Zoo & Wildlife Hospital Animal Caretaker

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Volunteer at the Irwin's Australia Zoo Wildlife hospital and care, rehabilitate and release native Australian Wildlife! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
50+
Join now and have the great opportunity to volunteer, rehabilitate and rescue Native Australian Wildlife at Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo! This is the largest and busiest wildlife rehabilitation facility of its kind in the world and part of Irwin’s legacy!

Are you ready to get your hands dirty for a good cause? Then take advantage of this unique volunteer opportunity to help protect Australia’s threatened and endangered wildlife.  The Wildlife Hospital where you will volunteer is the largest and busiest purpose built facility of its’ kind in the world and has treated over 70,000 animals since opening in 2004.  

You will join the team of dedicated wildlife professionals to provide ‘first-class care for sick, injured and orphaned animals’ that come into the facility every week. You’ll work alongside experienced animal keepers as you assist them with the husbandry and care related duties of these animals, including Koalas - there may also be some guest related activities. Providing an environment which is conducive to their recovery and rehabilitation is crucial, so there is minimal to no animal contact involved. You will however be rewarded with the satisfaction of knowing that these animals will have the greatest opportunity to be released back into their natural habitat. 

If you are passionate about wildlife care, are hardworking, physically fit and motivated, then this project is perfect for you! Volunteers play an important role at the Wildlife Hospital! Although the work can be physically demanding and is by no means an ‘easy holiday option’, being a volunteer at the largest & busiest wildlife hospital in the world is undoubtedly a truly rewarding and unique experience. 

Dagelijkse activiteiten

As a volunteer, you will be required to assist the Wildlife Hospital team and other volunteers at the project with various duties. See below for some of the most commonly required volunteer tasks during the first two weeks of the volunteer placement:

  • Preparing Koala paste feeds, Preparing equipment for enclosure cleans, Removing old Koala leaf out of enclosures (Leaf = Eucalyptus leaves – koala food), Observing Koala's behaviour during cleaning processes (if any unusual or irregular behaviours demonstrated, advise animal keeper so they can investigate/assess further). The ability to provide detailed observations is important in volunteers, as the volunteers spend a lot of time in the vicinity of the animals in care and may be likely to notice things which may need to be reported. Cleaning Koala enclosures (complete cleans, wet cleans, dry cleans...) and Assist with the leaf out procedure (Replacing old leaf with fresh leaf every day)
  • Counting Koalas in our plantation – Open area of native eucalypt trees where koalas are settled before being released back into the wild.
  • Gardening and general maintenance of exterior areas of the hospital (if needed)- This includes weeding, watering the garden, trimming/pruning etc. Assisting nurses/keepers with the cleaning of the sea turtle pool, Laundry, Kitchen cleans (dishes, floors etc.), Window Cleans and General hospital facility maintenance
  • Once you have completed your first two weeks at the project, you may also get the opportunity to participate in the duties as follows; Assist with Koala Paste Feeds, Assist the Bird and Reptile nurse with cleaning enclosures, Assisting the ICU nurse with cleaning enclosures,Assisting nurse with preparing feeds for turtles, reptiles and birds, Depending on operational considerations volunteers may have the opportunity to watch/observe the vets and nurses in treatment room on some afternoons.  This should not be considered a guaranteed or regular activity. And assist with the tidy/clean of the treatment and triage areas.
  • ICU koalas require some sun time each day – volunteers may have the opportunity to sit with them for that time (Occasionally reptiles and birds) 
  • Collect flowers and browse and assist in creating bird enrichment
  • Cut and prepare possum browse

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

The project is located about 1 hour by car from the Sunshine coast city. It is surrounded by nature and small towns and of course the Australia Zoo! The beautiful beaches of Australia’s Sunshine coast. The nearest beach is about 20 minutes drive away.

Swimming
Sightseeing
Safari/
Zoo
Sports

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
Resume, application forms, liability waiver, Pictures, Policies & Procedures en Letter of motivation
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
Be flexible, open minded and a team player.
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag, vrijdag, zaterdag en zondag van 08:00 - 16:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Fronteering Travel

The fees include

  • Shared bedroom at a B&B hostel a walking distance away from the program
  • A free days entry to Australia zoo
  • Airport pick and transfer to your accommodation near the program
  • Taxes
  • ongoing service and on location emergency support

Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Brisbane Airport

Fly to beautiful Brisbane and from the airport (either the international or domestic airport) you will take the Airtrain to either Beerwah or Landsborough. Your host will be meeting you at the train station

Accomodatie

Volunteers live in a private room at a local homestay. Access to Wifi and laundry facilities are available. You will also be transferred to and from the project from your homestay to attend your shifts.

Gastfamilie
Eten & Drank

Meals included (breakfast and dinner). At times, you will need to prepare your own meals.  

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 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 arrival dates or requirements.

Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
4 - 6 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
4 weken (min. verblijf)
$ 2.295
5 weken
$ 2.395
6 weken (max. verblijf)
$ 2.695
Gemiddelde kosten
$ 511 /week

Gelieve ermee rekening te houden dat de bovenstaande programmakosten een raming zijn en beinvloed kunnen worden door mogelijke veranderingen in de wisselkoers. 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.

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 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!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door Fronteering Travel

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  Oceanië Australië en Nieuw-Zeeland Australië  Beerwah, 1638 Steve Irwin Way

Zoo & Wildlife Hospital Animal Caretaker

Volunteer at the Irwin's Australia Zoo Wildlife hospital and care, rehabilitate and release native Australian Wildlife!

$511/week

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