Assist with hands-on care for wildlife where you’ll play a meaningful and active role in a Sanctuary that provides a refuge for rehabilitated but un-releasable injured and orphaned animals. You’ll help preserve and increase populations of rare and endangered Australian wildlife and indigenous plant life.
This sanctuary provides a refuge for rehabilitated but un-releasable injured and orphaned animals. It also protects an ancient Aboriginal landscape where you can see Aboriginal sites that show evidence of Australia’s original people, including hand-stenciled caves and sandstone engravings.
You’ll assist the park rangers with general animal care. You’ll help with crucial maintenance of the fox-proof fence to keep the animals safe from introduced predators.
Bush care and regeneration work to preserve healthy habitat for the animals and to save endangered plant species, are just some of the environmental projects that you’ll get involved with. Mending fences and maintaining enclosures takes on a magical aspect when you’re accompanied by free-ranging trusting inquisitive wildlife!
Much of the animal care work involves cleaning, feeding and maintaining the animals’ enclosures and their natural bush habitat, pulling weeds and collecting litter.
After having breakfast at the Center, you’ll travel to the park by train to the Sanctuary. You’ll engage in your daily tasks at the project. You’ have a lunch break and a packed lunch will be provided for you to have at the project.
After completing your day’s work, you will return to the Volunteer Center in Beecroft by train for a well deserved rest.
Your daily tasks will include:
- assisting the park rangers with general animal care
- helping with crucial maintenance of the fox-proof fence to keep the animals safe
- regeneration work to preserve healthy habitat for the animals and to save endangered plant species
- joining activities such as hand pulling of weeds and collecting litter
- cleaning, feeding and maintaining the animals’ enclosures and their natural bush habitat
You’ll be given training (compulsory) over 1-2 days before starting work on the project. This training will be included during the first week and may be ongoing as new tasks arise.
Your Center is located in Beecroft, Greater Sydney, where you will be staying in comfortable dorm-style accommodation for the duration of the project. The center has a well equipped kitchen which you can use to store your food and make your own meals as per your wishes. And there is also cozy living room where you can hang out with the fellow participants, watch movies and spend time.
Wi-Fi / Internet: is available in the public areas.
FOOD: Food is included in this project: three meals a day during the week. Breakfast and dinner have to be self prepared and packed lunch will be provided during your project days. You can change the breakfast and dinner menu according to your wishes and share with the other participants and cook together. During weekends, meals will not be provided. However, cold food will be available at the kitchen if you wish you stay at the center during the weekends.
WHAT YOU’LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT
- An exciting opportunity to travel, see the world and experience a foreign culture first-hand.
- New skills, more confidence and invaluable personal and professional development.
- The enormous satisfaction of helping injured, orphaned and displaced animals who cannot be released and returned to the wild. Helping to give them a safe haven and good quality of life and knowing that you made a difference to them.
- An opportunity to take a break from the traditional academic track or your current career path in order to gain life experience and global cultural awareness
- An entry on your CV or Résumé that will enhance your career opportunities and make you stand out from the crowd.
- Make friends, form relationships and build memories that will last a lifetime.
- Opportunities to enjoy some exciting adventure and cultural activities while on your programme.
- And best of all … an unforgettable experience!
WHAT TO DO NEXT
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