Help us in our Wildlife Sanctuary in Calga, Australia



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  • Beschreibung


    Our ranger team looks after more than 60 species of Australian wildlife. Many of them are in enclosures because they need special care or are part of endangerd species wild recovery programs, while lots are free-ranging through the sanctuary alongside the people - visitors and residents.

    Our sanctuary is home to around 200 animals in care, as well as the wildlife that lives wild in our 80 acres of Australian bushland. We also protect Aboriginal sites, and work with the local Aboriginal community to preserve and teach about Aboriginal culture.

    The sanctuary always runs on a very tight budget because we are funded by visitors buying entry tickets and spending in our gift shop, and we're always trying to do more. So having extra help on board makes it possible for us to keep doing what we do. Everything we (and you) do is for the animals, even when the work is not hands-on animal work.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten

  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Emerse yourself in the Australian bush. Volunteer alongside Aussies and other international travellers. Experience what goes on behind the scenes in a a real working wildlife sanctuary. Live with Australia's weird and wonderful animals. Hang out with the friendliest kangaroos and emus in Australia. Go spotlighting at night as the bush comes alive after sunset. Yes you can touch (most of) the animals. No you're not allowed to feed them. Yes this is the real bush. Yes we do have snakes and spiders. Yes we will explain to you how we share the bush safely with the wildlife. No this does NOT count towards your 2nd year visa. If you have other questions that need answering, please message us.

  • Arbeit


    Volunteers with us live and help in out wildlife in Calga in the NSW Central Coast Hinterland.

    We need general help - mostly cleaning and maintenance - although we have so many things that need doing, so if you have special skills in any area, this may be useful. Just ask us!

    Although the work we need help with is not usually directly animal related, everything we do is for the animals, and the animals are always around.

    Volunteers help with whatever needs doing at the time. It may be cleaning kitchens or accommodation, shovelling and pushing wheelbarrows full of mulch, helping with building and enclosure maintenance, weeding, doing repairs on our 2km long fox-proof fence, touching up or making signs, meeting and greeting visitors, doing the laundry, stacking wood, or tidying the camp site.

    We need people who will work hard in all weather conditions, who're not afraid to get dirty, and who want to be part of a small but amazing team. Hands-on animal work is minimal as most of this work is done by our ranger team, but you may be called on to help from time to time.

    If you have special skills like handyman experience or sign-writing or path building or plant propagation, let us know. There are so many jobs, both general and specialised, that we need to get done.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Englisch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    The accommodation is very basic, but comfortable. Workawayers may share a bunk-room with other volunteers. Beds are triple bunks, so there isn't much headroom when you sit up in bed.

    Workaway volunteers do their own housework and laundry, and we do have strict rules about everyone doing their share of the work.

    We will stock your pantry with groceries. Breakfast is cereal and toast. Lunch is make-your-own wraps or sandwiches. You will need to do your own cooking, even on worknights. Food is simple but there's lots of it. We don't cater for complicated special diets, although having your own pantry means you do have choices on what to put together for your meals and there is always good canned vegetarian soup and instant noodles in the cupboard.

    The 2 diets that might be too hard to fully accommodate are vegan and gluten free. We do our best, but can't always provide the variety you might need (although you are welcome to supply your own food if you prefer).

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...


    For so many reasons, this is an alcohol-free zone and we have absolute zero tolerance for drugs!

    We are also an almost smoke-free and vaping-free zone, but can make exceptions in some situations - ask us.


    The train and bus station at Gosford are a 20 minute car drive from us, and their is no public transport.

    We try to fit in trips for you to the station, but work pressure does not always allow this.

    We usually head out to the shops 2 or 3 times a week if you want a lift down to Gosford.

    It's an hour-and-a-half by train from Gosford to Sydney or Newcastle. Or you can get a bus from Gosford to the beach at Terrigal or the big shopping mall at Erina. Or you may want to just relax at the sanctuary on your days off and enjoy the peace and quiet.

    Ubers and taxis are pretty expensive because we are "in the bush"!


    You will need to wear the right kind of clothes!

    You will need hiking boots or other sturdy footwear that supports your ankles. You will need long cargo workpants or comfortable (not tight) jeans.

    Leggings and shorts are NOT acceptable work wear.

    You will need to buy two Volunteer t-shirts at $15 each so that you are identifiable as being on the team (as otherwise visitors and staff get confused about who is who).

    You will need a warm jacket - we wear navy coloured fleecy jackets as they are light and comfortable and practical. You will need to look professional when at work.

    Hats are really important, as is sunscreen, in the Australian sun. And we strongly recommend insect repellent so that you don't get eaten by mosquitoes, ticks or leaches.

    We usually have second hand pants, and even boots, donated by previous volunteers, so we may be able to loan you what you don't have.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Platz für Wohnmobile.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    5 hours per day, 5 days a week.

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Korrekte Angaben im Profil: (4.5)

Kultureller Austausch: (4.5)

Kommunikation: (4.5)

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 735968185889