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Sea Turtle Rehabilitator

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Join us and volunteer to Rescue, research and Rehabilitate different species of Sea Turtles at Australia's Amazing Great Barrier reef!

Venture into Australia and help a Rehabilitation Centre treat injured and sick marine turtles that are brought in from the Great Barrier Reef and the Cape York Peninsula! Due to mostly human induced factors, the lives of these marine turtles are being seriously threatened including the Green Sea Turtles, Flatback, Hawksbill, Olive Ridley and Loggerhead Sea Turtles.

To conserve these beautiful sea turtles and their habitat, this rehabilitation facility that was established since 2000, works closely with several conservation groups including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and EPA National Park Rangers. Many of these turtles are victims of a disease called “Floaters Syndrome”, have been injured by boats and discarded fishing gear or have digested marine debris thinking it was food. The Rehabilitation Centre relies on volunteers and donations to keep the project going. The facilities include a pre-release holding facility on an island. Join the team concerned about saving the lives of these sea turtles by nursing them back to health and when they are well, releasing them back into one of the wonders of the world!

Typical day

As a volunteer at the project you become part of team that nurse the sick and injured sea turtles on the island. The project receives no help from the Government and relies on volunteers and donations. Some of the tasks will not be glamorous but you will have a lot of fun. Please remember that the care of these Sea Turtles is your number one priority while at the project. You will travel to the island by boat and help out with several tasks which includes but not limited to:

  • Cleaning and feeding the sea turtles at the facility
  • Preparing the food for the turtles
  • Keeping the tanks clean
  • Cleaning the filter bags
  • Taking part in turtle releases
  • Assist in researches and treatment of the injured turtles.
  • You will learn a great deal about Sea Turtles in general.

Details on Arrival

There are no specific days for this project however, we recommend that you start on a Monday and depart on Monday!

Free-time activities

Volunteers will have lots of activites to participate in on their leisure time however, this will be covered by the volunteers own expense.

Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/Snorkling

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, Letter of Motivation, Two pics and Signed Policies and Liability form
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 and Friday from 09:00 - 16:30

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Fronteering Travel (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by Fronteering Travel

The fees include:


  • Dorm style accommodation at a hostel (6 in a dorm). You will have access to the self-catering kitchen, have free Wi-Fi, AC, Ensuite bathroom facilities, balcony or garden terrace, free Sunday night BBQ, free luggage storage, onsite laundry, free activities and comfy pillows and sheets included.
  • You will be picked up from Cairns Airport.
  • Ongoing service and on location emergency support

Airport Pickup at Cairns Airport

You will arrive in beautiful Cairns where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation.

Accommodation

You will stay in a dorm style room that sleeps 6 persons. You will have big comfortable pillows and sheets, AC, ensuite bathroom facilities, access to a self-catering kitchen, free Wi-Fi, free luggage storage and Sunday night BBQ and many more activities. The hostel is in walking distances to grocery stores, the ocean boardwalk, shops, and the ferry that will take you to your project.

Dorm Room
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Cairns Airport (CNS) in Cairns. 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)
1 week (min. stay)
$1,195.00
2 weeks
$1,695.00
3 weeks
$1,895.00
4 weeks
$2,295.00
6 weeks
$2,995.00
8 weeks (max. stay)
$3,695.00
Average fees
$828.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Cairns/Australia between 1 week and 8 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.
Crowdfunding Service
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.

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