Penguins rescue volunteer

  1. Company presentation : 

Our partner is a registered non-profit organisation whose primary objective is to reverse the decline of seabird populations through the rescue, rehabilitation and release of ill, injured, abandoned and oiled seabirds – especially endangered species like the African penguin.

2. Position description : 

As a Penguins rescue volunteer, you will assist the Seabird Hand-Rearer in the following tasks :

  • Handling and feeding African penguin chicks (over 1.5kg)
  • Maintaining a high level of hygiene and cleanliness within the Penguin Nursery
  • Weighing of chicks and calculating feeds based on weight
  • Calculating and updating medication amounts for individual birds under supervision of the Veterinarian
  • Record keeping for individual birds
  • Working independently as well as part of a team
  • Assisting in basic training of other interns
  • Identifying behaviour in chicks to determine health status
  • Maintaining adequate temperature control in the Penguin Nursery

3. Qualifications :  

  • Have a systematic approach
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong sense of initiative
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Compassionate, gentle and caring
  • Ability to follow protocols
  • Ability to multi-task and perform tasks in order of importance and priority
  • Work under pressure
  • Ability to direct other interns and delegate tasks

Posted on

May 5, 2021