Wildlife Rescue Australia
24-hour Call Centre

Membership of Wildlife Rescue Inc

Wildlife Rescue Inc has established an Australia-wide call centre to facilitate the rescue of Australian native animals. This 24/7/365 service is provided by WRI phone coordinators (PCs), supported by other members of the association.

Note: “Wildlife Rescue Australia” is the registered business name of Wildlife Rescue Inc.

All members of WRI are required to play an active role in the Association, either as a PC, research/admin/fundraising officer or other office bearer appointed by the Board.

A person may support WRI by registering as a rescuer or licenced carer WITHOUT JOINING WRI.

Details relating to membership and governance of the association are available in the WRI Constitution and the WRI By-Laws.

Eligibility
   1. Persons applying for membership of Wildlife Rescue Inc must:
          • be 18 years of age or over;
          • have no criminal convictions, particularly relating to cruelty to animals; and
          • not be involved in any commercial activity which conflicts with WRA’s aims or objectives.

   2. Persons wishing to become a PC should preferably have:
          • a working knowledge of native animal welfare;
          • the maturity to handle calls from the public;
          • good organisational skills;
          • an adequate computer/internet and phone system; and
          • good computer skills.

   3. Other positions currently available are described on the Positions Vacant page.

   4. Members in receipt of a Centrelink benefit are required to volunteer a minimum of 15 hours per week. It is preferred that other members of WRI volunteer for a similar period.

Wherever practicable, new members are required to act as a phone coordinator for an introductory period, so as to gain some understanding of the role.

Membership Fees
A member giving his/her time and effort to support WRI is not required to pay any membership fee.

To apply for Membership of WRA, complete the online application form.

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