildlife; i.e cleaning of animal enclosures, food preparation, feeding of animals
  2. Assist the LED keepers with landscaping and set-up of animal enclosures  
  3. Assist the LED keepers with the development and building of animal enrichment items
  4. Assist the LED keepers in conducting public educational talks as needed
  5. Maintain visitor facilities around animal enclosures; i.e cleaning of signages, clearing of walkways
     

What we're looking for?

  1. A hardworking, responsible team player
  2. Physically fit, enjoy working outdoors and does not mind getting dirty
  3. Love working with animals
  4. Preferably with some animal care experiences
  5. Valid tetanus vaccination (compulsory)
  6. Volunteer period of :
    1. 5 days per week for 1 month (Monday – Sunday 8:30am – 5:00pm)
    2. Min. 4 days per week for 2 months (Monday – Sunday 8:30am – 5:00pm)
    3. Min 3 days per week for 3 months and up (Monday – Sunday 8:30am – 5:00pm)
    4. Only weekends, 3 months and up
       

What you'll get?

  1. Joy of working with animals
  2. Unique experience and develop skills working with captive wildlife
  3. Skills of basic husbandry and animal care
  4. Lunch and travel allowance (For volunteers who can offer long term regular commitment) 
     
  • Education and Administration

For volunteers who are inclined towards office work, we have places available for volunteers to assist our Education Officer. Works would include filing, signage preparation, stocktaking, photography, etc. And for those that would like to be involved in our education programme we have several regular education activities that they can join.

How To Apply

Please click here for online application.

Before you apply, please read the Volunteer Attachment Programme Conditions.

Due to limited parking space, volunteers are recommended to take public transportation to KFBG.

You may contact fauna@kfbg.org for further questions or information.

Once receiving your application, we will contact you by email shortly.