Island Wildlife Caretaker

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founded in 2010
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Venturel to the wild and beautiful Vancouver Island to rehabilitate and rescue wildlife! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
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Take a trip now to the beautiful and wild Vancouver Island and volunteer abroad with a wildlife rehabilitation project that rescues over 2,000 wild birds and mammals from throughout the Vancouver Island region. Over 85% of these orphaned and injured animals have been directly or indirectly impacted by humans.


Their mission is to provide humane care to injured, orphaned, sick, and distressed wildlife based on established rehabilitation standards and the animal's natural history. Each animal is treated individually and assessed for eventual release back into the wild. In an attempt to reduce our community’s impact on wildlife, they also aim to educate the public about wildlife, animal welfare, and co-existing with nature. Working with wildlife at the center is rewarding but physically demanding, and it is by no means an ’easy holiday option’! Animal care volunteers are needed most during the busiest summer months of April through September; however volunteering through the winter is possible. Volunteers are mainly involved in caring for smaller critters (like raccoons) and birds.

Typical day

This is a fast paced, intense, and physically demanding environment. Four-hour shifts pass quickly due to regular feedings that must be kept on schedule and endless cleaning duties. Volunteers help with bottle feeding young mammals and hand feeding young birds, preparing diets for self-feeding animals, cleaning and enriching animal cages, and general cleaning around the facility such as dishes, laundry, and wash pad. Volunteers that are handy with tools may also help fix or build cages and other structures. Volunteers work both individually and as a team to complete the required tasks. Depending on your experience and duration you may not be allowed to handle certain animal species. Some of the tasks that'll be designated to you are as follows:

  • Feed and care for different kind of animals including mammals and birds
  • Build and maintain animal enclosures
  • Assist with capture and release
  • Educate the public

Free-time activities

On time offs, volunteers have the opportunity to partake in leisure time activities such as; fishing, whale watching, surfing, hiking, skiing, sightseeing and so much more!

Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Hiking
Winter Sports

Requi­sitos

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Required Documents
CV, Resume, Letter of Motivation, Two pics and Signed Policies and Liability Form (provided during application process)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 16:30

Serviços incluídos

Services by Fronteering Travel

  • Airport Pickup
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Mail-holding service
  • Ongoing service
  • Tours
  • 24/7 Emergency contact

Airport Pickup at Victoria International Airport

You will arrive in Victoria the capital of the Canada’s British Columbia province. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your Homestay near the volunteer project.

Accommodation

Your Homestay accommodation will be arranged by FRONTEERING near the volunteer project. You will live with a Canadian family where you have your own bedroom, laundry facility in the house is at your disposal, wireless internet available, cable TV and 3 meals a day included. Of course you can also make use of the living room, kitchen and washroom. It’s a great way to get to know the real Greater Vancouver Area and improve your English.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

You will be provided with 3 meals a day, specific catering available on request only.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Victoria International Airport (YYJ) in Victoria. We assist you to find cheap flights to Canadá.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Canadá provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Canadá you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Canadá.

Datas & Custos

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

There are no specific dates fro this project however, try to book early in advance to be ensured a placement!


Please note that this program is NOT FULLY FUNDED

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
8 - 8 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
8 weeks (min. stay)
$2.995
8 weeks (max. stay)
$2.995
Average fees
$374 /week

Por favor, note que as taxas acima indicadas são estimadas. Fronteering Travel informará o candidato sobre o preço final durante o processo de candidatura.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Fronteering Travel during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Garantia de Qualidade
Elevados padrões éticos & impacto social transparente
Opção Flex
Altere a sua reserva sem custos adicionais
Garantia de Reembolso
Reembolsamos suas despesas caso Fronteering Travel cancele sua viagem
Apoio & Mediação
Nós cobrimos suas costas, não importa o que aconteça.
Os nossos serviços são gratuitos!
Todas as despesas do programa são cobradas diretamente por Fronteering Travel.

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Island Wildlife Caretaker

Venturel to the wild and beautiful Vancouver Island to rehabilitate and rescue wildlife!

$374/week

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