As a volunteer at Perry's Bridge Reptile Park, you will help us to change this mindset, one person, one family at at time. It is immensely rewarding, when you finish talking to someone, to hear them say "you have completely changed my understanding of these animals". We had a phone call from as far away as Johannesburg recently (400km away) from someone who visited us on holiday six months ago and watched our demonstration. He said "Victoria (the boa) is such a great ambassador for her kind - I have a snake in my garden, and I just want to know who I can call in our area to have it moved away safely. In the past, I would have just taken a shovel and chopped its head off, I can't even imagine hurting it now!" . Another lady, from a farm in outback Australia, told me that she had learned so much, she had always killed any snake that appeared and now she planned to let them go peacefully on their way, even the King Brown's. WOW!!!!!
You will be an integral part of our team, and involved in every aspect of the park, from feeding tortoises and lizards while presenting talks on these amazing creatures, assisting with day to day activities ranging from simple tasks such as cleaning water bowls and enclosures, and preparing food, to enrichment activities, to re-designing and re-building habitats, and assisting the curators on call outs.
Want to know more? Visit our volunteer information page, then if you have more questions, simply fill in our volunteer enquiry form with your questions!