Today we spoke to Claire Rayner, a volunteer with Wildlife Victoria. Claire told us about her roles as a volunteer carer, transporter and rescuer which she has been carrying out for many years. Wildlife Victoria is always in need of volunteers and they definitely could do with a few more in the northern suburbs of Melbourne.
In order to start collaborating with the organisation, prospective volunteers need to take part in some comprehensive training and, if they are planning to become carers, they also need to obtain a licence from the Department of Sustainability and Environment. There are training sessions coming up in October, so why don't you check out the dates?
But there is more to Claire than meets the eye! She combines her volunteer and paid roles at Wildlife Victoria with a busy life as a musician, currently as part of a band called Deja. So for a few minutes we abandoned our Environmental theme and we had a chat to Claire about her life as a musician, which was very interesting and quite refreshing! We got to play quite a bit of her music, a welcome break from our selection, which tends to be stuck in the 80's or 90's if we are lucky!
So, all in all, today's show was a great one despite a few difficulties. While Claire was stuck in we played some Australian music courtesy of AirIt - Amrap.
Unfortunately there is no podcast of the show due to some problems with the North West FM transmitter that should be fixed by next week!