The island of Sulawesi, is the closest of the Indonesian islands to the Philippines, which is well known as a point for illegal shipments of trafficked animals, on their way to China, Taiwan and Japan. This centre acts a sustainable rescue facility for animals confiscated in the port of Sulawesi. Without the presence of the centre, the authorities could not justify confiscating these animals and continue to fight against animal trafficking.
The centre was set up to care for these animals, make them feel safe and rehabilitate them into wild when they are ready. With the sheer number of animals rising, however, the centre is in need of volunteers to help with the day to day duties keeping the centre going. Animals wild instincts must be kept in tact if they are to be released, so the work will include coming up with new ways of encouraging this behaviour.
The majority of your time as a volunteer will be spent providing fresh drinking water and carrying out strategic feeding practices, encouraging animals to forage for their food. You will also be required to clean enclosures and carry out enrichments for all of the animals. This includes a variety of ancillary jobs, such as cleaning food bowls, equipment and food preparation areas. Full training is given, so no specific qualifications or experience are required, however volunteers must be flexible and have a love of animals.
*** Qualified vets and vet nurses are in great demand and discounts are offered to qualified vets who have over 2 years experience ***
The centre is situated in a beautiful mangrove forest on the coast in Northern Sulawesi and is located just 200 metres from the rescue centre’s own black sand beach; a product of the island’s active volcanoes. The area is ecologically diverse and many native species are still able to be seen in the wild.
For more information on costs and availability, contact a Kaya Advisor, for obligation-free advice.