Join the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary team as a Volunteer
Are you passionate about Australian wildlife and love the outdoors? Are you reliable, enthusiastic and ready for a challange? Then we encourage you to apply to become a part of Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary's volunteer program!
Volunteers are an important part of the daily operation of Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. We welcome volunteer and work experience applications in wildlife and administration. Volunteer and work experience applicants must be 18 years or over.
Are you working towards a degree in marketing, tourism or business? Perhaps you would like to contribute to a meaningful cause. Lone Pine offers volunteer positions within the management office and retail sections of the Sanctuary. Places are limited.
Work directly with wildlife officers completing their daily duties, gaining experience and friends along the way. If your study requires practical experience, perhaps Lone Pine is the place for you. We do not have an internship programme but we do accept practicum students so long as you are 18 years or over and the requirements of your course fit into our volunteer program. Please note: Places within our program are strictly limited so if you are hoping to spend some time with us, you are advised to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Daily volunteer tasks may include:
Lone Pine has a lot more than just koalas and there are a number of keepers responsible for animal care.
Our animals are divided into a number of sections but unfortunately raptor, reptile and hospital areas are not currently equipped to accept help from volunteers. Volunteers assist in the following sections:
Remember: You may find some duties dull or boring but all of the jobs you are asked to do are carried out by our keepers on a daily basis. Not all keeping jobs are glamorous!