LAOKO is always seeking new members as support both financially and physically is always needed. There are two types of membership:
- Active Members: These are members who volunteer time towards the rescue and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife – e.g wildlife carers, wildlife rescuers, snake handlers and those that aid in the euthanasia of severely injured wildlife. The licence that LAOKO holds requires that all persons who work directly with animals MUST be a member of LAOKO.
- Inactive Members or Associate Members: These members don’t have the time to commit to animal rescue and rehabilitation however have an interest and compassion for supporting local native wildlife via primarily financial means through paying the yearly membership fee. The membership fees help LAOKO immensely by providing funds for the costs associated with wildlife rehabilitation activities
If you choose to become a LAOKO associate member there are always opportunities available that support LAOKO in important ways that don’t take the time and commitment that animal rescue and rehabilitation does. When Associate Members have a spare few hours or a spare day they can assist with emergency phones, sewing pouches, constructing holding pens, admin work, newsletter, market days, sausage sizzles, educational presentations and fundraising.
To Join LAOKO and become a part of this active volunteer group ** print a copy of the Membership Form found here **. To view the membership form you need the free Acrobat Reader software. If you don’t already have it click here. Either scan and email your membership form to firstname.lastname@example.org or post your completed form. Membership fees are to be paid at the same time and this can either be done online now, or pay via paypal to email@example.com or post a cheque or money order payable to LAOKO Inc.