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Become a volunteer with BWRAC & help Australian Wildlife...

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Ballarat Wildlife Rehabilitation & Conservation INC (BWRAC) relies on volunteers to do its work.  We are a not-for-profit, registered charity.

BWRAC needs its members to be active and its volunteers to be passionate about the care and rehabilitation of our wildlife and their environments. Volunteering to help our native wildlife is a rewarding experience. You meet like-minded individuals who are driven to make a difference for our wildlife. We give a voice to those that do not have one.

BWRAC promotes a positive culture towards volunteering and we have implemented policies and management systems to support our volunteer involvement.

Choose how you would like to volunteer with BWRAC.

Honorary Committee Member or Subcommittee Member

BWRAC is an incorporated association. We are also a registered Charity. In the future we plan to work towards registering as an Environmental Organisation so we can apply for DGR status – deductible gift recipient with the ATO. Having DGR status will open many more doors to BWRAC to apply for different funding opportunities. We rely solely on donations and grants to fund our work, so obtaining DGR status is crucial.

We are currently looking for various honorary roles such as Vice President & Secretary to be filled. See the job descriptions here

We also have various subcommittees such as: advocacy, research, finance/fund raising, community outreach and communications.

Opportunities to help

If you would like to have a go at volunteering but aren't ready to commit to a subcommittee for twelve months, then consider helping us out with one task. We have put together a list of opportunities where people can volunteer to help, and this is a great way to get an understanding of who BWRAC is and what we do. Download our opportunities to help BWRAC here.

Wildlife Transporters

We often need people to help transport sick and injured animals. If you’re interested in doing this, please contact us by emailing us at and advise of your availability: DAY ONLY / NIGHT ONLY / DAY & NIGHT / WEEKDAYS / WEEKENDS

Volunteers are an integral part of our organisation, JOIN TODAY!

Other ways to volunteer:

  • Join our fundraising committee
  • Join our Advocacy committee
  • Join our Governance committee
  • Join our Newsletter committee
  • Shadow a Committee Member role
  • Grant writing
  • Community education (at selected events)
  • Promotion/social media
  • Collecting wildlife food for animals in care
  • Assisting wildlife carers at their shelters
  • Fundraising
  • Tree planting
  • Producing educational resources
  • Organising fundraising events
  • Advocating for wildlife
  • Working bees

Become a volunteer - Ballarat Wildlife Rehabilitation + Conservation

Volunteers are an integral part of our organisation, please contact us by emailing us at to discuss your volunteering with Ballarat Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation INC today.

Become a Wildlife Rescuer

To become a wildlife rescuer, you need to complete a short course with Wildlife Victoria or a nearby shelter.  Find out more at Wildlife Victoria They have a calendar of Rescue and Training events on their website.

Ballarat Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation Inc
Ballarat Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation Inc
Ballarat Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation Inc
Ballarat Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation Inc

BWRAC Helping our Wildlife and their Habitats