Job openings with ACRES


Please read this section thoroughly before applying for positions at ACRES

ACRES’ vision is A world where animals are treated with compassion and respect.” A powerful way to create such a world is to be the change, and role-model compassion and respect to animals and people. Then people learn compassion and respect through receiving it from us and observing us. This includes our colleagues, volunteers, members of the public and other stakeholders. Hence, working at ACRES isn’t a job, but a calling.

This approach of being the change also applies to one of our objectives which is to educate people on lifestyle choices which do not involve the abuse of animals and which are environment-friendly”. So we strive for our lifestyles to also be aligned around this objective.

We also look for these strengths in all staff so we co-create a positive work culture:

  • Has positive relationships and healthy communications with diversity of people. For example, they listen empathetically, appreciate, forgive, apologise and help each other.
  • Have a proactive, positive service orientation towards colleagues, volunteers, members of the public and other stakeholders.
  • Handle interpersonal tension and conflict situations compassionately and respectfully, striving for win-win solutions as much as possible.
  • Manage own emotions in healthy and effective ways.
  • Strong orientation to learning and growing in various ways such as being open and receptive to feedback, self-study, peer-learning, formal learning opportunities, learning from success, mistakes and failures.

Today, our small team of staff and volunteers continues to help the helpless and give voice to the voiceless, touching one life at a time. In summary,
– We save lives, big and small.
– We try out best to give care and sanctuary to those who need it.
– We share their stories with thousands online and in-person.
– We educate, so that we might one day be out of a job.

Our work can seem messy, but where it matters we get s*** done. You show up to work not for the perks, but to live your passion, even when it ain’t pretty; for the animals, for the community, for each other.

ACRES Wildlife Rescue Centre and our office is nestled in one of the few remaining rustic areas of Singapore, surrounded by farms in Sungei Tengah. With the nearest bus stop 20 minutes walk away, our working hours from 9:30am to 5pm (except wildlife rescue officer position) allow our team some travel time. Our simple non air-conditioned office is surrounded by nature – from wild birds, frogs, insects and plenty of vegetation – Your desk might be occasionally visited by some resident chickens, motivating you more towards the cause we serve!

At the heart of our work and vision is the desire to prevent animal suffering and promote compassion, respect, and the need to be kind and responsible stewards. Aligned with this principle, ACRES upholds our commitment to the animals through a policy that prohibits the consumption of meat and seafood on our premises, whether by our staff, volunteers, or visitors, including instances where they are representing ACRES or utilizing ACRES’s vehicles. We hold steadfast in our commitment through a fully vegan menu during ACRES-sponsored events, including staff gatherings. With these initiatives, we hope to minimise animal suffering, nurture dialogues, and uphold our dedication to wholeheartedly serving animals and the individuals who love them.

The positions are only open to Singaporeans / PRs.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

[FULL-TIME] Wildlife Veterinary Nurse 

ACRES wildlife recovery and rehabilitation facility handles over 10 diverse cases (on an average a day) of rescued wild animals, who may be injured from animal attacks, road traffic accidents, poisoning, glue trap and other accidents. The focus at this facility is to stabilise, manage and treat these wild animals, aiming for recovery and release back to the wild at the soonest possible. Welfare of these wild animals is of prime importance, keeping handling to the minimum and observation to the maximum.

We are seeking a dedicated and motivated individual for the position of the veterinary nurse – who will assist the ACRES veterinarian with all the veterinary and animal care duties for the wild animals under treatment. They will work a roster of 5-day work week including weekends, except one weekend a month. Night shifts to feed nocturnal animals may be required when there are nocturnal animals under our care.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the veterinarian in providing medical care for the animals.
  • Perform animal care duties (cleaning and feeding of animals).
  • Checking and maintaining inventory of drugs and consumables
  • Assist with drug, supplements, formula diets and equipment orders.
  • Ensure that our animal records are kept updated as per the SOP.
  • Maintaining cleanliness and orderliness of work areas
  • Ensure that all animals are weighed/checked according to schedule.
  • Perform animal care/wildlife rescue where veterinary assistance required.
  • Carry out night feeds for the animals as and when required.
  • Able to work independently.


Please see our introductory section for what is expected of all ACRES staff at our vacancies page (this page). In addition to the above, we are looking for someone who is

  • A graduate with a Bachelor/Diploma in Veterinary Technology or Diploma in Veterinary Bioscience.
  • Able to work with wild animals such as tortoises, turtles, lizards, snakes, mammals and birds.
  • Able to work weekend days, public holidays as per roster.
  • Able to work late and come early in the morning for night/neonate feeds when required (for up to 8 nights a month).
  • Physically fit.
  • Meticulous and animal-welfare oriented.
  • Communication skills to work as a team.
  • Experience in veterinary clinics/rescue shelters an advantage.
  • Able to start immediately.
  • Only Singaporeans and PR may apply.
  • Class 3A driving license an advantage.

Monthly salary: $2,850 during probation; after 3 months’ probation: $3,050*

Interested candidates, please email your cover letter and CV to

*Amounts are before CPF deduction and bonus (subject to performance). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

[Part-Time, 3 Days a week]
OWN (Our Wild Neighbours)
Campaign Executive


What will you be doing as an OWN Campaign Executive?

1) Support the OWN Campaign manager by:
‣ Liaising with external vendors and suppliers for making and collecting the OWN collaterals
‣ Maintaining inventory and good condition of OWN exhibits and collaterals

2) Execute the OWN public roadshows by:
‣ Coordinating with venue partners to conduct recce, site visits and finalise outreach roadshow schedule
‣ Transporting, setting up and tearing down exhibits for roadshows as per schedule
‣ Raising the much needed public awareness at the roadshows/events

3) Assist with the OWN Volunteer programme by:
‣ Engaging with OWN volunteers to establish rosters for events
‣ Supporting the OWN campaign manager in volunteer recruitment and training
‣ Assisting with maintaining the OWN Volunteer database

4) Engage the public through OWN campaign by:
‣ Holding respectful conversations on coexistence with Singapore’s native wildlife
‣ Delivering educational talks/sharing to children and adults where necessary
‣ Staying up to date with local efforts in coexistence and animal protection efforts

Who do we need you to be?

Please see our introductory section for what is expected of all ACRES staff. In addition, we need someone who is:

✔ Able to work three days a week including weekend days (when there is a roadshow/event), with at least two days to work from the office. (Please note that there will be weekends with no events).

✔ Excellent in nurturing positive relationships with vendors, volunteers, OWN members/partners, colleagues and others.

✔ Able to communicate in a non-violent, confident and assertive manner in English (written and verbal)

✔ A safe driver with class-3A driving licence (Requirement to drive our auto van for roadshows)

✔ Flexible and able to adapt as much as possible to changes in schedules from third-party partners.

✔ Reliable with a positive attitude and demeanour, capable of facilitating, engaging and listening actively to foster respectful conversations with the general public, striving for win-win solutions as much as possible.

✔ Knowledge of local wildlife and related issues is an advantage.

Monthly salary: $1,145 monthly (pro-rated for 3 days a week, additional payable for extra days worked)*. Only Singaporeans/PR may apply. Eligible and interested applicants, please submit your application here.

*Amounts are before CPF deduction. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

[FULL-TIME] Wildlife Rescue Officer (aka the Wild Steward)

The Wildlife Rescue Officer will respond swiftly to distressed wildlife, caring for and relocating wild animals in line with ACRES SOPs. They work diligently, providing vital animal care and supporting rehabilitation efforts at our Wildlife Rescue Centre.

What will you do?

In our recent financial year, ACRES 24-hour wildlife rescue hotline handled over 14,000 calls to help distressed wildlife. The escalating need for assistance and educative rescues on the ground, necessitates a team who is fully equipped and able to deliver as much as possible. As a Wildlife Rescue Officer, your core responsibilities encompass wildlife rescue operations and strategic relocation efforts, meticulously aligned with ACRES’s established Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Concurrently, your role will extend to providing valuable assistance at our Wildlife Rescue Centre.

How will you do it? (Responsibilities and Duties)

  • Emergency Response: Promptly respond to wildlife rescue calls through the designated hotline, prioritizing timely and appropriate action.
  • Animal Care and Rehabilitation: Perform comprehensive daily care duties for rescued animals, including enclosure maintenance, food preparation, and providing necessary enrichment activities.
  • Veterinary Assistance: Assist in the safe handling and treatment procedures for rescued wild animals, adhering to established medical protocols and guidelines.
  • Documentation and Record-Keeping: Maintain accurate and detailed records of rescue cases and daily activities, ensuring proper documentation for reference and reporting purposes.
  • Coordination and Liaison: Collaborate and liaise with relevant authorities for the safe release and transfer of animals, following established wildlife rehabilitation protocols and guidelines.
  • Wildlife Rescue Centre Support: Provide valuable assistance and support at the Wildlife Rescue Centre, contributing to the overall mission of wildlife recovery and rehabilitation.

What strengths, qualifications and requirements do you need? Please see our introductory section for what is expected of all ACRES staff on top of this page.

In addition, we need someone who is:

  • Able to communicate clearly in English, and use whatsapp messenger effectively to share updates with the team
  • Confident, non-violent assertive approach in clearly communicating the message while advocating for the animals.
  • An individual with a strong sense of reliability and a positive demeanor, capable of facilitating, engaging, and fostering connections with volunteers and staff members.
  • Flexible in handling unexpected situations and varying needs of various wildlife rescue scenarios.
  • Able to efficiently manage and prioritise tasks to ensure delivery of the responsibilities.
  • Available to work during weekends, public holidays, and night shifts as required by the roster, showcasing commitment to the role and organizational needs.
  • Able to learn safe handling wild animals, including tortoises, turtles, lizards, snakes, mammals, and birds, ensuring the well-being and comfort of the animals in care.
  • Physically fit to work long hours, up to 30 hours including stand-by at night.
  • Safe driver with Class 3 license a requirement

Monthly salary: $2,680 (probation), $2,880 (post-probation)* before bonus. Eligible and interested applicants, please submit your application here.

*Amounts are before CPF deduction and bonus (subject to performance). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.