Wildlife Conservation in Australia

with Go Eco

newspaper Internship
location Australia
start date Every Sunday 2 weeks to 12 weeks
salary Volunteer Project
accommodation includedAccommodation included
food and mealsThree meals are provided each day
training providedTraining provided

GoEco vets each and every partner and only promotes programs with sustainable, long-term goals. All volunteers have an impact.

Our goal is for you to leave your host country with an even greater passion for volunteering and a desire to share your experience with others when you return home.

Wildlife Conservation in Australia

gap year project highlights Highlights

Care for more than 60 species of unique animals
Work in 70 hectares of bushland and natural enclosure areas
Maintain fire breaks to prevent bushfires
Gain experience with farm animals, as well, including alpacas

typical day What's it like

A typical day on this gap year project

Volunteers prepare food, feed the animals, maintain natural enclosures, maintain fire breaks and assist the park rangers with any other necessary tasks.

Arrival Day, Sunday: Arrive at Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport (SYD). You will be picked up from the airport and settle into your new home in Calga.

Days 1-5, Monday-Friday: Meet the ranger team and the animals. Learn how the sanctuary operates and how to find your way around. A ranger will work with you. This is a wildlife sanctuary, so expect conditions and priorities to change from day to day. Typical tasks include animal care, general maintenance, bush regeneration, and whatever else needs to be done.

Day 6, Saturday: If you are staying only one week, you depart this evening. If extending, this is a free day to rest and explore (see "Travel Highlights" for suggestions). The sanctuary can arrange a shuttle for volunteers to take to a nearby train station if you want to spend a night in Sydney or elsewhere.

Day 7, Sunday: Free day. The sanctuary can arrange for the shuttle to pick up volunteers from the nearby train station this evening.

Remaining Weeks: The remaining weeks follow the schedule of volunteering Monday-Friday with weekends free.

ideal candidate Project Requirements

Who would be a suitable participant?

18 - 81. Volunteers aged 16 & 17 can join with parental consent during specific times of the year.
Intermediate level English, able to understand work instructions
Interested in nature conservation and indigenous culture
Not afraid of animals and insects
Moderate level of physical fitness
Willing to do labouring work outside in all weather conditions
Own work clothing, boots and rain gear - see Dress Code
If over age 65: medical clearance to take part in this program
If wanting to work with flying foxes: current medical certificate showing rabies immunity (not required for working with other animals)
Project site workplace protocols must be followed by staff and volunteers to ensure the workplace is safe for animals and people
No smoking at the project site
Comprehensive travel insurance including medical insurance
Police clearance

our offer Project Benefits

What we can offer you

Accommodation, meals, airport pick-up, 24/7 support from GoEco and the local team.


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