Reptile Encounters | Experiences - Volunteer

Volunteers

 

 

Volunteers are a very important part of the Reptile Encounters team. Our goal is to assist our volunteers in gaining the knowledge and experience required to work within the animal industry.

Our volunteers assist in a variety of daily tasks which can include:

  • Food preparation
  • Enclosure cleaning and maintenance 
  • Enrichment 
  • Health checks 
  • Visitor interactions 
  • Assisting with general cleaning tasks 

To apply for a volunteer position, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 18 years or over
  • Have a valid Working with Children Check 
  • Commit to the minimum of one regular day a week.
  • Are currently studying or completed tertiary education relevant to the animal industry.

 

Workplace Experience

 

 

To book work placement Students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 18 years or over
  • Have a valid Working with Children Check 
  • Are currently studying or completed tertiary education relevant to the animal industry.

Students will assist in a variety of daily tasks which can include:

  • Food preparation
  • Enclosure cleaning and maintenance 
  • Enrichment 
  • Health checks 
  • Visitor interactions 
  • Assisting with general cleaning tasks 

Reptile Encounters work placement program fills up very quickly, and bookings are essential.

 

 

 

If you  want to join the team please email your CV and cover letter to Life Sciences Manager at fay@reptileencounters.com.au

Testimonials

"During my time at Reptile Encounters I have had a huge amount of hands-on experience with Australian wildlife. I have been lucky enough to work on most of the different rounds, allowing for interaction with a range of native species. I have had fun every single day I volunteered, and when combined with the friendly and welcoming staff, it makes for a one of a kind experience."

"My favourite placement!" I enjoyed being actually able to handle the animals and learn about general husbandry for native pets-something I have never learnt before."

"Taking part in daily operations has been incredibly fruitful in my development with learning about native husbandry. I have learned ample volumes about both snakes and lizards with Jenna, Carl and Leah, who have all been great in helping me."

"It has been a great experience and has opened up more pathways to different places in the animal industry. I have learnt about how to look after many different animals from snakes to possums, their dietary requirements, and enclosures that are needed for them to have a good life in captivity."

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