Each day, the wildlife in our care are given ‘room service’, which involves cleaning of their enclosures, washing food dishes, food preparation, laundry, collecting browse and so on.

Shelter Helpers generally come in between 8.30AM and 9AM (for 3 hours approx) to assist with “housekeeping” at an AWARE Wildlife Shelter. We also require Shelter Helpers in the afternoons, arriving between 4.30PM and 5PM (for 1.5 hours approx.)

Ideally, we’d ask that Shelter Helpers to commit to particular days where possible, so we can be sure we have adequate care for the animals each day, but we also understand that everyone has varying commitments, so we ask that you let us know in advance if you’re not able to make it on your set day.

Training is provided and there is always someone available to support you and answer questions.