STIFTUNG für BÄREN [Foundation for Bears] seeks to rescue and rehabilitate bears from previous neglect and provide them with a lifelong home at their two sites in Germany; Alternative Bärenpark Worbis and Alternative Wolf und Bärenpark Blackforest.
The charity currently has 3 long-term placements available from April 2023
1 x Animal Keeper placements (12 months)
1 x Education Assistant (12 months)
1x Educational Assistant and Animal Keeper (12 months)
Animal Keeper tasks at Wobis.
As a volunteer you will learn how to do basic tasks first, before moving onto more complex work. Volunteers duties will include:
- Preparing and feeding animals
- Cleaning outdoor facilities
- Preparing and distributing medication if required.
- Creating enrichment items
Educational Assistant at Worbis
- Conducting guided tours to visiting groups
- Preparing educational material
- Assisting educational staff with on and off-site events.
Educational Assistant and Animal Keeper at Blackforest
- This placement is a combination of both the tasks conducted as animal keeper, and the education assistant.
Due to the work and working environment volunteers should also be physical fit and able, self motivated and have a good team spirit!
As an ESC volunteer all your food, travel and accommodation will be funded by the programme. You will even receive a small amount of pocket money each month! As long as you are between 18-30 years old, and live in an EU country you will be eligible! To register please see the link below.