Great Barrier Turtle Conservation

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opgericht in 2010
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Coördinator | Nicole
Coördinator | Nicole
Support injured turtles and care about them. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Families
Groepen
50+

The program

This turtle conservation program plays an essential role in protecting and preserving the amazing sea turtle. Located on stunning Fitzroy Island, a 45 minute fast-ferry ride from Cairns, the Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre Love Volunteer’s supports treats injured and sick marine turtles who have been brought in from the Great Barrier Reef and nearby Cape York Peninsula. Animals are brought in suffering from disease and/or injuries caused by boats, discarded fishing gear or ingested plastic that they have mistaken as food. Many of the turtles brought in from the Great Barrier Reef are suffering from 'floaters disease' which causes air to be trapped between the shell and body impacting the animal’s ability to dive and feed itself. On this project volunteers not only get hands-on experience in helping turtles in need, they will meet new people from around the world and will create an enriching experience for themselves.

Goals of this Project:

  • Protect Australia’s amazing sea turtles
  • Research these wonderful creatures so a greater understanding of how to save them can be gained
  • Work on projects to improve the environment for sea turtles and other animals
  • Enable inter-cultural exchange between all parties and teach international visitors more about environmental practices and Australia

How you can help


Volunteers on this project play an essential role in the care of the turtles and their contribution is invaluable. Care for the animals is required 365 days a year and each day the turtles are fed, the tanks are cleaned and medication administered when required. Volunteers help in numerous ways dependent on their skills. From working with the indigenous rangers, to hands on caring for the turtles by scrubbing their backs and feeding them, this is a truly hands on turtle conservation project. For those with skills in areas such as building, plumbing, sewing, painting and cooking, the project team would love help in these areas as well as on working directly with the turtles.

Volunteers will contribute in a number of ways and on any number of environmental or wildlife projects and can expect to undertake the following tasks

  • preparing food for and feeding the turtles
  • cleaning and maintenance of the turtle tanks and enclosures
  • scrubbing algae off the turtle’s backs
  • providing enrichment for the turtles
  • transporting and releasing turtles
  • keeping the project grounds clean and tidy
  • turtle research and monitoring in their natural habitat and reef monitoring
  • marine habitat conservation projects such as beach clean-ups
  • providing assistance to rescue turtles in distress where required and emergency medical treatments where required
  • helping to promote humane and sustainable practices through co-operation and education initiatives, fundraising and administration

Dagelijkse activiteiten

A volunteer’s work day on this project will generally last between 4 and 6 hours and while we ask all volunteers to be flexible in this regard, a typical daily schedule is likely to go something like this:

6:30am Breakfast at the Hostel

7:30am Meet the program supervisor and fellow volunteers at the Ferry Terminal.

7:45am Ferry ride to Fitzroy Island

8:30am VOLUNTEERING DUTIES START

Volunteers spend the morning caring for the turtles and undertaking related tasks.

12:00pm Lunch on the island

1:00pm Volunteers can be involved with research projects or enjoy free time

3:30pm VOLUNTEERING DUTIES END

4:00pm Board the ferry back to Cairns

Evenings Volunteers are free to relax, run errands, stay in touch with friends and family, socialise and explore Cairns

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

A tropical holiday feel prevails on the streets of Cairns and visitors can't help but relax and enjoy the vibe. Strolling the streets is a social event with people enjoying the temperate climate and relaxing in the many bars, restaurants and cafes. Esplanade Lagoon offers the opportunity to swim and relax without leaving town.  

Surrounded by stunning natural attractions - such as the famous Great Barrier Reef where this program is located, Daintree National Park and the stunning Northern beaches - Cairns is a magnet for eco and adventure travelers and is well equipped to cater to every visitors needs.

Water Sports
Swimming
Duiken/
Snorkelen
Climbing
Hiking

Voor­waarden

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.
Taalkennis
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (basis niveau)
Vereiste documenten
Emergency contact
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
This project is best suited to those who are either pursuing a career in animal conservation/zoological studies, or who simply wish to explore an interest in this field. However, the project is open to all and does not require participants to have specific education, qualifications or experience, as you will be shown everything you need to know by one of local project leaders. Importantly though, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help and show drive
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Love Volunteers
  • Airport pick-up on arrival
  • Orientation & full safety briefing
  • Accommodation (as specified above)
  • Food & Meals (as specified above)
  • 24/7 local support network
  • Project placement & onsite supervision
  • Registration fee included
Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Cairns Airport

Volunteers arrive into Cairns International Airport from where a shuttle is booked to take them to their accommodation. Early Monday morning they meet with the program director and board the ferry out to Fitzroy Island. Volunteers receive an orientation and training on the Island.

  • Arrival Airport: Cairns International Airport, Queensland, Australia (Code: CNS)

Accomodatie
Volunteers on this program stay in a popular hostel in central Cairns. Rooms are typically split by gender and cater for to 6 persons sharing. Modern bathroom facilities are attached to each room. The hostel has all the amenities you would expect (and a few you normally find in luxury accommodations) including a communal kitchen, onsite laundry, a swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. Perfect!
Eten & Drank
Breakfast is provided daily at the hostel and a free Sunday evening BBQ is arranged each week. Volunteers can prepare lunch and take it with them on the program or purchase lunch and snacks on Fitzroy Island. Dinner can be prepared in the hostel also or volunteers can take the opportunity to explore Cairns and eat out at one of the many restaurants, cafes and eateries in the town.
Internet toegang
Makkelijke toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Cairns Airport (CNS) in Cairns. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Australië.
Reisverzekering
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.
Vaccinaties
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

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Gegevens over jouw aankomst

This project is available year-round and programs start every SUNDAY. Volunteers can choose to participate for periods ranging from 1 week to 12 weeks. Longer stays can be arranged directly with the local team, but will be subject to availability and individual visa conditions.

  • Arrival Day: SUNDAY 8am - 8pm
  • Departure Day: MONDAY

Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

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

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
1 week (min. verblijf)
$ 1.148
2 weken
$ 1.628
3 weken
$ 2.198
4 weken
$ 2.698
6 weken
$ 3.708
8 weken
$ 5.679
12 weken (max. verblijf)
$ 8.209
Gemiddelde kosten
$ 916 /week

Gelieve ermee rekening te houden dat de bovenstaande programmakosten een raming zijn en beinvloed kunnen worden door mogelijke veranderingen in de wisselkoers. Love 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 Love 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:
Kwaliteitsgarantie
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Flex-optie
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als Love Volunteers jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
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Great Barrier Turtle Conservation

Support injured turtles and care about them.

$916/week

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