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Volunteer Programs

Wildlife Volunteer Program

Wildlife volunteers at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary play an important role in assisting keepers to efficiently complete daily tasks. 

How to apply

Applicants should have a genuine passion for Australian native fauna and be someone who understands that being a wildlife volunteer can sometimes be challenging and hard work, but can also be a lot of fun and extremely rewarding.

To become a Wildlife Volunteer, you must:

  • be 18 years or over
  • be enrolled in tertiary studies within the wildlife field or someone who is considering a career in animal keeping
  • have a high level of physical fitness, be on your feet for long periods of time and be able to perform tasks that involve a lot of bending, lifting and twisting
  • be able to work well independently and with others
  • be responsible and reliable
  • be friendly and outgoing
  • be happy to work outdoors in any kind of weather including heat, high humidity and rain
  • be comfortable being exposed to dust, various types of vegetation, insects and animals
  • have a very good level of English comprehension (written and verbal)
  • have very good listening skills and be able to follow verbal and written instructions
  • have regular access to email

Student Placement Program

The Student Placement Program at Lone Pine gives an insight into the daily life of a wildlife keeper.

How to apply

Applicants should have a genuine passion for Australian native fauna and be someone who understands that as a student, the tasks can sometimes be challenging and hard work, but can also be a lot of fun and extremely rewarding. 

To be eligible for the Student Placement Program, you must:

  • be 18 years or over
  • be enrolled in tertiary studies within the wildlife field (proof of enrolment required)
  • have a high level of physical fitness, be on your feet for long periods of time and be able to perform tasks that involve a lot of bending, lifting and twisting
  • be able to work well independently and with others
  • be responsible and reliable
  • be friendly and outgoing
  • be happy to work outdoors in any kind of weather including heat, high humidity and rain
  • be comfortable being exposed to dust, various types of vegetation, insects and animals
  • have a very good level of English comprehension (written and oral)
  • have very good listening skills and be able to follow verbal and written instructions
  • have regular access to email