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Help create a bushland sanctuary on beautiful Kangaroo Island, South Australia

  • Austrália
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  • Última atividade: 27/01/2023

Disponibilidade

  2023 

 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 3 semanas

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  • Descrição

    Descrição

    Update - January 2023

    Unfortunately we have no vacancies for the beginning of the 2023 calendar years.

    If you are thinking of visiting from June 2023 - please read on...

    If you have the flexibility in your plans and schedule to manage the COVID-19 challenges that we are all facing, please feel free to read on as we would love to consider hosting you - but most importantly - stay safe !

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    In 2010 we commenced a project to re-vegetate this former 300 acre farmland property and transform it into a sanctuary for native wildlife to seek refuge and prosper.

    Many trees have been planted and self seeded (many have commenced flowering!), but there is still a long way to go with further plantings and care for those in the ground in order for them to grow and thrive and see the dream realised. Your help can make a huge difference and positive impact.

    There are many native animals and birds that live on the property. Although it is fenced, the animals are free to come and go as they please, and are truly wild. It is not a caged or zoo set up.

    There is no caring for or direct interaction with the animals, ie no 'feeding or cuddling' the koalas - but you will have the chance to see and observe a variety of different animals every day in their natural habitat on the property and elsewhere on the island.

    The animal care required is to walk, help train and entertain 4 year old Brandy (35kg). she is a very intelligent, happy, energetic dog who loves people and is always ready to go for long walks, or otherwise steal your shoes, socks, etc..... :-)

    We are also hobby beekeepers - still finding our way !

    With the help of our Workaway volunteers we have built a safe and secure chicken coup for our chickens ‘chooks’.

    As part of our project following the devastating fires of December 2019/January 2020 we have built a soft release enclosure for orphaned, displaced or injured animals.

    Little Stantons Sanctuary was spared from direct impact of the fires although they did get relatively close (6km away) and the property was littered with burnt leaves that were carried by the winds on the worst day, Friday 3rd January 2020.

    Our continuing and future focus for the Sanctuary is on ensuring that our current wildlife and the revegetation areas continue to survive with lower than average rainfall, and that weeds on the property continue to be managed and removed wherever possible.

    Additional watering points for wildlife and water have been established on the property to enable us to water trees and shrubs that need supplementary watering until they are established so they have the best chance of survival. Water was also purchased so that the wildlife will not be forced to travel to look for water and therefore be put at further risk. This has largely been funded by a Go Fund Me project with donations from family, friends, past and future workawayers and their family, friends and contacts.

    Thank you all for your support.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Jardinagem
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Workawayers will benefit by learning about the unique flora and fauna of Kangaroo Island and the best places to see them ! Kangaroo Island is often referred to as Australia's 'Galapagos' and is a must see for any Workawayer visiting Australia.

    Workawayers can also learn about general land care and ways to protect our environment, and if you are lucky - we might even share some of our favourite recipes, if you share yours !

  • Ajuda

    Ajuda

    Everyday tasks revolve around assisting with the general maintenance, upkeep, weeding and cleaning of the sanctuary areas, orchard, veggie garden and farmhouse (inside and out) as well as twice daily walks with the dog.

    Tasks also include firewood clearing and collection, maintenance of the veggie garden; general gardening, lawn mowing and care, as well as helping to tidy up around the property, house-cleaning, other odd jobs etc.

    Fruit picking in the 25+ tree orchard and fruit preserving occurs annually from February - May.

    Depending on the season you may be assisting the bushland restoration/sanctuary project directly with seed collection; equipment preparation; seed planting; seedling transplants and propagation; seedling care; planting out of seedlings; installing or removal of tree protection equipment; care and maintenance of the planting sites including weeding; fence erection/removal; repairs and maintenance of fencing; surveys of tree survival rates etc as well as daily surveys of the ever increasing number of native animals and birds sighted around the property.

    As mentioned above we are now hobby beekeepers, so care and maintenance of the bees, hives, as well as honey and beeswax processing tasks may be undertaken.

    Tasks will be structured for you to take free time in larger blocks (eg full days) to enable you to make the most of your time on the Island.

    Unskilled volunteers are welcome.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas
    Inglês: Fluente

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  • Acomodação

    Acomodação

    You will stay in the family house in your own room with separate bathroom.

    1 room and couch available for 2-3 workawayers in total.

    There is no smoking or vaping inside or within 20m of the house, or whilst undertaking tasks.

    Brandy is a very large house dog, living and sleeping inside. If you are uncomfortable with or don’t have experience walking large dogs then this placement is probably not for you.

    You will have Internet access via WiFi to access your emails and internet searches, forward bookings etc, however large downloads are not possible.

    Note: you will not have mobile coverage at the sanctuary if your phone is with a provider other than Telstra or Optus and your phone works on their respective 3G and 4G bands (not all do).

    Vegetarians and vegans welcome.

    We do eat meat (but not every day) and are also happy to work around most dietary allergies and intolerances, but we do need notification in advance. The nearest supermarket is a 80km return journey, and shopping is done in bulk and in advance, so please let us know of ANY dietary intolerances. Every effort will be made to accommodate your food preferences, but only if advised at the time of confirmation of your stay.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    Kangaroo Island is nature's paradise, and visitors travel from all over the world to visit.

    We are honoured to already have had a number of workawayers come back for second and third stays !

    It is a must see for any visitor to Australia. Explore the island's natural wonders and beauty with your time off, as well as many other attractions including food and wine producers, farm gates, farmers markets and cellar doors.

    Kangaroo Island (KI) is located 15km off the coast of South Australia, and approximately 115km south of Adelaide, the state's capital.

    Travel to the island is either via ferry (SeaLink, which takes vehicles and passengers without vehicles, or KI Connect, passengers only), there are bus services from Adelaide to the terminal for those without cars); or air - 30 seat plane, with limited luggage space (REX Airlines). Qantas have flights direct from both Adelaide and Melbourne (seasonal) to KI.

    The property is located approx 50km out of the main centre (Kingscote) and airport on an unsealed road. It is a similar distance to the ferry terminal located at Penneshaw. It is a rural property surrounded by working farms with livestock. As well as the 'cute' animals there are spiders and snakes here.

    NOTE: the Flag on the Workaway map shows the approximate location of the property. There are no cafes, pubs, shops, nightclubs within 50km and driving at night is not recommended ( or allowed by most rental car companies) because of the wildlife. The island has over 1,600 km of roads but over 80% are unsealed (dirt).

    There is no public transport to speak of. As such, this opportunity is best suited to volunteers with their own transport, but all enquiries are welcome.

    We are sorry but are no longer able to host workawayers without their own transport or willingness to hire a car for a few days or join organised tours for sightseeing - due to our existing commitments.

    We are however still able to pick you up/drop you off at the ferry terminal or airport if you don't have your own transport (and plan to later join a tour or hire a car for sightseeing).

    Singles, 2 x friends, couples and families are all welcome to enquire.

    Important Note: If you have taken the time and effort to read this far, please include the word ‘Brandy’ in the title of your initial email so I know you have gone to the trouble to read all of the profile, otherwise due to the large number of enquiries we get your application will NOT be considered.
    Thanks :-) !

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    Mais alguns detalhes

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      Acesso à internet limitado

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    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Internet access is generally good in this remote location, however data is not unlimited, so access might be limited if daily quota is exceeded.

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Property is remote and large so no real issues re size or place to park other than some low hanging trees - please do advance research in cost of getting the caravan/camper to Kangaroo Island.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

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    Horas previstas

    Maximum 25 hours, over a week - free time offered in larger blocks to allow you more time to see the wonders of Kangaroo Island

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 284971975838

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