We are excited to invite interested people from all walks of life, and of all ages, to join us in conserving our precious reptile heritage! For those of us who love, and understand, these secretive creatures it is difficult to imagine a world without them - yet for many people "the only good snake is a dead snake".
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!
Carolyn Budai, owner and passionate animal person.