Projects & Activities
There are a other ways you can help Victoria’s wildlife and not all of them include climbing a tree to catch a koala. Below you’ll find some information on joey pouches and possum boxes, two incredibly useful items for our volunteer rescuers and carers.
Joey Pouches & Pouch Liners
Do you like to knit or sew? We would love you to make pouches or liners to keep our little joeys safe and warm. Our volunteer carers put in so much time and love when caring for these precious creatures, but most don’t have time to knit or sew the pouches that they require for the little ones in care. If you, or your craft group can help with making some pouches, please click here for instructions of how to make the different types.
Do you or your friends have basic woodwork skills? Making possum boxes is a great way to give rehabilitated orphans a home and a fun activity too. Volunteer carers will raise possums in their own nesting box and ultimately release them back to the wild along with the nest box they have grown up in. Please click here for instructions and dimensions.
Wish List Items
We are always in need of items like joey pouches and clean towels that we store and distribute weekly, or according to requirement, across our network of dedicated carers and rescuers. These are the top items on our list presently:
1. Latex gloves
2. Clean new or used towels
3. Knitted joey pouches
4. Cotton/flannalette pouch liners
5. Heat pads or hot water bottles
6. Clean new or used sheets
7. Nurses scissors
8. New or used pillow cases
9. Vet wrap
What we also desperately need now are funds to make sure we are here to answer every one of those calls for help and to assist heat stress or bushfires victims with medical supplies and food. If you are able to assist with a donation please click here and help us today. We are here answering the phone each day making sure that suffering wildlife receive the care they need.
Fundraising Collection Tins
We don't always have the resources to undertake all the fundraising activities we'd like to, so we need your help! Schools, community groups, businesses and individuals can all fundraise on behalf of Wildlife Victoria. Click here to learn more.