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Volunteer

By becoming a member you are an official supporter of the Koala Hospital. - Local members may also choose to be a Volunteer if they live within a one hour drive of the Koala Hospital.

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Local Volunteer

Local Volunteering4 involves direct participation at the Koala Hospital including some of the functions and activities concerning the care and welfare of Koalas; Volunteering is open only to members 17 to 85. Members 14 to 16 wishing to volunteer must be placed by their educational faculty (school, TAFE, etc.) through our Work Experience program. Members under 14 or over 85 are not eligible to volunteer.

 Volunteers must attend various training sessions depending on the skill level they wish to attain and will be subject to an initial three month probationary period.

2Overseas Volunteer

The Overseas Volunteer Program offers international guests the opportunity to volunteer for 4 weeks.

Shifts are from 8am to 11am daily.

Duties include working with our local volunteers in animal husbandry work, cleaning koala enclosures, changing leaf, supplementary feeding and observing medical treatments of koalas. There is also the possibility of accompanying a trained koala rescuer.

Other activities you can help with are in the areas of tree planting and maintenance.

This is a very popular program and places are limited please check our calendar for available dates. 

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Overseas Volunteer Program

To inquire contact: info@koalahospital.org.au

Work Experience/Work Placement

7Port Macquarie Koala Hospital currently takes on students who are completing University and TAFE studies 1-2 days per week for a period of 12 months or in blocks of 5 days depending on your requirements.

We also accept Wildlife Carers, school students looking for a career with wildlife, undergraduate and postgraduate veterinarians interested in wildlife, wildlife researchers and zookeepers for work experience blocks.

Duties include working with our local volunteer in animal husbandry work, cleaning koala enclosures, changing leaf, supplementary feeding and observing medical treatments of koalas. There is also the possibility of accompanying a trained koala rescuer.

Shifts are from 8am-11am and 2.30-4.30pm

This is a very popular program and places are limited please check our calendar for available dates. 

To inquire contact: info@koalahospital.org.au

We are grateful for the many local and overseas volunteers that come to the Koala Hospital to work in the many aspects of hospital life.

While there are volunteers waiting to work directly with the koalas we have other areas of our work that also need volunteers.   All of our volunteers enable the Koala Hospital to carry out its important work with the koalas at risk.  Join with a fantastic group of people by becoming a Volunteer.

KOALA CARE 
Volunteers cannot nurse the koalas but are still able to work closely with them in the yards, ICU or during treatment.

ADMINISTRATION
Computer Data Input, Secretarial, Grant Submissions, website information

EDUCATION
Walk & Talk Guides for 3pm Feeding & Tours

HABITAT
Tree Planting, Seed Raising, Leaf Gathering, Habitat Loss submissions to Council.

MAINTENANCE
Repairs and Maintenance to Koala Hospital buildings, yards and fences.

SOUVENIR KIOSK
Over the counter sales, reception and visitor information.

TELEPHONE AFTER HOURS
Having the 24 hour advertised rescue telephone number diverted to your home after hours to receive rescue calls you then contact the rostered rescuers to attend.

FRIENDS OF THE KOALA HOSPITAL
Those members who wish to participate in the Koala Hospital’s fund raising activities in the wider community and ‘Open Day’ at the Koala Hospital.

Membership is designed for people with a concern for the preservation and care of wild koalas and the preservation and expansion of habitat of wild koalas and wishes to support the work of the Koala Preservation Society. 

Volunteer involves direct participation at the Koala Hospital including some of the functions and activities concerning the care and welfare of Koalas; this category of membership is open only to adults 17 to 85 

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