We have a local volunteer system here which is for local residents only. We have 200 local volunteers, many choosing to volunteer directly with the koalas. Because of this we have a waiting list from which volunteers are placed, some choose to work in other sections of the Koala Hospital while they are waiting for their preferred position.
Every volunteer working with koalas needs to have a tetanus injection.
Volunteering is open only to members aged 17 to 85. Members 14 to 16 years of age 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.
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.
Volunteers cannot nurse the koalas but are still able to work closely with them in the yards, ICU or during treatment.
Computer Data Input, Secretarial, Grant Submissions, website information
Walk & Talk Guides for 3pm Feeding & Tours
Tree Planting, Seed Raising, Leaf Gathering, Habitat Loss submissions to Council.
Repairs and Maintenance to Koala Hospital buildings, yards and fences.
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 aged 17 to 85