Care for Animals in a Rehabilitation Centre

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Program Description

The type of work is very varied, depending on the time of year, but includes endangered flora and fauna surveys and monitoring, weed control, tree planting, erosion and salinity control, seed collection, construction and maintenance of walking tracks, habitat restoration and heritage protection. You'll receive training on-site. You'll gain a lot of practical experience and you'll learn a tremendous amount.

You'll work at the Centre site, as well as on various different projects and locations throughout the city, like a national park, the river, the coast, the Wetlands, beaches, schools and Perth Zoo. Assist at a Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre that helps all types of animals throughout the whole of Perth.

Responsibilities include:
* Ground maintenance: This includes tasks such as: checking the upkeep of the animal enclosures; checking the hoses and fixing them if required; checking the various pieces of equipment and reporting which need replacing or repairing, in order to ensure things are kept to the best standard possible
* Surveys and monitoring
* You may be able to assist with animal captures, but this will depend on a number of factors, such as whether the animal is dangerous, what type of terrain it is stranded in, and whether there are captures while you're there.
* Gardening and Laundry
* Cleaning the hospital boxes and tanks.
* Checking the animal diet board to ensure that the sick or injured animals are receiving the meals that have been specified for them.
* Help in the office with some administration
* Assisting with compiling medical records for all new animals that are brought to the Centre.
* Filling the duck and swan pond.
* Preparing food and water for the animals.
* Caring for the animals and birds, including cleaning enclosures and cages.


You'll get to work via bus, which stops outside your accommodation.

FOOD: Not included in this project. We recommend a weekly budget of AUD$70

The city centre boasts great shopping, restaurants and pubs, or you can head over to Northbridge for more pubs, nightclubs and multicultural cuisine.

You are literally a stroll from the Swan River and free CBD transport. Trains and buses are also only a few minutes away to take you to Fremantle, King’s Park or to the many other things to do in the region!

Entertainment at the Lodge currently includes a pool table, cheap internet access, arcade machines and cable TV (Foxtel), to name a few, but with all the sunshine Perth has, you’ll be out and about enjoying the many outdoor activities!

You'll most likely have your own room, but will share a bathroom with others on your floor. There is an excellent kitchen and storage area for cooking meals and plenty of space to relax.

ACCOMMODATION: Your accommodation is a lovely Hostel located in the CBD (Central Business District) of Perth - very central, close to the main train station and shopping district. The Hostel is friendly and relaxing, making it ideal for long term stays.


Minimum age 18, no qualifications necessary (just a good dose of enthusiasm).

Volunteer Types

What`s Included

►Breakfast only
►Meeting you at Perth Airport
►Transfer to your accommodation
►Full pre-departure support
►Local in-country team support and backup
►24-hr emergency support.

What's not included Flights, Insurance, Food, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required), Return transfer to airport.

Program Locations

Perth, Australia

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Program Details

Budget Volunteering (BVOL)
  • Australia: Perth
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-3 months, 2-4 weeks, 3-6 months
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide
£1,195 for 3 weeks, then £220 for each additional week. Includes accommodation and food
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