How to Help

Join us in caring for and ensuring the future of our local species

Volunteer

FAWNA cares for sick, injured, orphaned and displaced wildlife, as well as conducting training, research and community education and awareness.

Volunteers make up 100% of our workforce and are the backbone that holds everything together. There are many varied roles for volunteers within our organisation, and you can do as much or as little as you have time for. Please keep in mind that all our volunteers work toward a common end goal – To release rehabilitated wildlife back into the wild as quickly as possible.

Volunteers do not need any previous experience in working with animals as all training is provided. However, in order to volunteer you must be over 16 years of age and we ask that you have a current tetanus vaccination.

As a Volunteer you need to commit to at least 1 shift per month for example: 9.30am to 11.30am at either Possum Finishing School or FAWNA Flight Academy. We ask that you attend at least one fundraising event and at least one skills training course per year.

Please note: There is a joining fee (once only) which covers the administration costs of your membership, incorporating your induction, insurance, identification card, uniform shirt, and lanyard. This Fee is payable on approval of your application by the committee. Lanyard and Shirt will be provided at your first Volunteer shift.

There is also an annual Membership Fee which is invoiced at the end of the financial year.

If this sounds like you then please click on the button below to fill out an application form and begin your exciting and rewarding journey with FAWNA.

Corporate Volunteers

Corporate volunteering provides your company with the opportunity to develop staff team building skills and promotes your involvement within the community.

Volunteering with FAWNA can allow your workers to feel that they can make a difference to conservation and support wildlife.  This sense of purpose can lead to increased productivity and a higher workplace morale.

There are many ways your company can assist FAWNA, whether it is in a team building or skills building project.

Team Building
  • Enclosure servicing
  • Gardening
  • Planting
  • Enclosure upgrades
  • Area upgrades
Skills Building
  • Marketing
  • Software development
  • New facility construction
  • Trade services

To participant in a Corporate Day please contact us.

School Volunteer Program

FAWNA’s school volunteer program allows students to develop skills that they can then apply to everyday life. It can make students feel more confident and connected to nature and people. Students under the supervision of their teachers participate in many different areas.

Participation can be weekly, fortnightly, or monthly according to the schools’ individual requirements.

Volunteering with FAWNA can create a positive change in a student’s life and the things they care about. It gives them a way to;

  • Develop social skills.
  • Explore possible career options.
  • Connect with people in their community.
  • Value the importance of conserving nature.

To arrange a volunteering experience please contact us.

Supporter/Member

Becoming a supporter or member of FAWNA allows you to get involved without being an active volunteer.

As FAWNA is a not-for-profit organisation we rely on the generosity of the community to help us support wildlife.

Becoming a supporter/member is a low cost yearly subscription of $30 which gives you the benefits of

  • A newsletter
  • An annual “Members Morning Tea”
  • Satisfaction of knowing you are supporting our wildlife.

Biodiversity Partner

FAWNA Biodiversity Partner Badge
A Biodiversity Partnership allows businesses to support FAWNA’s carers and projects by pledging a percentage of their income.
As a Biodiversity Partner you get access to our unique partner badge.

To become a Biodiversity Partner please contact us.

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