(Suitable for ages 14 and above.)
The wild animals rescued at our Wildlife Sanctuary are victims of the illegal pet trade, and have suffered greatly. At our outdoor Sanctuary area, they enjoy a second chance at life, in naturalistic open enclosures where volunteers provide optimal daily care for the animals and maintenance of the enclosures.
The tasks will involve animal care where reptiles such as tortoises, turtles, lizards and snakes rescued from the illegal wildlife trade in Singapore are housed and cared for, before being rehabilitated and repatriated where possible.
Our daily work includes cleaning of indoor and outdoor enclosures, food preparation, feeding, enrichment programme, gardening and general maintenance. Please note that as rewarding the work can be, it can also be physically tiring working outdoors whether rain or shine.
Please note our volunteer call-outs are sent every 20th of the month to book for available slots for the following month. Example: Callouts sent on 20 August to book for volunteer slots in September.
Volunteer slots are booked according to first come first serve basis.
There are two (2) shifts available.SHIFT 1: 9:30am - 1pm (Max: 4 volunteers required)SHIFT 2: 2pm - 5pm (Max: 4 volunteers required)
Things to bring:- Mosquito repellent- Water bottle- Covered shoes/rubber boots (if you have a pair)- Long comfortable trousers, t-shirt
Volunteering Commitment:A minimum of at least one (1) shift per month for a period of three (3) months.
Please be aware that there are three rescued mongrels at the premises, who do not readily warm up to new people. No matter how cute they look and how experienced you are with dogs, we strictly advise against petting, running, screaming or approaching the dogs.
Meals:Only vegetarian/vegan food is allowed to be consumed on ACRES' premises.