Fauna Outreach Volunteer Programme 2017

The Fauna Conservation Department organizes the Animal Encounter and Discovery Table programmes on 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays of each month. Participants will enjoy a close encounter with animals while they increase awareness towards wildlife conservation and illegal wildlife trade. We hope participants will come away with greater respect and appreciation for wildlife, and become empowered to lead greener lifestyles and support wildlife conservation work.
 
Volunteers are one of the important elements of these two programmes. The Fauna Outreach Volunteer Training Programme provides comprehensive training and guidance for volunteers. Qualified volunteers will help lead these two programmes and other outreach activities.
 

Volunteer Duties:

  • Provide interactive interpretation for visitors;
  • Assist Animal Keepers during animal close encounter sessions, e.g. python, raptor, and mule talk;
  • Assist in maintaining the smooth operation of Fauna Outreach activities, e.g. manage crowds and handling enquiries

Requirements:

  • Good command of Cantonese and English, Mandarin is an advantage
  • Good interpersonal and public speaking skills
  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Able to work independently or as a team
  • Able to volunteer for at least one day every two months
  • Experience in tour guiding or organising education programmes is an advantage

Benefits:

  • Gain an opportunity to promote wildlife conservation
  • Gain knowledge in mules, reptiles, mammals and birds
  • Gain experience in guiding tours and public speaking
  • Gain certificate of recognition after 6 days of service over the first 12 months
  • Lunch allowance
  • Travel allowance after 3 days of service

Application Procedure:

  • Interested parties, please submit an online application: http://kfbg.net/modules/form_builder/published/form2.php on or before 26th May 2017.
  • In order to identify potential volunteers, please clearly state “Fauna Outreach Volunteers” under “Volunteer role(s) you are interested” during application process.
  • A Paragraph (not more than 300 words) on “Name three ways to inspire a greater sense of appreciation in nature amongst Hongkongers” should be included together with the Letter To Us document.
  • Potential candidates will be invited to a face-to-face interview in June.
  • Successful candidates will be required to attend the Volunteer Training Programme on
    Training: 22nd, 23rd and 29th July 10am – 4pm
    Assessment: 30th July 1-4pm
  • For enquiries, please contact Ms. Joyee Chan at joyeechan@kfbg.org.