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Tasmanian Devil Caretaker

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Volunteer and take care of Tasmanian Devils and other native wildlife. As an Animal care taker you will become involved with many tasks including feeding and Cleaning.

The Tasmanian Devil Population is at risk and declining at a very rapid rate! Struggling with a deadly cancerous and contagious disease spread through their saliva, and by these creatures being super fiesty, the disease is spreading fast and easy among all Tasmanian Devils throughout Australia! In Tasmania efforts are being taken to stop the spread of this deadly disease and to prevent the same from happening as it did to it's extinct cousin, the Tasmanian Tiger!

Venture to beautiful Tasmania and become involve with a day to day operations of a Tasmanian devil care and wildlife center. The aim of the project is to care, breed and release Tasmanian Devils back in to the wild. This gives volunteers the unique opportunity to work with Tasmanian Devils and increase their survivability. The project also cares for other animals like eagles and other birds, kangaroo's and Quolls.

Typical day

As a volunteer at the project you become part of the team and help in the day to day activities of a wildlife care center. They are involved with the breeding and release of Tasmanian Devils to help these animals at risk. You will have some of the following responsibilities:

  • Initial training, orientation and health and safety requirements
  • Animal feeding
  • Cleaning
  • Ground maintenance – trimming, raking, etc
  • Wildlife studies
  • Opportunity to progress doing animal presentations
  • Assistance and training on tour guiding
  • You will learn a great deal about Tasmian Wildlife in general.

Details on Arrival

There are no specific arrival dates. The project is opened all year round!

Free-time activities

The project is located in a Park and volunteers will be placed in accommodation located on the project site therefore, volunteers may get a chance to partake in any activity the Park offers however, this cost will be covered by the volunteers themselves.

Swimming
Sightseeing
Hiking
Riding

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 (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Required Documents
CV, Resume, Letter of Motivation, Two Pics and Signed Policy 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, Friday and Saturday from 07:30 - 17:30

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

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On-site services

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The fees include:


  • Private room in Cabin or trailer near the project.
  • Meals are not included but transportation to the nearest grocery store will be provided.
  • You will be picked up from the airport and transferred to the project.
  • ongoing service and on location emergency support

Airport Pickup at Launceston Airport

You will arrive in beautiful Tasmania where you will be met at the airport by the transport team and will then be transferred to the volunteer project.

Accommodation

You will have a private room in either a cabin or trailer near the project. There will be a kitchen and laundry facilities. We will provide a bike for you to peddle to the project and back on a daily basis while you soak in the beautiful surroundings.

Dorm Room
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. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Launceston Airport (LST) in Launceston. 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)
$995.00
2 weeks
$1,395.00
3 weeks
$1,595.00
4 weeks
$1,795.00
5 weeks
$1,995.00
6 weeks
$2,195.00
8 weeks (max. stay)
$2,595.00
Average fees
$660.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Tasmania/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.
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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%)
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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  Tasmania, 3950 Cradle Mountain Rd

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