These are critical volunteer roles which involve taking injured or orphaned wildlife to a vet, shelter or another specialist facility, such as Healesville Sanctuary. Rescue involves capturing the animal (hands on!) and taking it either to a vet or carer. Transporters do not catch, they simply deliver the animals (between vets, carers etc.,) generally without having to handle them.

Rescue and Transport  volunteer roles do require you to complete AWARE (or other wildlife group) rescuer training to ensure you have the skills to safely transport and handle wildlife and you must become an AWARE member.

You’ll also need a good level of general fitness, a mobile phone, a current Victorian driver’s licence and access to a reliable vehicle. It is also recommended you have a current tetanus vaccination.