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Herausragend 4.9rating (209)
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Verfügbar ab Jan 2025

Tasmanian Wildlife & Penguin Refuge

location
2 - 12 Wochen  ·  Alter 18 - 50+

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Highlights

  • Enjoy up close and personal time with Australian wildlife
  • Bottle feed baby animals
  • A wide variety of wildlife including pademelons, bandicoots, penguins, kangaroos and wallabies
  • See a unique part of the world on an island off the mainland
  • Stay alongside the coast surrounded by National Parks

Besonders geeignet für

Alter 18+
Alleinreisend
Pärchen
50+

Über das Programm

Volunteer with Australian wildlife and marine life in Tasmania. This project provides volunteers with a unique opportunity to care for up to 80 unique animals.

The Project

The Tasmanian Wildlife & Penguin Refuge is a haven for sick, injured, displaced and orphaned animals and marine life. Animals are rescued or brought into the sanctuary and receive medical care before being returned to the wild. Animals include a variety of animals and marine life such as ...

Über das Programm

The Project

The Tasmanian Wildlife & Penguin Refuge is a haven for sick, injured, displaced and orphaned animals and marine life. Animals are rescued or brought into the sanctuary and receive medical care before being returned to the wild. Animals include a variety of animals and marine life such as wallabies, pademelons, echidnas, wombats, penguins, sugar gliders and even Tasmanian devils!

 The objective of the shelter is to release as many animals back into the wild as possible, therefore, when animals are rescued or brought into the sanctuary, they receive medical care and recover before being returned to their natural habitat.  Care encompasses bottle feeding babies, exercising animals, administering medication and providing a nurturing environment as many very young joeys respond to cuddles like all babies. The animals are dehumanised before release.

The shelter also raises baby Tasmanian devils, although these animals are under the direction of the Government’s Save the Tasmanian Devil Program (STDP), which is the official response to the threat of extinction of the Tasmanian devil due to Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD).

Fiordland Crested Penguins and Little Blue Penguins are most likely in care from December to April but this changes every year due to the climate changing. They also take into care unwanted, preloved companion and aviary birds and rehome them.

Volunteer contributions go towards animal care & husbandry, the day to day running of the shelter and the upgrading of the facilities.

Wildlife Release Program

Wildlife is released into the wild when ready in a variety of places as per the suitability of the species, Bennetts wallabys, Tasmanian Pademelons and Eastern Grey Kangaroos are released from onsite. Tasmanian Devils are vet checked and a biopsy performed to determine their genetic suitability, then mostly released at the site of capture by government project staff.

The Location

Bicheno is located 185kms North-East of Hobart, in Tasmania. With only a population of 950 people, it never has any shortage of people due to the appeal that is has to tourists. It is one of the East Coasts most popular holiday destinations due to the stunning coastal scenery and unique activities on offer, and aside from swimming, foreshore walks and beachcombing, Bicheno offers fantastic wildlife experiences. Bicheno is a fishing town, therefore there is an array of fresh seafood available as well as an abundance of great restaurants and cafes. Just a short drive away are vineyards, National Parks, beaches and nature watching including the penguin parade as they waddle up the beach to their burrows, a favourite activity for tourists. 

The Surrounding Area

Tasmania, an isolated island state off Australia’s south coast, is known for its vast, rugged wilderness areas which are largely protected within parks and reserves, and its fine foods and cuisines, especially high-quality cheeses, wines and chocolate. Tassie is also home to the breweries of some of Australia's most respected modern beer brands such as Cascade and Boags.

Hobart is the capital of Australia's island state of Tasmania and sits on the River Derwent. At its fashionable Salamanca Place, old sandstone warehouses house galleries and cafes and markets bustle on a weekend. Nearby is Battery Point, a historic district with narrow lanes and colonial-era cottages. Battery Point was settled in the earliest days of Hobart Town in the early 1800’s, and has retained the winding streets, colonial architecture and historical ambiance that make it one of the most fascinating historic precincts in all of Australia. The city's backdrop is 1,270m-high Mount Wellington, with sweeping views, plus hiking and cycling trails.

What to Bring

  • Long trousers
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Trainers with good tread on them for general work
  • Gumboots or hiking / work boots
  • Mosquito spray
  • Sunhat

Please Note 
The second instalment of your project fees is due within 1 week after you paid the deposit on Volunteer World. This is a total of $495 AUD and comes off your balance. The balance is due 90 days prior to travel. For all further information about the fees, please scroll down to the section "Program Fees“.



Tagesablauf

Volunteers start at approximately 6am for the first bottle round of the day and work until approximately 8am. After a 30-minute break for breakfast, volunteers complete more bottle rounds, have a 10-minute coffee break and work until lunch which is between 12 & 12:30. After the third bottle round of ...

Tagesablauf

Volunteers start at approximately 6am for the first bottle round of the day and work until approximately 8am. After a 30-minute break for breakfast, volunteers complete more bottle rounds, have a 10-minute coffee break and work until lunch which is between 12 & 12:30. After the third bottle round of the day and finalising other tasks, volunteers finish at around 3pm. The afternoon is spent relaxing.

Other activities may entail capturing injured wildlife, cleaning cages/enclosures, providing enrichments, harvesting/collecting food for the animals, environment re-establishment (especially after wombats are released), holding an animal during a medical examination (training is given), helping catch a wallaby or a wombat (training given), laundry duties and tree planting.

Volunteers compost and garden to provide food for some animals in care as well as nurture the vege garden with which the volunteers can eat from. Chooks need to be fed, watered and eggs collected and there is the unloading of bulk pellet deliveries (20 kg sacks every 6 weeks).

Contact with the animals is through the bottle feeding of the baby animals.

Carers conduct basic medical procedures like injecting under advice from the vet, wound cleaning, mange spraying, oral medication administration, rehydration via subcutaneous injections, tube feeding and crop needling of birds. Vet students may have the opportunity to observe or assist with these tasks. 


Freizeitaktivitäten

Bicheno is high on the tourism trail of Tasmania. There is an abundance of activities for volunteers to engage in should they choose to stay in Tasmania for longer. Swimming, bush walking, surfing, snorkeling, hiking, wildlife watching, Penguin tours, nature touring, eating and drinking are all ...

Freizeitaktivitäten

Bicheno is high on the tourism trail of Tasmania. There is an abundance of activities for volunteers to engage in should they choose to stay in Tasmania for longer. Swimming, bush walking, surfing, snorkeling, hiking, wildlife watching, Penguin tours, nature touring, eating and drinking are all perfect pastimes.

There are 2 National Parks, Freycinet and Douglas Apsley nearby and there is an entry fee which covers all 19 National Parks in Tasmania. So why not hire a car and drive around the state. It will only take you about 3 days with stops along the way.

Spend some time in Hobart, or head North to Launceston, the riverside city where the vineyards of the Tamar Valley stretch northwest along the Tamar River.


Voraussetzungen

Voraussetzungen

Mindestalter: 18 Jahre

Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du zu Programmbeginn mindestens 18 Jahre alt sein. Es kann Ausnahmen geben, wenn du die Erlaubnis deines/r Erziehungsberechtigten vorlegen kannst oder wenn du von deinen Eltern begleitet wirst

Sprachkenntnisse

Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Fortgeschritten)

Benötigte Unterlagen

Travel insurance policy and Vaccination records

Staatszugehörigkeit

Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.

Andere Fähigkeiten

Volunteers must be fluent in English, willing to work and able to take direction from staff. Volunteers should also be in good physical condition (ie. moderately fit and healthy).

Arbeitszeiten

Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag, Freitag, Samstag und Sonntag von 06:00 - 15:00

Leistungen

Leistungen

Dienstleistungen von Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers

All project fees are payable in Australian Dollars (AUD).

A deposit of $495 Australian Dollars is payable when you complete the online application form.

Prices include 10% Australian Goods & Services Tax (GST).

 

What's included in this project?

  • Pre-departure support
  • Project Information Pack
  • Return transfers from the local town to the project
  • Orientation & on the job training
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24-hour in-country support
  • 24-hour O2E emergency phone
  • Certificate of Participation, if requested

What's not included in this project?

  • Flights
  • Return transfers from the airport to the local town
  • Snacks & extra drinks
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Spending
  • Visas

Unterkunft

Accommodation description: Lockable studio flat with a double bunk bed on the bottom and a single on top. Own kitchenette and bathroom/toilet with hot water.

Verpflegung

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Volunteers are responsible for preparing and cooking their own meals and cleaning the kitchenette in their bungalow.

Some nights are set aside for volunteers to cook their favourite or traditional meals for everyone which forms a basis for some great conversation.

There are chooks onsite, therefore volunteers are welcome to fresh organic eggs.

Volunteers can go into town to purchase snacks and drinks.


Was ist NICHT inklusive?

Was ist NICHT inklusive?

Abholung vom Flughafen Hobart International Airport

Das Abholen vom Flughafen ist auch nicht in den Programmgebühren enthalten.

Internetzugriff

Vor Ort gibt es leider keine Internetverbindung

Flugtickets

Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Hobart International Airport (HBA) in Hobart. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Australien zu finden. FINDE GÜNSTIGE FLÜGE

Reiseversicherung

Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Australien bietet die nötige Sicherheit. ANGEBOT EINHOLEN

Impfungen

Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Australien antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Australien überprüfen. IMPFSCHUTZ ÜBERPRÜFEN

Informationen zur Anreise

The project starts every day, all year. 

Fly to Hobart and take the afternoon bus to Bicheno. Volunteers will be picked up from here.

You will return on a morning bus to Hobart city to continue your onward travel.

Verfügbarkeit
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez

Programmgebühren

2 Wochen (Mindestaufenthalt) 1.428€
3 Wochen 2.141€
4 Wochen 2.854€
5 Wochen 3.568€
6 Wochen 4.282€
12 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt) 8.563€
Durchschnittliche Gebühren 713€/Woche

Programmgebühren

713€ / Woche 2 - 12 Wochen Alter 18 - 50+

Zahlungsarten

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Dauer

2 - 12 Wochen

Anzahlung

Mit der Anzahlung reservierst du deinen Platz beim Freiwilligenprogramm. Zahlungen werden von PayPal abgewickelt, unserem vertrauenswürdigen globalen Zahlungsanbieter. Falls du keinen PayPal Account hast, kannst du die Anzahlung auch mit einer Kreditkarte bezahlen.


Ausstehende Zahlung

Deine Restzahlung vereinbarst du mit Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.


Lerne deine Organisation kennen

Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers

Herausragend 4.9 rating (209 Bewertungen)

Non-profit - gegründet 2011

von Volunteer World verifiziert

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Tracy

Gesprochene Sprachen: Englisch

Über die Organisation

Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers is a non-profit organisation that was founded for the purpose of providing resources and financial assistance to animal welfare and conservation

Lerne deine Organisation kennen

The O2E Founders are animal lovers and committed volunteers. They founded and established the organisation in Melbourne, Australia, having seen firsthand that volunteer recruitment agencies were not always aware if the projects they supported had the best interests of animals and environment in mind. Instead, unethical and harmful behaviour including elephant riding, unsustainable tree nursery projects and the consumption of scarce community resources by the presence of volunteers were often the result. Local wildlife communities and the animals’ environments were also clearly disadvantaged. For this reason, we created our Oceans 2 Earth Ethical Standards and the Wildlife Code and measure all potential projects by these policies prior to partnering with them.

Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers offers volunteering and adventure travel experiences for ethically minded animal and conservation lovers looking for the trip of a lifetime.

In creating Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers, the O2E founders challenge and engage individuals to contribute to meaningful animal welfare and conservation projects. As wildlife carers and avid animal welfare and rights campaigners, they uphold a vision to promote ethical volunteering as an advisable travel alternative.

We believe the way to solve the issues of animal mistreatment and environmental destruction and degradation is to provide people with the opportunity to contribute and interact so that they may develop their own personal culture of responsibility and global conservation. People exposed first hand to challenging bio diverse environmental issues are more likely to draw on those experiences and continue to make a positive impact once they arrive home. 

Oceans 2 Earth recognise that individuals really can make a difference. However small the work effort is from one person, if you combine the actions of many people as a whole, the result can become quite significant. By bringing like-minded and ethically conscious animal lovers together, Oceans 2 Earth believe that there is no limit to what we can achieve. 

Our Mission

Promote environmental sustainability and to be accountable for our impact on the environment.

Take action and find solutions to improve the natural, bio-diverse way of life for all. Promote the ethical treatment and natural living ecology of all animals.

Expose and educate volunteers to the plight of animals ill-affected by conflict or interaction with man, encouraging them to take action and find solutions to these global issues. 

209 Bewertungen · rating4.9

My time at the wildlife sanctuary was very good. The accommodation is quite clean and you get everything you need like food, towels, bed, TV etc. The work with the animals is wonderful because each animal is very individual and has its own character. You will get to know them, how they act and you ...
I took part in the Tasmanian Wildlife & Penguin Care project in Australia for four weeks. It blew all my expectations since I hadn’t known how hands-on this experience would be. Work includes bottle-feeding the animals up to 5 times a day, cleaning some enclosures in the morning and doing some ...
Anne Tolvanen rating5

2022 at Tasmanian Wildlife & Penguin Refuge

High-quality wildlife caring is not just love towards animals and passion to help them. It also requires deep understanding on the biology and nature of the animals, looooooots of work, and willingness to share the knowledge and expertise to those who come to help. Vicki and Geoff had this all. I am ...
Oceans 2 Earth is a great organization for anyone looking to volunteer and have some fun while doing it. The program is very well organized and it is clear how you are making an impact. Helen, Amy, and Tim are all great group leaders. You are able to see all sorts of different marine life while ...
Amylyn Mortimer rating5

2024 at Great Barrier Reef Marine Conservation

Helen, Amy and Timmy were awesome! I learned a lot and enjoyed meeting and becoming friends with the members of our group. Fitzroy and Green island are absolutely beautiful. There’s a lot of down time in the afternoon to freely snorkel or walk around the islands. They were very inclusive of my ...
Charlotte Pierce rating5

2024 at Great Barrier Reef Marine Conservation

O2E has been great. O2E has been such a great experience, all the staff were so friendly and helpful. I loved learning about how we can observe and conserve the ...

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