How to have a safe and ethical experience when helping animals in the field
Nora Livingstone is a co-founder and CEO of Animal Experience International a B Corp whose mission statement is: To provide clients from all different backgrounds, safe animal volunteer experiences that are locally supported and run, provide fair wages, conduct educational programs and have high standards of conservation. Nora holds a double major from Trent University in Environmental Studies and Cultural Anthropology. Understanding the importance of care for those who care, she is an Online Suicide Intervention Specialist and holds an internationally recognised competency certificate from the QPR institute. Nora also holds FEMA certifications for volunteering, leadership and deployment during natural disasters, which she was inspired to get while she was in New Orleans as an animal responder after Hurricane Katrina. While working as a volunteer coordinator at a wildlife rehabilitation centre in Canada, Nora was able to gain extensive knowledge of volunteer management. In 2012 she co-founded AEI and has had the privilege to be hosted around the world, volunteering and setting up volunteer placements in places such as, Croatia, Mongolia, Sierra Leone and Guatemala.