Koala Caretaker Assistant

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founded in 2010
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Puntos Salientes

Work closely with koalas in beautiful Queensland, Australia.
Work in a refuge and safe haven for sick, injured and orphaned Koala's who were suffering greatly under the fur trade.
Great opportunity to share and expand your knowledge on koalas.
Work alongside an amazing team of staff and volunteers from around the world!
Experience the beauty of Queensland, Australia.
Experience the life of Koala keepers at one of the world’s first and largest Koala sanctuaries in beautiful Queensland, Australia! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Solteros y solteras
Parejas
Grupos
50+
Experience the life of Koala keepers at one of the world’s first and largest Koala sanctuaries in beautiful Queensland, Australia. Looking for a project that allows you to work alongside caretakers of Koalas, kangaroos and many more local Wildlife? Then this volunteer experience is perfect for you.

Come in close contact with over 130 Koalas of different ages! If you are looking to cuddle and play with the local wildlife all day, or be trained in animal handling then this is not for you. The duties of an animal keeper are not easy and can be physically demanding. If you enjoy working with animals and are not afraid to get your hands dirty in the outdoors, then be part of an exciting experience. Enjoy the satisfaction that comes with helping to care for wildlife in a beautiful, natural environment!

The project was set nearly a 100 years ago to act as a refuge and safe haven for sick, injured and orphaned Koala's who were suffering greatly under the fur trade. Through this program we hope to protect the Koala's, educate the public and sustain it's future for all generations to enjoy this amazing animal!

As a volunteer you will be working along side experienced staff to train you in the day to day routine of the Sanctuary. You will be required to undergo an initial orientation after your arrival. You will be expected to be Reliable, responsible, Honest, flexible and open minded. 

You will be living the amazing and fun city of Brisbane, Australia! Brisbane is well known for it's nice people and it's large Student population making it a very fun and social city to live in. Our volunteers who participate at this program have to choice to live either at a hostel (usually when volunteering less than 4 weeks) or a homestay with meals included (for those staying at least 4 weeks). Your accommodation will be located a bus ride away from the project.

Please be aware that volunteers cannot be trained in any animal handling so if this is something you are hoping to achieve, this is not the programme for you. 

Typical day

As a volunteer and Koala care taker, you will assist with numerous tasks around the sanctuary. Each morning, you will be allocated to a specific animal section – this is done via a roster and you are not able to choose which animals you would be working with. Your tasks may include:

  • Assisting farm animal staff with cleaning, monitoring visitors, feeding animals.
  • Maintaining a tidy surrounding at the sanctuary.
  • Interacting with visitors and assisting them with any inquiries they might have.
  • Assisting with animal enclosure cleaning and food preparation.
  • You will be working alongside animal handlers who works with many species of animals, not just koala's.

Free-time activities

Volunteer will have lots of activities to participate in however all will be at the volunteer's expense. Brisbane is s great city with lot's to do. For example student parties, outdoor swimming pools, Concerts, shopping, Cinema's, Sports, going to the gym and much more. You can also take a day to visit the beautiful beaches of the Gold Coast!

Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Sports

Requi­sitos

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
Resume, Application Forms, Liability Waiver (provided during application process), Pictures, Policies & Procedures and Letter of motivation
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 08:30 - 16:30

Servicios incluidos

Services by Fronteering Travel

The fees include:

  • If you intend to stay for 1-3 weeks, Fronteering will assist in having you placed at a local Hostel. For 4 weeks or more, you’ll be placed at a local Homestay in or near the city.
  • If staying at the hostel, no meals are provided however, for an additional cost, the hostel can provide breakfast and a packed lunch. At the local homestay there are two options available. From no meals at homestay to two meals a day during week days and three meals on weekends.
  • Depending on the accommodation option you choose, you will either be picked up at the airport or take the train or bus to your accommodation.
  • Ongoing service and on location emergency support

Airport Pickup at Brisbane Airport

Depending on the accommodation option you choose, you will either be picked up at the airport or take the train or bus to your accommodation.

Accommodation

If you are staying for less than 4 weeks, then you’ll be placed at a hostel near the volunteer project and this will be arranged for you. Hostels are great for making friends and is based in the central area where there is plenty to do. If you plan to stay for 4 weeks and longer, homestay accommodation will be arranged near the volunteer project for you. You will live with a local family and learn about the Australian way of life. This includes your own bedroom, laundry facility in the house, wireless internet and you can also have access to the living room, kitchen and washroom. It’s a terrific way to get to experience the Queensland Area! Things to bring to the project; You should wear your uniform shirt with either jeans or shorts (must be comfortable) that you don’t mind getting dirty. Always maintain a neat appearance and make sure that shorts and jeans are not too revealing. Shorts legs should not be higher than mid-thigh and NO low-rise jeans, long pants or shorts! No skirts are allowed. Enclosed shoes are compulsory – sturdy sneakers (runners/joggers), hiking boots or work boots are fine. Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen for sunny days and a raincoat for rainy weather.

Guest Family Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages

Meals aren't provided by the hostel but at an additional cost, they can provide breakfast and a packed lunch. All meals will be provided by the Host family if you choose that option.

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.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Brisbane Airport (BNE) in Brisbane. 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.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Australia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Australia.

Fechas y Costos

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

There are no specific start/arrival dates for this project however, we do recommend that you start on a Monday. And you need to be there by 8:20 am to start volunteering at 8:30 am.

Este programa está en pausa debido por COVID-19 y se reabrirá a partir del mes de December 2023. Inscríbete hoy!

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1.895
6 weeks
$2.495
8 weeks
$2.895
10 weeks
$3.295
12 weeks (max. stay)
$3.695
Average fees
$391 /week

Tenga en cuenta que los honorarios arriba indicados son estimados. Fronteering Travel le hará saber el precio final durante el proceso de solicitud.
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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Koala Caretaker Assistant

Experience the life of Koala keepers at one of the world’s first and largest Koala sanctuaries in beautiful Queensland, Australia!

$391/week

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