Australian Bushfire Response and Wombat Refuge

opgericht in 2011
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Set up and maintain much needed food and water stations for bushfire survivors within countless hectares of burnt bush.
Get hands on experience nurturing wombats back to full health by bottle feeding, exercising and giving lots of love and affection.
Support local wildlife carers with their plight to save Australian wildlife.
Stay in the heart of the local town while venturing out to the bush to keep a small group of animals alive while the forest regenerates.
Work with like-minded carers and other passionate volunteers from around the world who are also seeking to make a positive impact in light of the Australian bushfires.
In response to the 2019/2020 summer Australian Bushfire Crisis, volunteers can help save a small group of 50-100 native wildlife affected by these devastating bushfires. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+

In response to the 2019/2020 summer Australian Bushfire Crisis, where millions of acres of land have burned and 1.23 billion animals have been killed, volunteers are needed to help conduct food drops in a burnt-out area of Australia and help a small group of 50-100 animals survive the next few months until the forest regenerates. 

This is important work to ensure the survival of species in the area. Without this small group of animals, there will be nothing left. It is imperative that we keep them alive until they can survive by themselves. 

At a cost of $20 per day to replenish each food and water station, your financial contribution will also have a very significant and direct impact. With your help we aim to increase the number of stations from 5 to 50 in the local area for the survivors of the bushfires currently struggling to forage for food and water.

Volunteers will also assist in the care of an existing group of rescued, injured and orphaned wombats that are onsite at a local carer's residence. Wombats are this carer's speciality, given the fun and beautiful nature they have, but they need help as they nurse them back to health so that they can be returned to the wild when it is a safe and suitable time. None of these wombats are bushfire victims. The fire was so fierce that only the small group survive on the mountain.

Volunteers can expect to have a very hands-on experience bottle-feeding, exercising and providing lots of cuddles. In the last month there have been between 7 and 14 wombats in the refuge, with more expected as the rescue calls continue.

With our wildlife carers working overtime to fulfil their roles, volunteers are also expected to assist with cooking, cleaning, laundry and shopping so that both the carers and volunteers can dedicate as much time as possible to caring for wildlife, responding to rescue calls and ensuring food and water stations are replenished.

Conditions on Site

Volunteers work in a bushfire affected area where the surrounds are scorched as far as the eye can see. This can be an emotional experience as volunteers will see first hand the devastation that the fires caused this community. 

Country Victoria is very hot during the summer months, volunteers must be physically able to withstand long and hot days.

Bring a Telstra sim card if you require access to the internet. 


Homestay living with the carers and volunteers is included. The room consists of 2 single beds in a house in the centre of the Corryong town. Volunteers have the option to stay off-site in a tent or cabin at the local caravan park at their own expense.

Dagelijkse activiteiten

Your daily activities will consist of

  •         Replenishing food and water stations for bushfire survivors in the Australian bush
  •         Bottle feeding wombats & ensuring they are looked after lovingly
  •         Exercising and providing love and affection to wombats and, possibly, other native wildlife
  •         Assisting with rescue calls and emergency medical treatment, if required
  •         Maintaining animals enclosures
  •         Keeping grounds and facilities clean and tidy
  •         Food shopping
  •         Cooking
  •         Anything else that wildlife carers may need help and assistance with 


Volunteers will have some spare time at this project as there is time to walk into town and look around, shop, etc.

There is a public pool that volunteers can take a dip in to cool off in hotter weather.
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.



Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (gemiddeld niveau)
Vereiste documenten
Proof of travel insurance docs en proof of vaccinations
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
Fluency in English and the ability to understand and respond to strict instructions for the safety of others and animals.
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag, vrijdag, zaterdag en zondag van 07:00 - 17:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers

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

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
  • 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
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Spending
  • Visas


Homestay living with the carers and volunteers is included. The room consists of 2 single beds in a house in the centre of the Corryong town. Volunteers may choose to stay off-site in a tent or cabin at the local caravan park at their own expense.

Eten & Drank
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided but all volunteers pitch in to help with preparation, cooking and cleaning.
Internet toegang
Makkelijke toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten. Afhaling van de luchthaven is ook niet inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Tullamarine Airport (MEL) in Melbourne. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Australië.
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Australië biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Australië dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Australië.

Data & Kosten


Gegevens over jouw aankomst

This project accepts volunteers on Mondays through to Sundays for the whole year.

 Fly to either Melbourne or Sydney airport in Australia. From here take a regional flight or train/bus to Albury, Victoria then a connecting bus to Corryong. You are picked up from Corryong bus stop and transferred to the shelter to join the carers and the wombats.

Dit programma was gepauzeerd wegens COVID-19 maar wordt januari 2024 hervat. Meld je vandaag nog aan!

jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
1 - 12 weken


Kosten: Prijs in USD
1 week (min. verblijf)
2 weken
3 weken
4 weken
5 weken
6 weken
12 weken (max. verblijf)
Gemiddelde kosten
$616 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers

Wat vertellen de mensen over Volunteer World?

Australian Bushfire Response and Wombat Refuge

In response to the 2019/2020 summer Australian Bushfire Crisis, volunteers can help save a small group of 50-100 native wildlife affected by these devastating bushfires.


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