Chris Waller has had a love for animals her whole life. She has spent many years volunteering to help animals including seven years as a Wildlife Carer in the Clarence area. She currently volunteers at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary – this year will be her sixth year at the Sanctuary.
“I admire everything the Sanctuary stands for. Conservation is a large part of the organisation and everyone is dedicated to the animals,” she said.
“I have two volunteer roles at the Sanctuary. I am a Park Volunteer, which is a guest relations role, as well as a Wildlife Volunteer where I help clean the Koala enclosures,” she said.
Her favourite moments volunteering at the Sanctuary include educating visitors on the animals as well as watching the sanctuary and the animals grow and evolve.
“Seeing new births of animals and watching the Sanctuary evolve with new attractions and features has been a stand out moment of mine,” said Chris.
Chris has found volunteering to be an overall positive and rewarding experience. She enjoys the days she gets to volunteer and encourages everyone to try volunteering themselves.
“Volunteering has allowed me to fulfil my days with rewarding adventures and help make a difference in the community,” she said.
I am always so excited to be here. I adore the people I work with, we are all friends and share our love for animals together.”
If you would like to become a volunteer, contact Volunteering Services Australia on (07) 5526 0688 or click here.