Rabbit Care Assistant

  • VO85088
  • Suitable for groups


Description

Would you like to get involved in helping as many bunnies as possible? Would you like to learn lots about rabbit care and welfare and get lots of up to date training? You may fancy joining our team!

We have a need for volunteers all across Scotland to help with a variety of tasks and roles. We have a team across Scotland and are always looking for like-minded people to get involved. Ethics and welfare is at the top of our priority list as a rescue, we are a vegan run non kill rescue. For this reason, we like all of our team to be interested in education, rabbit welfare and be caring for their own rabbits as best as possible to. As representatives of our team, our volunteers should be following the Scottish Government legislation and RWAF guidlines to care for their own rabbits which includes having them neutered, vaccinated and bonded as well as give them lots of space available 24/7.

Being on the Maintenance Team:
This team is involved in helping at the rescue base directly. This role is great for those who love DIY and being hands on with outdoor manual work. You must have access to transport or be able to travel to the rescue on a regular basis.
This team helps with:
Doing DIY bunny housing repairs at the rescue including painting, sweeping, refelting, installing lino and installing runaround tunnels, building runs etc
Helping care for the rabbits at the rescue including medicating and syringe feeding post op bunnies, health checking and nail clipping bunnies and making enrichment toys for them
Cleaning out the rabbit enclosures at the rescue, deep cleaning litter trays, bowls, sweeping and disinfecting runs and housing, cleaning out carriers etc

Helping at the rescue itself runs on a rota of Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays half day or full day. Commitment to a regular shift is needed minimum once per month.

Organisation aims and objectives

We are a rabbit rescue and welfare organisation who work across Scotland to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome unwanted, neglected and abandoned rabbits. We also do lots of education work with the public, vets and schools to better improve rabbit welfare.

Availability

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Frequency and commitment details

Must commit to minimum 1 day per month

Restrictions

Experience required: Must be able to carry out manual tasks and work outdoors in all weathers. Must be calm and respectful of working around nervous animals. Must be willing to learn and take guidance.
Travel details: Must be able to travel to the rescue in South Lanarkshire.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Taster available: Yes
Training details: Initial training day for new starts and ongoing support

Last updated 4 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.