ID: 197207

Wildlife Rescue Vehicle Driver

Animal Welfare Regular - more than 6 months Devon Park SA

About this opportunity

During Spring and Summer we will be receiving 50 to 60 calls per day for wildlife in need. Many of these calls we can resolve by giving advice to the member of the public calling in. Other cases require a volunteer to contain and/or transport the animal or bird to a vet or wildlife carer. This is where you come in.

We communicate open cases with an alert system using a smartphone and app. As these cases come in you will be required to triage cases based on your current location and the criticality of the case. Your shift will start at 9 am and finish at 5 pm, where you will be required to cover as many open cases as you can safely.

You will receive training in rescue, assessment and first care to enable you to make good decisions in the best interests of the animal in need.

You will have a current South Australian Drivers Licence and will need to obtain a current (3 years from the date of issue) National Police Check if you are successful in your application.

You need to own a smartphone and be comfortable with learning new technologies.

You must have good "customer service" skills to maintain SOWFI's good reputation working with the public and vet industry.

SOWFI is a Member Organisation and you must become a member to volunteer with us. Annual membership fees are $55 ($45 conc)

Additional requirements

Driver's Licence . National Police Certificate *.

Please note:
* As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the type of insurance provided for volunteers (e.g. Voluntary Workers Personal Accident Insurance).
* Best practice volunteer involvement recommends that a volunteer role should not be more than 15-16 hours per week.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

This will be an ongoing position for the successful applicant, subject to probationary period. You will be required to commit to at least 1 shift from 9am to 5pm during the week.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
Type of work
  • Driving & Transportation
  • Working with Animals