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Seeking opportunity at a wildlife rehab centre (Scandinavia)

Started 2 months ago

Who can recommend wildlife rescue centres / wildlife rehab centres in Scandinavia that are open to volunteers or interns, or are even hiring new staff members? I'm especially looking for centres in Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland, but any other hint is highly appreciated too.

Hi, Sascha. Have you searched the member directory for members working in wildlife rescue in Scandinavia? If you haven't done so, you can also watch the job opportunities room to get notified about any opportunities.

@Thirza Loffeld and @Lize Gibson-Hall, have you come across anybody who might be able to help with this? 

I have not, unfortunately! sorry to have missed this Sascha, yes definitely look through the member directory and if I see anything that comes up I will be sure to notify you!

Thanks so much. I checked the member directory and contacted a few people from that part of the world, without any outcome so far, unfortunately.

Hi Sascha, It would be worth checking out the Wildlife Workers Network on Facebook as they share loads of volunteering and other opportunities around the world. Also check out this guide from @Kristi Foster from Conservation Careers on top conservation internships. 

Thanks for sharing @Lize Gibson-Hall and hope you find the guide useful. This video (which explains how to set up your own internship or volunteer placement) might help also > https://www.conservation-careers.com/conservation-jobs-careers-advice/webinars/no-fee-conservation-internships-and-volunteering/

Great advice, thanks to both of you!

@Malin Leth , @Kate Evans and @Siri Ockerman : would any of you know of wildlife rescue centres / wildlife rehab centres in Scandinavia that are recruiting volunteers/ interns/staff? Thanks for your help and best of luck Sasha!

I am afraid not, animal welfare not high on the agenda here, when it comes to rehab.

Only place I've heard of that takes volunteers is the Stockholm wildbird rehab (https://svr.nu/). I don't have any personal experience, and wildlife rehab centers are really not common here (Sweden). We have strict laws when it comes to who can handle/care for wildlife, and to be able to do so you need a permit. Otherwise I think most work is done in collaboration with universities as part of research.

Thanks @Kate Evans and @Siri Ockerman for your responses and I hope you're both doing well. 

Thank you for these insight views - they help me understanding the situation.