UCC Works Skills Centre Ambassadors
UCC Works Award Programme 2017-2018
Requirements:18+ Interest in exotic animal care and conservation. Physically fit
Based in the beatiful countryside of Spain this amazing sanctuary is committed to Animal Advocacy and Protection. The Foundation manages two rescue centres and sanctuaries for primates and other exotic mammals. They house animals from all over Europe who have been confiscated, abandoned or offered by private owners. Often these animals are rescused as a result of illegal trade, being exhibited in illegal zoos, used in biomedical research or the entertainment industry, with many of the animals having a history of abuse and neglect.
This is a wonderful opportunity to observe and learn from first hand experience about several species: Chimpanzees, Pig-tailed macaques, Barbary macaques, Baboons, Vervet monkeys and other species of primates. Also gaining a fantastic indight to the care and rehabilitation of Lions, Tigers and Leopards as well as a small number of wolves.
Full details: http://www.agapeadventures.ie/adventure.php?activity=179
Here - and with the help of our volunteers - they receive the professional care needed for their physical and mental recovery. After a careful process of rehabilitation, long-term solutions are sought through out-placement.
What you receive: Accommodation; Food; Training; Allowance; 24/7 Support; Information Pack; Airport Collection & more.
3 months €800
6 months €1100
12 months €1500
EVS / Erasmus+ opportunities also offered on limited basis each year.
Is training provided?: Yes
Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.
Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:
You would be part of a formed team and would help with the care of the animals at all times adhering to the foundations hands off policy, being fully involved in the day-to-day routine. You will be expected to help with the cleaning of their facilities. The preparation and distribution of food, and the constructing and making of environmental enrichment. In addition to this you may be required to assist with some minor technical maintenance, along with any other necessary tasks, administrative or otherwise. The duration of the volunteering is from a minimum of 3 months.
Skills required for this role:
We are looking for volunteers who have an affinity with the aims and objectives of the centre. As an international sanctuary it is important that volunteers should have a good level of spoken and written English. Volunteers should also be able to work independently and as a team member. You should be able to work methodically and hygienically. As the level of work can be physically demanding a good level of physical fitness is required.
Details of time commitment needed for role:
3 months minimum stay
Minimum time commitment per week:
10+ hour p/week
Additional screening required for this role:
Application online: http://www.agapeadventures.ie/adventure.php?activity=179 References Informal interview Garda vetting Doctors letter of medical fitness.
If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:
Name: Rachael Murphy
Address: Agape Adventures, Shiloh House, Co Wexford
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