Kangaroo Field Conservation & Park Ranger

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Coordinator | Patrick
Coordinator | Patrick
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Live and volunteer in one of the best preserved and diverse ecosystems in Australia!
Assist with the monitoring of koalas and other wildlife.
Easy access to Flinders Chase National Park, Great Southern Ocean, great beaches and other wonderful sights.
Preserve native plants and weed out the bad ones!
Come now and volunteer at our Kangaroo Island project to assist with conservation, wildlife monitoring and ranger related tasks This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

Take a break out of your hectic world and be a part of the conservation of wildlife in Kangaroo Island! Located at the gateway to South Australia’s most iconic wilderness area and on 5000 acres filled with an abundance of wildlife on the Australia’s Galapagos, this experience is the perfect opportunity for those who want to encounter different species of wildlife and work in one of the best preserved ecosystems in Australia!

Travel to Australia and participate in the preservation of plants and Koala monitoring at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Sanctuary, Kangaroo Island. The sanctuary monitors animals such as Koalas, Kangaroos, Tammar, Wallabies, Possums and Echidnas among other wildlife. Whether it’s helping out in the preservation of animals and plants in the sanctuary or having easy access to visit the Flinders Chase National Park and the Great Southern Ocean on your days off, this experience will definitely change the way you look at life. Act as a wildlife guide on their newly National Geographic featured nocturnal walk where you will help to locate animals. What’s better than enjoying the breathtaking view of millions of stars that light up the night and sleeping in a comfortable accommodation in a beautiful wilderness setting? Be inspired by the hundreds of animals and birds that you will encounter on a daily basis and don’t miss the chance to be part of an unforgettable volunteer experience!

Typical day

As a volunteer at the project you become part of the team and help in the day to day operations at the Hudson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. They are involved with the conservation of the native species of animals and plants that are found in the protected area. You will be surrounded by many species of animals that are all totally. Just keep in mind that that it is unlikely that you will hold or work direclty withany animals but you will be up close and surrounded by hundreds if not thousands of animals. You will have some of the following responsibilities:

  • o   Preserve local plant life for 3 days.

    o   Monitor Koala's and other local wildlife.

    o   Maintaining the upkeep of the paths and fences.

    o   Help in identifying and cataloguing native trees.

    o   Take out weeds to clear the paths.

    o   Planting shrubs and trees

    o   Collecting, propagating and dispersing seeds.

    o   Assist with tourists and help with guided tours.

    o   Having a great time!

Free-time activities

You will find plenty of sightseeing opportunities and interesting places to visit within easy reach of your accommodation at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Sanctuary. Much of the western end of Kangaroo Island is covered in parks and reserves and it is often referred to as the natural end of the Island. You will find large areas of pristine natural bushland, numerous native wildlife, spectacular, rugged coastal cliffs and beautiful seascapes and beaches. That being said, there are many things the volunteers can get involved in during their free time!

Water Sports


In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Required Documents
CV, Resume, Two Pics, Letter of Motivation and Signed Policy and Liability Forms (provided during application process)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 07:30 - 17:30

What's Included

Services by Fronteering Travel
  • o   Placement

    Kangaroo Island Wildlife Sanctuary

    o   Accommodation

    Shared room in a bunkhouse on a nearby camping ground (1 km walk and maximum of 4 persons per room).

    o   Meals

    Meals not included but you have acces to a kitchen.

    o   Hostel

    You will stay for 1 night at a hostel in Adelaide the day before you will travel to Kangaroo island either by Ferry or flight.

    o   Ongoing service

    If there are any problems with your volunteer project we are always there to help you and mediate between yourself and the organization.

    o   Tours

    Through FRONTEERING you have the possibility to book tours in Australia after you have finished your volunteer project.

    o   24/7 Emergency contact

    If there are any problems during you stay in Australia you can reach us 24/7 to assist you.


You will be staying at a bunkhouse at a camping ground nearby the project (1 KM walk). You will share a room with three other volunteers of your gender. There are private shower stalls. The accommodation is surrounded by hundreds of native animals. You will also have access to a full kitchen.

Dorm Room Guesthouse
Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Kingscote Airport (KGC) in Kingscote. We assist you to find cheap flights to Australia.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Australia provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Australia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Australia.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

Arrival any day of the week. Keep in mind that for day 1 you are supposed to arrive in Adelaide where you will stay in a hostel for night (included). Then the next day you will fly or take the ferry to Kangaroo Island (not included) and go to your accommodation. Then on day 3 you will go the project to start volunteering (3 days preservation of flora and getting rid of weeds and 2 days monitoring of Koala's).

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1 - 1 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
1 week (max. stay)
Average fees
$995 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Fronteering Travel will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Fronteering Travel during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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