Wildlife Shelter Carer

Non-profit
·
founded in 2011
Tracy
Ask A Question
Coordinator | Tracy
Coordinator | Tracy
Reserve com a Flex Option! Escolha novas datas de partida ou mude para um programa de voluntariado diferente, sem custos adicionais.

Destaques

Enjoy up close and personal time with Australian wildlife, of which some are bushfire rescues (seasonal)
Stay in rural Australia with real Aussies
Bottle feed baby wallabies and wombats
Make memories you can't get anywhere else in the world
Choose your location!
We have a variety of wildlife shelters in country Australia. These shelters rely on volunteer support to help care for the 100s of injured and sick animals. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Solteiros
Casais
Grupos
50+

The Project
Every year, hundreds of thousands of native animals are injured, orphaned or become sick, often because of interaction with people or pets.

Our wildlife shelters in country Australia are unsupported, privately owned wildlife shelters in Australia and for many years, have rescued and rehabilitated sick, injured and orphaned native Australian wildlife and loved them back to health to be returned to the natural environment.

Since we receive no recurrent funding from governments, the shelters rely on the contribution of volunteers and donations from the public to keep it running.

The Location
Plan your Australian adventure and choose your volunteer program location (tell us which shelter you prefer in your application)

Shelter One: The shelter is located in Stanley State Forest, Victoria, a beautifully preserved natural bushland overflowing with lush, green vegetation and magnificent wildlife. Rich in history and in natural resources (granite, gold, clay & sparkling spring water), this thriving region is built upon the solid values and vision of its pioneers and miners.  Home to many talented artists and artisans from around the world, it is brimming with arts, crafts & antiques and has earned an impressive reputation for its spectacular annual festivals and events. Prepare for a true bush-style experience, living in rustic accommodation within the Forest surrounded by rescued and wild animals day and night. 

Hands-on with animals? Every day. Comforts of home level: low-medium. Program starts: Thursdays each week.


Shelter Two: Located in a small rural community in the east part of the Riverina on a working farm. The Riverina is an agricultural region of south-western New South Wales, Australia, just near the Victorian border. The Riverina is distinguished from other Australian regions by the combination of flat plains, warm to hot climate and an ample supply of water for irrigation. This combination has allowed the Riverina to develop into one of the most productive and agriculturally diverse areas of Australia. Bordered on the south by the state of Victoria and on the east by the Great Dividing Range, the Riverina covers those areas of New South Wales in the Murray and Murrumbidgee drainage zones to their confluence in the west. This is a farm-style homestay, living and working hands on with the project hosts on a daily basis. 

Hands-on with animals? Every day. Comforts of home level: medium. Program starts: any day of the week.

Shelter Three: Located on a beautiful mountain top near the coastal city of Gladstone, Queensland.  Gladstone is itself is a hillside city, overlooking Port Curtis, Queensland’s largest multi-commodity shipping port. Marine activities are the lifeblood of the city sitting at the central part of the Great Barrier Reef. Mount Larcom offers lots of bush walking and spectacular views of the surrounding region. Also well known for its good old Aussie pie! This project has separate fully equipped volunteer quarters set in the natural landscape. Apart from animals in care, there are often wild kangaroos, birds and other animals seen on the property. 

Hands-on with animals? depends on animal needs. Comforts of home level: medium. Program starts: any day of the week (minimum 2 weeks).

Shelter Four: This shelter is located in a beautiful coastal town on the spectacular east coast of Tasmania. Cradled between Douglas-Apsley National Park and Freycinet National Park , the property is a short walk or bike ride to the seaside. There are plenty of local attractions including the Bicheno blowhole. The shelter takes in all types of animals and marine life such as wallabies, pademelons, echidnas, wombats, penguins, sugar gliders and even Tasmanian devils! Volunteer activities include bottle feeding babies, exercising animals, administering medication and providing a nurturing environment as many very young joeys respond to cuddles like all babies. 

Hands-on with animals? Every day. Comforts of home level: medium. Program starts: any day of the week.

Our Volunteers
Volunteers play a key role in wildlife rescue and care. Not only will you be learning new skills and helping animals in need, you will make new friends from around the world and will create an enriching experience for yourself.

While the number of native animals needing help is increasing, volunteer numbers are not keeping up. Your contribution is enormous as the shelters need your help to feed and care for them, provide enrichments, build and maintain enclosures. 


Conditions Onsite
Country Australia can become very hot during the day so you must be prepared to work in the heat. In winter it can be quite cold overnight.

You must also be prepared that all animals do not survive their injuries.

Bring a Telstra sim card so you have access to the internet. 


Please Note:
The second instalment of your project fees is due within 1 week after you paid the deposit on Volunteer World. This is a total of $495 AUD and comes off your balance. The balance is due 90 days prior to travel. For all further information about the fees, please scroll down to the section "Program Fees“.

Typical day

Your daily activities may consist of

  • preparing animal food
  • feeding animals
  • bottle feeding all young animals
  • toileting young animals after feeds
  • exercising young animals
  • assisting in rescue calls
  • assisting in emergency medical treatment
  • cleaning animal enclosures
  • building / repairing animal enclosures
  • browsing for grass and gum leaves in the forest
  • collecting native food
  • keeping the grounds clean and tidy
  • keeping the volunteer accommodation clean and tidy

Free-time activities

Shelter One: You will not have a lot of spare time at this project as it is a very busy shelter with rescues coming in almost daily. Just speak to staff about free time will be dictated by the workload. As it is possible that you may not get to do much sightseeing in the area while on your placement, you may wish to stay on in the area after you leave the project. 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.

Shelter Two: Arrange your free time with the project host. There will be some trips into the local town, Holbrook, Albury or Wagga Wagga where there is a selection of supermarkets, small shops and pharmacies which are all well stocked. As you are staying on a farm, there's plenty of farm animals to talk to! 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.

Shelter Three: Your work shifts are usually split into morning and evening, with time off in the middle of the day. You can relax around your quarters or take a bike ride in the area. Arrange any additional free time with the project host. You might like to bush walk or go to the beach. After your placement you might travel to the tropical north of Queensland to Cape Tribulation, or dive the Great Barrier Reef.

Shelter Four: Your work day will include lots of breaks including lunch. You can cook and relax in your private bungalow or take a trip to the beach or have dinner at a local restaurant. On your days off, sightseeing is a must and there are lots of great lookouts and spots for those perfect holiday photos. In December/January you might be lucky enough to see the penguins come up the beach! If you would like to see more of Tasmania, hire a car and you can spend time checking out all the amazing places in the island state of Tasmania.

Water Sports
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Climbing
Hiking

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 (fluently)
Required Documents
Proof of travel Insurance docs and Proof of vaccinations
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Excellent English comprehension skills and the ability to understand precise instructions for the safety of the animals. You must be fit and have the ability and willingness to work in the heat of Summer or the cold of Winter. An international drivers licence is desirable but not essential.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 07:00 - 20:00

Serviços incluídos

Services by Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers

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 (shelter one not included)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Spending
  • Visas

Airport Pickup at Tullamarine Airport

Shelter One: not included

Shelter Two: pick up from Albury airport

Shelter Three: pick up from Gladstone airport
Shelter Four: pick up from Bicheno bus stop

Accommodation

Shelter One: Shared, Mixed Cabin for 4 people.

Shelter Two: Bedroom, single or double.

Shelter Three: Bungalow style, own bedroom, shared facilities.

Shelter Four: Bungalow style, own or shared bedroom, shared facilities.

Dorm Room Bedroom (Single) Bungalow
Food & Beverages

Shelter One: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided but all volunteers pitch in to help with preparation, cooking and cleaning.

Shelter Two: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided but all volunteers pitch in to help with preparation, cooking and cleaning.

Shelter Three: Breakfast, lunch and dinner supplies are provided but all volunteers prepare and cook their own meals and do their own cleaning.

Shelter Four: Breakfast, lunch and dinner supplies are provided but all volunteers prepare and cook their own meals and do their own cleaning. Some dinners are prepared and shared with the shelter hosts.

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 Tullamarine Airport (MEL) in Melbourne. We assist you to find cheap flights to Austrália.
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 Austrália provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Austrália you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Austrália.

Datas & Custos

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Shelter One: starts Thursdays

To get there, fly to Melbourne or Sydney, Australia. From Melbourne take a train/bus to Beechworth, then bus to Yackandandah. From Sydney take a regional flight to Albury then a bus to Yackandandah. We will organise your private transfer to the project from Yackandandah.


Shelter Two: start every day of the week

To get there, fly to Melbourne or Sydney, Australia. Take a bus, train or plane to Albury. We will organise your pick up from Albury.


Shelter Three: start every day of the week

To get there, fly to Brisbane, Australia. Take a bus, train or plane to Gladstone. We will organise your pick up from Gladstone.


Shelter Four: start every day of the week

To get there, fly to Hobart, Australia. Take a bus to Bicheno. We will organise your pick up from the bus stop.



Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$620
2 weeks
$1.230
3 weeks
$1.727
4 weeks
$2.243
5 weeks
$2.790
6 weeks
$3.333
12 weeks (max. stay)
$6.570
Average fees
$584 /week

Por favor, note que as taxas acima indicadas são estimadas. Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers informará o candidato sobre o preço final durante o processo de candidatura.
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 Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Porquê reservar com Volunteer World

Extra security layer by Volunteer World
Volunteer World é a plataforma de comparação líder mundial para oportunidades de voluntariado internacional. Nós guiamos você através de um processo seguro e fácil de inscrição - incluindo todos os pagamentos necessários. Planejar sua próxima viagem significativa com o Volunteer World lhe dá acesso gratuito ao nosso:
Garantia de Qualidade
Elevados padrões éticos & impacto social transparente
Opção Flex
Altere a sua reserva sem custos adicionais
Garantia de Reembolso
Reembolsamos suas despesas caso Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers cancele sua viagem
Apoio & Mediação
Nós cobrimos suas costas, não importa o que aconteça.
Os nossos serviços são gratuitos!
Todas as despesas do programa são cobradas diretamente por Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers.

What are people saying about Volunteer World?

Wildlife Shelter Carer

We have a variety of wildlife shelters in country Australia. These shelters rely on volunteer support to help care for the 100s of injured and sick animals.

$584/week

You might be also interested in

Environmental Education Tour for Family and Groups Cairns, Austrália Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers
This eco-expedition is suitable for families or groups of 4 -10 participants who want a broad environmental educational tour of Tropical North Queensland
Australian Bushfire Response and Wombat Refuge Carryong, Austrália Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers
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.
Tasmanian Wildlife & Penguin Refuge Bicheno, Austrália Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers
Volunteer with Australian wildlife and marine life in Tasmania. This project provides volunteers with a unique opportunity to care for up to 80 unique animals.
In-Water Reef Monitoring and Conservation Queensland, Austrália Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers
This unique placement opportunity is not offered anywhere else and gives volunteers to truly make a difference to marine conservation.
Open-Water Whale Research Whitsundays, Austrália Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers
Our organisation teamed up with an Australian marine research organisation to offer volunteers a spectacular and unforgettable opportunity.
Shark and Marine Ecology Hermanus, África do Sul Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers
Volunteers work with a non-governmental organisation committed to promoting the conservation and sustainable utilisation of marine resources through research, education.
Brochure

Porque estou a ver isto?

Você solicitou uma página que já não existe neste site. Isso pode ser causado por um link que você seguiu que estava desatualizado, por uma digitação errada no endereço na barra de endereços, ou simplesmente porque o post foi deletado.

Leve-me para a página inicial