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Kangaroo Field Conservation & Park Ranger

Kingscote, Australia show on map

Come now and volunteer at our Kangaroo Island project to assist with conservation, wildlife monitoring and ranger related tasks

Take a break out of your hectic world and be a part of the conservation of wildlife in Kangaroo Island! Located at the gateway to South Australia’s most iconic wilderness area and on 5000 acres filled with an abundance of wildlife on the Australia’s Galapagos, this experience is the perfect opportunity for those who want to encounter different species of wildlife and work in one of the best preserved ecosystems in Australia!

Travel to Australia and participate in the daily operations of the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Sanctuary, Kangaroo Island. The sanctuary monitors animals such as Koalas, Kangaroos, Tammar, Wallabies, Possums and Echidnas among other wildlife. Whether it’s helping out in the preservation of animals and plants in the sanctuary or having easy access to visit the Flinders Chase National Park and the Great Southern Ocean on your days off, this experience will definitely change the way you look at life. Act as a wildlife guide on their newly National Geographic featured nocturnal walk where you will help to locate animals. What’s better than enjoying the breathtaking view of millions of stars that light up the night and sleeping in a comfortable accommodation in a beautiful wilderness setting? Be inspired by the hundreds of animals and birds that you will encounter on a daily basis and don’t miss the chance to be part of an unforgettable volunteer experience!

As a volunteer at this amazing program you will get involved with conservation, wildlife monitoring and park ranger related tasks. From Wildlife watching and recording to keep the park in good shape involving gardening and other tasks. 

You are not expected to bring any special kit however we do expect you to bring a sense of humor, willingness to work hard, open minded and flexible attitude. You will be volunteering alongside well trained staff and other volunteers.

The project offers a variety of free roaming wildlife safe haven! Kangaroo island is one of the last places in Australia where it's animal and bird-life is still abundant as it was hundreds of years ago on the Australian mainland. Through their efforts they hope to sustain the local wildlife populations and keep their area free of feral animals who pose risks to Australia's native wildlife. 


Typical day

As a volunteer at the project you become part of the team and help in the day to day operations at the Hudson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. They are involved with the conservation of the native species of animals and plants that are found in the protected area. You will be surrounded by many species of animals that are all totally. Just keep in mind that that it is unlikely that you will hold or work direclty withany animals but you will be up close and surrounded by hundreds if not thousands of animals. You will have some of the following responsibilities:

  • Act as wildlife spotters on the nocturnal tour.
  • Photograph and record wildlife.
  • Maintaining the upkeep of the paths and fences.
  • Help in identifying and cataloguing native trees.
  • Take part in small group cultural and environmental immersion programs.
  • Planting shrubs and trees
  • Collecting, propagating and dispersing seeds.
  • Assist with tourists and help with guided tours.
  • Beekeeping and many other tasks, etc. You will learn a great deal about Australian Wildlife in general

Details on Arrival

Volunteers are advised to arrive on any Thursday and depart on a Thursday.

Free-time activities

You will find plenty of sightseeing opportunities and interesting places to visit within easy reach of your accommodation at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Sanctuary. Much of the western end of Kangaroo Island is covered in parks and reserves and it is often referred to as the natural end of the Island. You will find large areas of pristine natural bushland, numerous native wildlife, spectacular, rugged coastal cliffs and beautiful seascapes and beaches. That being said, there are many things the volunteers can get involved in during their free time!

Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/Snorkling
Climbing
Hiking

Program Requirements

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 (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
required
Required Documents
CV, Resume, Two Pics, Letter of Motivation and Signed Policy and Liability Forms
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 07:30 - 17:30

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
50+

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On-site services

Services by Fronteering Travel

The fees include:

  • Shared room on a farmhouse near the project (maximum of 4 persons per room).
  • Provisions for meals are provided on a weekly basis and a fully equipped kitchen in your quarters where you will have to prepare your own meals (breakfast and dinner). At the visitor center, lunch will be provided.
  • You will stay for 1 night at a hostel in Adelaide the day before you will travel to Kangaroo island either by Ferry or flight.
  • ongoing service and on location emergency support

Airport Pickup at Kingscote Airport

You will need to find your way from the Airport to Kangaroo Island. The project will provide you a link to purchase your passage to Kangaroo Island. Upon arrival, someone from the project will be there to pick you up and transfer you to your accommodation on the project site.

Accommodation

You will be staying on a Farmhouse and share a room with three other volunteers of your gender. The Farmhouse is just 250 meters from the Visitor Center and is surrounded by hundreds of native animals. The house has two shared bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, lounge, dining room and a large games room all of which you would have access to. For entertainment, there are lots of books, magazines, DVD’s and even an outside BBQ and dining area that are all available for you.

Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

Meals provisions will be provided on a weekly basis and you will have access to a fully equipped kitchen in your quarters where you and the other volunteers will prepare your breakfast and dinner. A sandwich lunch will be provided at the visitor center and this may vary.

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 Kingscote Airport (KGC) in Kingscote. We assist you to find cheap flights to Australia.
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 Australia provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Australia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Australia.
Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
$1,595.00
3 weeks
$2,045.00
4 weeks (max. stay)
$2,495.00
Average fees
$711.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Kingscote/Australia between 2 weeks and 4 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Fronteering Travel will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Australia.
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 must be made up to 30 days before to the volunteer program starts. This payment is also securely handled by PayPal or credit card.
  Oceania Australia and New Zealand Australia  Kingscote, PO Box 614, Kingscote South Australia, 5223

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