Simply visit the Volunteer With Us! and find out more about our volunteer team and sign up according to your interests!
You must be at least 18 years old to volunteer for Wildlife Sanctuary (upon registration). Working for wild animals involves discipline and a strong sense of responsibility. In addition, cleaning and managing the enclosures with the animals requires strength and focus, thereby reducing environmental stress for the animal without compromising your safety too.
Likewise, for the Wildlife Rescue programme, you must be at least 21 years old (upon registration) to respond in potentially critical situations and stressful conditions involving wild animal/s and humans.
To participate in the Outreach programme you must be at least 13 years old.
Training is provided for both the Wildlife Rescue and the Outreach programme.
The Wildlife Rescue programme requires a full day theory training that is held every two months on Saturday, 10.00am to 5.00pm. Registration fee is SGD50 and you’re attendance is confirmed only upon payment.
Outreach volunteer training programme is half a day from 10.00am to 1.00pm on a weekend.
The staff in charge of each volunteer team will contact you directly to discuss about the duration of volunteering and your level of commitment. However, please be aware that for Wildlife rescue long-term commitment (1-2 shifts a month) is required to keep up to date with protocols and changes in SOP. The Wildlife Sanctuary and Outreach programmes require a commitment of at least 1 volunteering shift per month for a period of 6 months.
Yes! If you can apply your skills and experience to a particular area of our work, you would be a huge help to us! You can drop us an email with the following details and one of our staff member will be able to revert to you:
- Contact information
- Skill set (eg. Educator, advertising, organising events, gardening)
- Commitment (for eg. I can come every Sunday to help with gardening maintenance)
Do visit our Volunteer with us! to find out how else you can help us and the animals.
In the past ACRES welcomed international volunteers, with on-site accommodation at the ACRES Wildlife Rescue Centre for a fee. Due to various reasons, including ongoing renovations and lack of free rooms, we have put this programme on hold until end of 2023. If you do not need accommodation, you are welcome to register through the regular volunteering page and help us!
If you have yet to find an answer from the above FAQs, you may contact:
Our Wildlife coordinator (Ms Karina Lim) at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on Wildlife Sanctuary and Wildlife Rescue programme.
Our Education team (Attn to Ms Edwina Lim) at email@example.com for more information on private tours and Outreach team.