Wildlife Volunteers Assoc Inc. (WILVOS) Sunshine Coast - QLD
Wildlife Volunteers Association Inc. has been operating for over 25 years.
Based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, WILVOS provides rescue, rehabilitation and release services to the local native fauna.
Previously caring for wildlife under the umbrella of Queensland National Parks, WILVOS became an incorporated body back in 1995, operating with only 20 volunteers. Now 25 years later we have 290 members who all have a passion and desire to assist our native animals in need. With a dedicated hotline that operates 24 hours a day 365 days a year, WILVOS receives thousands of calls each year from members of the community requiring assistance for injured, orphaned or distressed animals.
The WILVOs volunteers provide rescue, rehabilitation and release services to injured, orphaned and distressed native animals. Working closely with many other wildlife services and organisations including the Australian Wildlife Hospital, RSPCA, local vets, local businesses, the Sunshine Coast University, local councils and the police, we receive thousands of calls and rescue requests a year.
We currently have 290 volunteers that participate in a range of services provided by carers, phone line operators, fundraising and community awareness officers, along with Friends of WILVOS.
WILVOs values its volunteers and ensure that all active members have access to the appropriate training and facilities that they need to optimally rehabilitate the wildlife in their care. As all native animals are protected under the Nature Conservation Act 1992. All members are required to attend mandatory workshops, which cover wildlife care, policies and procedures and hotline training.
WILVOS follows the Code of Practice for volunteer organisations.
We are continually looking for new members to join us, so to find out more or join us, please see our website for more details.