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Wildlife Volunteers Association WILVOS Charity Profile
Australia's wildlife has experienced enormous habitat loss and destruction over the past 30 years making way for development to house our growing community. The Wildlife Volunteers Association I
Above: A fund raising event held at Eumundi for World Environment Day 2005.
WILVOS has approximately 250 members. 100 members are active carers who pick up injured or distressed wildlife and rehabilitate these animals back into their natural habitat. The remaining members are Friends of WILVOS do not actively care for wildlife but assist in many other ways. All members pay an annual subscription fee.
The WILVOS will provide rescue, rehabilitation and release services to injured or distressed native animals on the Sunshine Coast (ranging from Gympie to Caboolture). The WILVOS values its volunteers and will ensure that active members have access to the appropriate training and facilities that they need to optimally rehabilitate the wildlife in their care. The WILVOS follows the code of practice for volunteer organisations.
Wildlife Volunteers Association WILVOS Volunteer Information
There are a number of ways in which you can volunteer for WILVOS. Any one of the following (and there are more) can help WILVOS to continue operating as a vital native animal welfare organisation covering the Sunshine Coast in Queensland (from Gympie to Caboolture). These include:
Foster caring; Rescuing; Fundraising; Education; Release; Newsletter; Waterways Protection; Manning the 24 hr hotline number.
All of the above roles are vital to the successful operation of the Association and all positions operate with a strong team focus. You don’t however need to take on a job to become a ‘WILVO’. You may also join as a friend of WILVOS and receive our six newsletters annually and enjoy the stories about native wildlife issues and experiences.