There are many different ways that you can be involved with our Wildlife Rescue group. Every person can make a difference! There is a huge and growing demand for all wildlife rescue groups. Our growing population has major consequences on all wildlife. They are losing their habitat due to rapid urban development. Animals often find themselves subject to a world of cars, domestic animals and other risks. Sadly, the need for our services continues to grow every year. We need more volunteers and there are many ways that you can become involved to make a difference.
As a volunteer, you can donate as much or as little time as you are able. Some people are in a position to devote a lot of time to care for animals however there are also many people who have time limitations, making caring for animals difficult, and they can assist in other ways. We are a united group who work and support each other for the benefit of all the animals in our care. Many hands make light work and your help is greatly appreciated.
WRQ is a voluntary, not for profit organisation. We rely heavily on the generosity of the public donations which help to cover some of the expenses we incur when rescuing and rehabilitating our wildlife.
Wildlife Rescue Queensland is always looking for dedicated and committed carers. When you commit to becoming a carer, we will provide adequate training for you to ensure you are competent and confident with rescued and injured wildlife. Not everyone is in a suitable position to be able to care for animals in their own home due to work or family commitments, or financial restrictions to get adequately set up. Do not let this stop you from becoming involved with our group. Read on to find other ways you can volunteer with WRQ.
Collecting daily food for animals in care takes a considerable amount of time for carers. It can be very difficult for them to leave the house when they have many young orphaned animals that may be on 2 to 3 hourly feeds around the clock. Collecting native plant cuttings for possums, gliders, kangaroos and other animals is vital for their ongoing care.
Animals that are in care frequently require veterinarian care. If you have a vehicle and some spare time then transporting animals to and from the Wildlife Hospitals is of great help to our carers, many of whom have numerous animals in care which can make transport difficult.
With a 24 hour hotline available to the public we are always looking for highly experienced phone operators who can deal with the public. We provide all the training you will need. This role is often understaffed and we desperately need good phone operators. The phone calls we receive can occur day and night and we need trained people to be able to commit to a roster as often as they would like to. Even one weekend a month or one day a week is a major positive contribution to the group.
We undertake various fundraising events throughout the year. If you are able to assist in attending sausage sizzles or other fundraiser we would welcome your help.
WRQ also needs help with office tasks including data entry and other administration. There are many office duties and roles that we need expert help with. If you are savvy with administration or IT tasks then we would be excited to have you onboard.
Our carers need pouches for our convalescing and growing animals. If you can Sew then you will be a major support to our animal carers. Animals sometimes go through many pouches in a day and assistance with sewing pouches for carers is a big help. We provide you with all the instructions on how to sew pouches.
Every possum that comes into care is usually released with a possum box. We also need possum boxes while animals are in care for their cages and aviaries. But boxes are not just for possums, carers also use boxes for gliders and various other birds. If you are good at woodwork please let us know! We need your help! We will provide instructions to download to make it super easy!
If you have some ideas or some special skills that you think may be able to help the group then please let us know. We welcome any help that can assist our carers and group in our care for our local wildlife.
A Quarterly Newsletter.
Free Wildlife Mentoring.
Discounted Training Sessions.
Access to ‘Members Only’ private Facebook page.
Access to care for animals under our group permit once you are fully trained.