Fauna Conservation Department is recruiting dedicated volunteers to assist in our daily operations. As a Fauna volunteer, you will work with our mules, exhibit and rescued animals. Join us as a volunteer and help to strengthen fauna conservation efforts in Hong Kong.
Wild Animal Rescue Centre (WARC)*
- The general care of rescued animals including preparing food, cleaning cages and laundry;
- Assisting staff with regular animal check-ups, treatments and animal feeding.
- Care for the two mules which would include mule health check, stable cleaning, feeding, exercising and grooming;
- Maintain and keep in good working order all work related equipment as well as keeping an inventory of the equipment;
- Assist the Mule Team with the delivery of cargo around the KFBG hillside;
- Assist the Mule Team in conducting public educational talks to the public from time to time.
Live Education Displays (LED)*
- Daily care and husbandry of long-term rescued wildlife; i.e. cleaning of animal enclosures, food preparation, feeding of animals;
- Assist the LED keepers with landscaping and set-up of animal enclosures ;
- Assist the LED keepers with the development and building of animal enrichment items;
- Assist the LED keepers in conducting public educational talks as needed;
- Maintain visitor facilities around animal enclosures; i.e. cleaning of signage, clearing of walkways.
Veterinary Team #
- Assist with or observe radiography, anaesthesia and surgeries;
- Assist with or observe sample collection, processing and laboratory procedures;
- Assist with or observe handling of wild animals;
- Assist with or observe nursing care of in-patients including medications, and husbandry;
- Self-guided study, when quiet, you will be expected to read or research relevant topics;
- When quiet, assist with general running of the hospital, including routine up keep tasks.
Assisting Project Team staff with the daily operation of department Projects, including (but not limited to):
- Assisting with the general care of turtles that are part of an ex-situ conservation project;
- Assisting with projects that involve mitigating wildlife/human conflicts and amphibian conservation;
- Assisting with the curating of our natural history specimen collection;
- Assisting with data entry relating to our conservation projects.
** Applicants that can offer a long-term commitment over several months preferred, even if only 1 day per week.
- Help design signage and leaflets;
- Write social media posts;
- Take photographs;
- Run educational activities, animal talks and night safaris.
- Help translate department documents from English to Chinese and from Chinese to English;
- Data entry;
- Assist in stock take.
- Hong Kong permanent residents aged between 16 to 65 years, applicants under 18 will need to complete and submit a Parental Consent Form.
- Able to work in an outdoor environment.
- Valid tetanus vaccination (compulsory).
- Valid rabies and hepatitis B vaccination (preferred).
- Previous animal care experience including pets (preferred).
- Serve a minimum of 10 working days (0830-1700).
Applicants who are not Hong Kong Permanent Residents may be considered providing –
- They are able to commit a minimum of 20 working days and provide their own accommodation. If the application is accepted by the Fauna Conservation Department they will be requested to apply to the HKSAR Immigration Department for a training visa.
- Complete and sign an Overseas Volunteer Training Agreement which will support the application to immigration.
* Applicants indicating a longer service period (20 working days or above) will have priority.
# Only open to veterinarians, veterinary nurses and veterinary students.
Due to limited parking space, volunteers are recommended to take public transportation to KFBG.
How To Apply
Please click here for online application.
Before you apply, please read the Volunteer Attachment Programme Conditions.
You may contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further questions or information.
Once receiving your application, we will contact you by email shortly.