Koala Caretaker Assistant

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High­lights

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:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Groepen
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. 

Dagelijkse activiteiten

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.

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

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!

Zwemmen
Concert/
Muziek
Bezienswaardigheden
Shoppen/
Souvenirs
Klimmen
Safari/
Zoo
Wandelen
Sport

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 (gemiddeld niveau)
Vereiste documenten
Resume, Application Forms, Liability Waiver (provided during application process), Pictures, Policies & Procedures en Letter of motivation
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag van 08:30 - 16:30

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door 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

Afhaal aan de luchthaven op 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.

Accomodatie

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.

Gastfamilie Jeugdherberg
Eten & Drank

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 toegang
Beperkte 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 Brisbane Airport (BNE) in Brisbane. 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

GEEN CREDITCARDKOSTEN

Gegevens over jouw aankomst

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.

Dit programma was gepauzeerd wegens COVID-19 maar wordt december 2023 hervat. Meld je vandaag nog aan!

Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
4 - 12 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
4 weken (min. verblijf)
$1.895
6 weken
$2.495
8 weken
$2.895
10 weken
$3.295
12 weken (max. verblijf)
$3.695
Gemiddelde kosten
$391 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. Fronteering Travel 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 Fronteering Travel gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

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Kwaliteitsgarantie
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Flex-optie
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als Fronteering Travel 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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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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