Michele Walters has been volunteering with Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary for three years as both a Wildlife Park Volunteer and Wildlife Hospital Volunteer Ambulance Driver.
“I saw Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary as a happy place to work, where I could meet interesting people from all over the world and where I could learn more about our native animals,” said Michele.
Her role as a volunteer sees her do a range of different tasks including helping guests have an enjoyable and safe time at the sanctuary as helping the Hospital staff by collecting injured animals and releasing them back into their natural environment once cured.
Her time volunteering has brought many memorable moments which she can share with her family.
“There are many stand out moments during my time at the Sanctuary, I think I bore my husband to death with all the stories I tell him after every shift,” she said.
“One moment that sticks out to me is meeting a lady whose mother recently passed away and she came down to feed the lorikeets to honour her mum who use to bring her here as a child.”
Michele has found volunteering at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary to be a rewarding experience and encourages everyone who loves interacting with other people and animals to try volunteering at the Sanctuary.
“Come along and give Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary a go. You will find it is a great place to volunteer especially if you love people and animals. You get to meet interesting people from all over the world and interact with a lot of native Australian animals,” she said.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary are looking for park volunteers to join their weekend team. If you are interested in volunteering at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary you can find more information at www.vsaustralia.org.au/becomeavolunteer.