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Wildlife Shelter Carer

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1 - 12 Wochen  Â·  Alter 18 - 50+

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Highlights

  • Delight in unique encounters with Australian wildlife, getting up close and personal with fascinating creatures
  • Immerse yourself in the authentic Australian experience, staying with local residents in rural settings
  • Experience the joy of bottle-feeding adorable baby wallabies and wombats, creating unforgettable moments
  • Craft memories that are truly unparalleled, offering experiences found nowhere else in the world
  • Customize your adventure by choosing your preferred location, ensuring a tailor-made experience that suits your desires

Besonders geeignet fĂĽr

Alter 18+
Alleinreisend
Pärchen
Gruppen
50+

Ăśber das Programm

Support Australian wildlife shelters, nurture injured animals, and contribute to the conservation of local wildlife ecosystems. Make a difference today! 🇦🇺

The Project
Every year, hundreds of thousands of native animals are injured, orphaned or become sick, often because of interaction with people or pets.

Our wildlife shelters in Australia are unsupported, privately owned wildlife shelters in Australia and for many years, have rescued and rehabilitated ...

Ăśber das Programm

The Project
Every year, hundreds of thousands of native animals are injured, orphaned or become sick, often because of interaction with people or pets.

Our wildlife shelters in Australia are unsupported, privately owned wildlife shelters in Australia and for many years, have rescued and rehabilitated sick, injured and orphaned native Australian wildlife and loved them back to health to be returned to the natural environment.

Since we receive no recurrent funding from governments, the shelters rely on the contribution of volunteers and donations from the public to keep it running.

The Location
Plan your Australian adventure and choose your volunteer program location (tell us which shelter you prefer in your application)

Shelter 1:  This shelter is currently unavailable.

Shelter 2: Located in a small bush community bordering Victoria and New South Wales, Yackandandah is one of Australia's prettiest villages and classified by the national trust. The shelter is nestled in the foothills of Stanley State Forest and is home to the largest rescuer of Australian wildlife in the area. Very rustic and remote, this endeavor suits the volunteer who enjoys long hours and hard work 7 days a week with limited downtime. The shelter has a diverse range of animals. Volunteers live in a mixed caravan, and work hands on with other international volunteers and the project host on a daily basis. 

Hands-on with animals? Every day. Comforts of home level: low - medium. Program starts: Wednesday (minimum 2 weeks)..

Shelter 3: Located in a small rural community in the east part of the Riverina on a working farm. The Riverina is an agricultural region of south-western New South Wales, Australia, just near the Victorian border. The Riverina is distinguished from other Australian regions by the combination of flat plains, warm to hot climate and an ample supply of water for irrigation. This combination has allowed the Riverina to develop into one of the most productive and agriculturally diverse areas of Australia. Bordered on the south by the state of Victoria and on the east by the Great Dividing Range, the Riverina covers those areas of New South Wales in the Murray and Murrumbidgee drainage zones to their confluence in the west. This is a farm-style homestay, living and working hands on with the project hosts on a daily basis. 

Hands-on with animals? Every day. Comforts of home level: medium. Program starts: any day of the week .

Shelter 4: Located on a beautiful mountain top near the coastal city of Gladstone, Queensland.  Gladstone is itself is a hillside city, overlooking Port Curtis, Queensland’s largest multi-commodity shipping port. Marine activities are the lifeblood of the city sitting at the central part of the Great Barrier Reef. Mount Larcom offers lots of bush walking and spectacular views of the surrounding region. Also well known for its good old Aussie pie! This project has separate fully equipped volunteer quarters set in the natural landscape. Apart from animals in care, there are often wild kangaroos, birds and other animals seen on the property. 

Hands-on with animals? depends on animal needs. Comforts of home level: medium. Program starts: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday (minimum 2 weeks).

Our Volunteers

Volunteers play a key role in wildlife rescue and care. Not only will you be learning new skills and helping animals in need, you will make new friends from around the world and will create an enriching experience for yourself.

While the number of native animals needing help is increasing, volunteer numbers are not keeping up. Your contribution is enormous as the shelters need your help to feed and care for them, provide enrichments, build and maintain enclosures. 


Conditions Onsite
Weather

Shelter 2 is cold in the Winter months with mild to sunny weather in Summer. 

Shelter 3 is cooler in the Winter months with mild to sunny weather in Summer. 

Shelter 4 is situated North and it is very hot during the day so you must be prepared to work in the heat. 

In winter it can be quite cold overnight at any of the shelters.

Bring a Telstra sim card so you have access to the internet. 


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

Your daily activities may consist of

  • preparing animal food
  • feeding animals
  • bottle feeding all young animals
  • toileting young animals after feeds
  • exercising young animals
  • assisting in rescue calls
  • assisting in emergency medical treatment
  • cleaning animal enclosures
  • building / repairing animal enclosures
  • browsing ...

Tagesablauf

Your daily activities may consist of

  • preparing animal food
  • feeding animals
  • bottle feeding all young animals
  • toileting young animals after feeds
  • exercising young animals
  • assisting in rescue calls
  • assisting in emergency medical treatment
  • cleaning animal enclosures
  • building / repairing animal enclosures
  • browsing for grass and gum leaves in the forest
  • collecting native food
  • keeping the grounds clean and tidy
  • keeping the volunteer accommodation clean and tidy
*Be prepared that all animals do not survive their injuries.


Freizeitaktivitäten

Shelter 2: There will be some time for activity such as taking a bike to hit some mountain biking tracks, or bush walking. However, predominantly, this project is busy and free time is few and far between. 

Shelter 3: Arrange your free time with the project host. There will be some trips into the ...

Freizeitaktivitäten

Shelter 2: There will be some time for activity such as taking a bike to hit some mountain biking tracks, or bush walking. However, predominantly, this project is busy and free time is few and far between. 

Shelter 3: Arrange your free time with the project host. There will be some trips into the local town, Holbrook, Albury or Wagga Wagga where there is a selection of supermarkets, small shops and pharmacies which are all well stocked. As you are staying on a farm, there's plenty of farm animals to talk to! You are only a few hours from Melbourne and Sydney so take in the sights of a big city or hit the coast for some rest and relaxation after your stay at the shelter.

Shelter 4: Your work shifts are usually split into morning and evening, with time off in the middle of the day. You can relax around your quarters or take a bike ride in the area. Arrange any additional free time with the project host. You might like to bush walk or go to the beach. After your placement you might travel to the tropical north of Queensland to Cape Tribulation, or dive the Great Barrier Reef.


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 (FlieĂźend)

Benötigte Unterlagen

Proof of travel Insurance docs and Proof of vaccinations

Staatszugehörigkeit

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

Andere Fähigkeiten

Excellent English comprehension skills and the ability to understand precise instructions for the safety of the animals. You must be fit and have the ability and willingness to work in the heat of Summer (more so Shelter 4) or the cold of Winter.

Arbeitszeiten

Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag, Freitag, Samstag und Sonntag von 07:00 - 20:00

Leistungen

Leistungen

Dienstleistungen von Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers

What's included in this project?

  • Pre-departure support
  • Project Information Pack
  • Return transfers from the local town to the project
  • On the job training
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Return airport transfers (Shelter 3 and 4 only) 
  • 24-hour in-country support
  • 24-hour O2E emergency phone
  • Certificate of Participation, if requested
What's not included in this project?

  • Flights
  • Return airport transfers (Shelter 2 won't do airport pickups)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Spending
  • Visas

Abholung vom Flughafen Albury Airport

Shelter Two: not included. Pick up from Yackandandah township

Shelter Three: Pick up from Albury airport/train station or hotel

Shelter Four: Pick up from Gladstone airport, Gladstone Hotel or Mount Larcom Train Station/accommodation

Unterkunft

Shelter Two: Mixed caravan.

Shelter Three: Single or double room in a homestay.

Shelter Four: Bungalow style, own or shared bedroom, shared facilities.

Verpflegung

Shelter Two: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided but all volunteers pitch in to help with preparation, cooking and cleaning.

Shelter Three: Breakfast, lunch and dinner supplies are provided but all volunteers prepare and cook their own meals and do their own cleaning.

Shelter Four: Breakfast, lunch and dinner supplies are provided but all volunteers prepare and cook their own meals and do their own cleaning. Some dinners are prepared and shared with the shelter hosts.

Internetzugriff

Limitierte Verbindung vor Ort

Was ist NICHT inklusive?

Was ist NICHT inklusive?

Flugtickets

Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Albury Airport (ABX) in Albury. 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 fĂĽr Australien ĂĽberprĂĽfen. IMPFSCHUTZ ĂśBERPRĂśFEN

Informationen zur Anreise

Shelter 2 (Yackandandah): start on a Wednesday (minimum 2 weeks).

To get there:

Option 1 - fly to Sydney, Australia. Take a bus, train or plane to Albury, then a bus to Yackandandah. We will organise your pick up from there.

Option 2 - fly to Melbourne, Australia.  Book a VLine trip to Yackandandah which is train to Beechworth and a bus to Yackandandah. 


Shelter 3 (Holbrook): start any day of the week

To get there, fly to Melbourne or Sydney, Australia. Take a bus, train or plane to Albury. We will organise your pick up from Albury.


Shelter 4 (Gladstone): start Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday (minimum 2 weeks).

To get there, fly to Brisbane, Australia. Take a bus, train or plane to Gladstone. We will organise your pick up from Gladstone.


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

ProgrammgebĂĽhren

1 Woche (Mindestaufenthalt) 699€
2 Wochen 1.399€
3 Wochen 2.098€
4 Wochen 2.797€
5 Wochen 3.496€
6 Wochen 4.195€
12 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt) 8.390€
Durchschnittliche Gebühren 698€/Woche

ProgrammgebĂĽhren

698€ / Woche 1 - 12 Wochen Alter 18 - 50+

Zahlungsarten

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

KEINE KREDITKARTENGEBĂśHREN


Dauer

1 - 12 Wochen

Anzahlung

Mit der Anzahlung reservierst du deinen Platz beim Freiwilligenprogramm. Zahlungen werden von PayPal abgewickelt, unserem vertrauenswĂĽrdigen 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.


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Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers

Herausragend 4.9 rating (187 Bewertungen)

Non-profit - gegrĂĽndet 2011

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Gesprochene Sprachen: Englisch

Ăśber 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. 

187 Bewertungen Â· rating4.9

lewis bush rating2.8

2023 at Wildlife Shelter Carer

I had a lovely experience over at the wildlife Shelter in yackandandah. I got to look after so many different types of animals from waillbes, kangaroos, wombats and so much more it was great! The only negative I found was getting along with the owners at times as they put my on edge quite a ...
Marc Schmid rating3.6

2023 at Wildlife Shelter Carer

It was great time there. I'm glad to could be a part of this project. I think I made at least a small step to help the environment and specially to the kangaroos. I want to say thank you so much to Glenda, the owner of this shelter. She's a great person with a big heart for animals. ..
Robin Falke rating5

2022 at Wildlife Shelter Carer

It was in every way, a really good stay and a really good experience for that amount of money, I will most likely go here again because everything was so nice. Nice work, nice animals, nice people, nice ...
Becky Louise rating5

2019 at Wildlife Shelter Carer

I found myself quite underprepared for how dirty I'd be getting and how close to the wildlife I'd be - I definitely needed more old shirts and wayyy more socks!! What were the highlights of my time at the project? The level of immersion in animal care. I learnt so so much about wildlife, and how ...
Dawn C rating5

2019 at Wildlife Shelter Carer

Volunteering at Australian Forest Wildlife was an incredibly rewarding and humbling experience. I absolutely loved my time there. Working with the animals is very hands on and it's amazing how quickly you learn the names and needs of each animal. If you're thinking of volunteering here, be ...
Jean rating5

2019 at Wildlife Shelter Carer

From the moment you arrive at this wildlife rehabilitation centre, it is like a different world. Being up close to Australian wildlife was so amazing and I was given my own pademelon to look after once I arrived. She was my responsibility and I fed her and cleaned her enclosure throughout the ...

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