Community service programs offer students the opportunity to work with animals in animal shelters and in zoos. Students will be able to go behind the scenes and perform zoo tasks in various animal departments as a team. Learn from the zookeepers as you assist them with their duties and participate in conservation workshops. Students will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with wombats, wallabies, echidnas, and kangaroos in Australia. The opportunity to work with animals in a community service program allows students to aid unfortunate animals in the interest of a higher quality of life. These rescue facilities take in rescued, confiscated, neglected, injured, ill, unmanageable, or otherwise unwanted animals from private owners, zoos, shelters, and other public organizations. These animals are cared for, and/or rehabilitated to the best of their ability and means until which time they can be found healthy, happy homes – whether it be through adoption to qualified candidates or legally released into habitats suitable to the specific species in conjunction with licensed wildlife rehabilitators.