[MARMAM] Volunteers needed for Seal Rehabilitation Centre in Pieterburen, the Netherlands

Guillermo J. Sánchez Contreras guillermo at zeehondencreche.nl
Mon Jul 28 07:51:59 PDT 2014

Dear friends,

The Seal Rehabilitation and Research Centre (SRRC) in Pieterburen (The
Netherlands) is a rehab centre for seals that have been taking care of
orphaned, injured and sick seals for more than 40 years. The SRRC has
evolved into a specialized hospital for seals with a team of Seal
Rehabilitators, Veterinarians and Scientists, and becoming a reference in
the marine mammal world.

Every year, more than 100 people from all over the world either volunteer
or do their internships with us. Being a volunteer or a trainee at our
facility is an exciting experience since learning while helping animals and
protecting the environment is the main goal.

The Winter season is the busiest period of the year at the SRRC since
orphaned grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) and seriously sick grey seals and
harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) are the main patients admitted. During this
period as much as 380 seals can be hosted at the centre. Taking care of all
these animals requires a lot of effort and help. That is why the SRRC is
offering volunteer/trainee open positions for the Winter period, starting
from October 2014 until March 2015.

The role of the Volunteer/Trainee is assisting the experienced nurses with
the daily care of the seals. This includes but is not limited to preparing
diets, treating wounds, sanitation of the facilities, and following strict
hygienic protocols.

The minimum period requested is 8 weeks, with a maximum of 16 weeks. Longer
staying applicants are preferred in this time.

The SRRC offers food and full equipped accommodation for
volunteers/trainees at the price of 75€/week (gas, electricity, water and
Internet are included).

All interested applicants should contact Vicky Stoneman (Head of the
Volunteers) at vicky at zeehondencreche.nl

Sincerely yours,

*Guillermo J. Sánchez Contreras*
Veterinary Department
Zeehondencrèche Pieterburen
Seal Rehabilitation and Research Centre SRRC
Hoofdstraat 94a
9968 AG  Pieterburen
The Netherlands
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6 12 981176
Email: guillermo at zeehondencreche.nl
Website: www.zeehondencreche.nl
Website english: www.srrc.nl
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