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Wildlife Rescue 2015
Start date: Aug 1, 2015, End date: Nov 30, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project ``Wildlife Rescue 2015`` will take place in the Wildtier- und Artenschutzstation (WASS) in Germany. In this Wildlife Rescue Centre for native and exotic wild animals two volunteers will have the chance to do a long-term EVS in animal care. They will work closely with wildlife and learn how a wildlife rescue centre works. Candidates must be between 18 - 30 years old. They should be interested in working with animals and be capable of physical work. The volunteers will help to care for the animals, be responsible for cleaning the animals` enclosures, raise young animals and help to prepare food and feed the animals. EVS volunteers will work in a young team and will live together with other volunteers directly in the centre. EVS will give them the possibility of a long-term stay abroad free of charge that will strengthen their personal and social competences, give them the opportunity to learn German and enhances intercultural dialog. EVS volunteers will contribute to the aims of WASS in the field of nature and species conservation by their daily work and at the same time learn skills and knowledge in animal caretaking. The mentor and all organisations involved will support the volunteers and help them conducting the project successfully. They will be trained by experienced animal caretakers and will be offered language support.The project aims on enhancing the awareness of young people for environmental issues and species conservation while they are helping animals in need. All parties involved will benefit from working and living with people from different nationalities. This will lead to an understanding of each other’s cultures and values and a greater solidarity and tolerance. As most of our volunteers have a strong interest and career plans involving animals, it's likely that their EVS-experience at WASS improves their chances on the labour market. The volunteers can have a long-term contribution to international species conservation by spreading their experiences and attitudes.

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