WIRES is committed to promoting and maintaining an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone is respected and valued. We believe that individual differences make us stronger as a team, and better enable WIRES to achieve our mission - to actively rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife and inspire others to do the same.
WIRES is dedicated to providing equal opportunities for volunteers and staff. We actively seek to recruit and retain individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives to ensure that our organisation reflects the communities we work with. We believe that a diverse, inclusive environment, improves organisational culture, efficiency, effectiveness, retention, innovation, problem-solving, and engagement.
WIRES welcomes people with diverse backgrounds, including, different nationalities, religions, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, education, and life experiences. We welcome everyone committed to improving outcomes for animals, valuing individuals, and treating everyone with respect.
We recognise that systemic inequalities, discrimination, and conflict exist in society, and that the wildlife sector is not immune to these issues. To address this WIRES is committed to ongoing education and training to increase awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion issues, and committed to the implementation of practices that promote respect, inclusion, and equity in all aspects of our work.
WIRES has policies in place to support staff and volunteers. We encourage feedback and are committed to continuous improvement. Our goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment for all individuals who engage with WIRES, all volunteers, staff, donors, supporters, partners, and community members.
WIRES believes that our commitment to diversity and inclusion is essential to our mission of rehabilitating and preserving wildlife. By creating a culture of respect and inclusivity, we can better serve the needs of native animals in our care and in the wild, and contribute to a more just and equitable Australia.