Volunteers Wanted

WE ACCEPT LOCAL & INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERS

Would you like to help look after our beautiful Australian wildlife and learn more about how to care for these precious animals?   ​

We welcome volunteers to stay with us and help care for the animals. We need volunteers who are willing to come to the shelter for a minimum of 2 weeks.​ This requirement is due to the significant training effort.

We sometimes need local volunteers who are willing to come out on a regular basis but do not need to spend the night (contact us via email on the CONTACTS tab on this website).
 
We welcome veterinary students to learn more about Australia's unique wildlife (use the email link on the CONTACTS tab on this website).  Also handymen are very welcome as we always have lots of jobs to do around the shelter. Maintenance never stops and you will still have a lot of interaction with the animals.

This means you have to be fit and used to working in hard, hot conditions, although the nights can be cold.

We ask all volunteers to have a good understanding of English.  You have to understand any advice given to you to be able to handle and help the animals.  If your English is not up to this standard then you will not be able to help.

If possible, please have an international drivers licence.  And very important is that you have your own personal insurance (medical and liability) and an up-to-date tetanus shot.

We have limited internet service which depends on you having an activated and funded Telstra SIM card for your mobile device.


If you have any more questions including the project costs and a copy of the application form, please click here:


PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE A VOLUNTEER PLEASE USE THE LINK ABOVE AS EVERYONE NEEDS TO APPLY THROUGH OCEANS 2 EARTH VOLUNTEERS - PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SHELTER DIRECTLY.

Your work consists of:

  • preparing special milk bottles for each animal
  • food preparation, including cutting fruit and vegetables
  • bottle feeding young animals every 4 hours around the clock (we have a roster to share the load)
  • cleaning animal enclosures
  • assisting on rescue calls
  • assist in emergency medical treatment
  • exercising young animals
  • building or repairing animal enclosures
  • collecting grass and gum leaves in the forest