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18 May   2018   (FRI)   to  17 Jun  2018   (SUN)  

Fauna Outreach Volunteer Programme 2018 Recruitment

Time: Whole day
Location:  Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden
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The Fauna Conservation Department organises the Animal Encounters and Discovery Tables programmes on first three 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. 

Click here for more information about the Animal Encounter and Discovery Table programmes

Volunteer Duties:

  • Act as the guide of the Native Mammal Talk as a part of the Animal Encounter programme;
  • Assist Animal Keepers during the Mule, Python and Raptor Talk as a part of the Animal Encounter programme;
  • Introduce animal specimens to visitors as a part of the Discovery Table programme
  • Assist in maintaining the smooth operation of Fauna Outreach activities, e.g. promoting the programmes, managing crowds and handling enquiries

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 and travel allowance

2018 Intake: 20 volunteers

Interview Period:

2nd or 3rd July 2018

Training Period:

  • Training Day 1: 5th August (Sunday) 10am – 4pm
  • Training Day 2: 11th August (Saturday) 10am – 4pm
  • Training Day 3: 18th August (Saturday) 10am – 4pm
  • Exam: 25th August (Saturday) 10am – 4pm
  • Contingency: 19th August (Sunday) 10am – 4pm

(In case one of the training day needs to be cancelled due to adverse weather, it will be rescheduled to this day).

Interview and Training Location:

Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden

Language:

Cantonese and English

Requirements:

  • 18 -64 years old
  • Good command of Cantonese, Mandarin and English
  • Good interpersonal and public speaking skills
  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Able to work independently and as a team
  • Able to volunteer for at least one day every two months
  • Education or work experience related to biology, ecology, zoology, environmental science or education are preferred
  • Experience in tour guiding or organising education programmes is an advantage

Application Procedure:

Interested parties, please submit an online application. In order to identify potential volunteers, please select “Others” for “Volunteer role(s) you are interested”, and input “Fauna Outreach Volunteer” for “Please specify others”.

Please upload a letter containing an essay of not more than 200 words on this topic: “Name three ways to inspire a greater sense of appreciation in nature amongst Hongkongers”.

Potential candidates will be invited to a face-to-face interview on either 2nd or 3rd July.

For enquiries, please contact Ms. Joyee Chan at joyeechan@kfbg.org

Application Deadline: 17th June 2018 (Sunday)