Extension of Fauna Outreach Volunteer Programme 2019 Recruitment

The Fauna Conservation Department conducts Animal Encounter and Discovery Table programmes on the first three Sundays of each month. Participants will experience close encounters with animals while increasing their awareness regarding wildlife conservation and illegal wildlife trade. Hopefully attendees will take away with them a greater respect and appreciation for wildlife and become empowered to lead greener lifestyles and support wildlife conservation work.

Volunteers are important in these two programmes. The Fauna Outreach Volunteer Training Programme provides comprehensive training and guidance for volunteers. Qualified volunteers will help lead the programmes and other outreach activities.

More information about the Animal Encounter and Discovery Table programmes:

https://www.kfbg.org/eng/events/animal-encounters.aspx

Volunteer Duties:

  • Act as the guide for the Native Mammal Talk as a part of the Animal Encounter programme;
  • Assist Animal Keepers during the Mule, Python and Raptor Talks which are part of the Animal Encounter programme;
  • Introduce animal artifacts and 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 speaking in public;
  • Receive a certificate of recognition after eight days of service over the first 12 months;
  • Lunch and travel allowance.

Extended 2019 Intake: 20 volunteers

 

Training Period:

Training Day 1:             30 November (Saturday)            10am - 4pm

Training Day 2:             1 December (Sunday)                10am - 4pm

Training Day 3:             8 December (Sunday)                10am - 4pm

Exam:                           14 December (Saturday)            10am - 4pm

Contingency:                21 December (Saturday)             10am - 4pm

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

 

Training Location:

Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden

Language:

Cantonese and English

Requirements:

  • 18 years or above;
  • Good command of Cantonese, Mandarin and English;
  • Good interpersonal and speaking in public skills;
  • Enjoy working outdoors;
  • Able to work independently and in 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.

Commitment:

Complete eight days of service within 12 months for KFBG activities.

Deposit:

HK$500. Total amount will be refunded when the whole training course and volunteer services are completed.

Application Procedure:

  • Interested parties, please submit an online application through KFBG website https://volunteerapplication.kfbg.org/en/form2. 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'.
  • For enquiries, please contact Ms Bel Li at belli@kfbg.org.
Application Deadline: 14 November 2019 (Thursday)