Seal Shelter Volunteering
Who: Zeehonden Centrum (The Seal Centre)
Where: Pieterburen, north of the province of Groningen, The Netherlands
Focus: Research and care of seals
When: All year round | Volunteer positions are subject to availability.
Duration: Min. 8 weeks
Suitability: Over 18s | Internships available.
Language: Volunteers must be able to speak English.
Cost: Contact the agency for details.
As a volunteer, you will:
- Support the Sealcare department, the shelter, the veterinary and science departments or the education team depending on current opportunities.
- Learn about the different species of seal found in the Wadden sea – Common, Grey, Harp and Harbour seals, and the occasional albino seal.
- Learn about the care of injured adult and juvenile seals, including cleaning, feeding and release.
- Help at the rescue centre and hospital and assist the experienced seal nurses with the day-to-day care and rehabilitation of the sick/injured seal patients.
Accommodation: Available at the campus and field station.
Food: Not included.
The next step: Visit the Zeehonden Centrum for more info and to apply.
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