Volunteers for Kangaroo Orphanage in Coober Pedy, South Australia

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Australia

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    06/03/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    We have dedicated our lives to saving / helping Australian wildlife. Our home is full of Australian animals - mainly kangaroos and birds with the occasional wombat, echidna, lizard or emus. All the animals have been rescued and either have injuries or are babies whose mothers have been killed.

    We also have a large Aboriginal art gallery (with art, didgeridoos and artefacts) / opal shop / display underground opal mine and museum as well as the Kangaroo Orphanage in the main street of Coober Pedy, the OPAL capital of the world. Free didgeridoo lessons.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You need to have a good sense of humour and be prepared to live with baby kangaroos jumping around the house!

    This is an unique opportunity to live in one of the most interesting towns in the world, learn about opal (Australia's national gemstone), learn about Aboriginal art and heritage plus learn for free to play the didgeridoo.

    Share a home with 2 true Australian characters.

    Lots of laughs and great food.

  • Help

    Help

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    We are planning to re-open our Kangaroo Orphanage in March, 2021.

    We need a couple who can help us get the place up and ready to re-open. Yards need to be tidied and the gallery needs a good clean and freshen up. If yo can use a paint brush that would be a big help as well. No hard labour.

    If you have an eye for detail please contact us.


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    We are always looking for help with a variety of tasks - DIY, cleaning the yard, some light construction work, fencing, gardening, painting, helping out in the gallery, household tasks and/or general housekeeping. Being able to operate power tools, do some concreting or tiling and tasks without supervision will be considered a big asset. There is always something that needs doing around the place.

    Your hours vary according to the weather, averaging approximately 5 hours per day with plenty of time off to explore Coober Pedy.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will share our home, including all meals. Sorry - NO VEGANS or VEGETARIANS. Your sleeping quarters will be an air-conditioned caravan which is basic but private with a queen size bed (and 1 single bed if required).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Plenty of time off to explore Coober Pedy and search for your own opals.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 6 days a week

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