Volunteer at Healesville Sanctuary

Volunteer at Healesville Sanctuary

Volunteering with Zoos Victoria provides exciting opportunities in many areas of the Zoo's operations including:

  • assisting visitors with information
  • providing guided tours
  • horticulture
  • fundraising
  • assisting with school holiday programs
  • working behind the scenes to create animal enrichment items

Things you need to know:

  • Volunteering with Zoos Victoria does not involve animal keeping duties
  • Volunteers do not receive preference for paid positions
  • Volunteers cannot commence their duties until they have satisfactorily completed the required training
  • We supply a uniform
  • Depending on the task or role there may be a minimum level of commitment set (ie. once a fortnight)

 

Current volunteering opportunities

Visitor Host - recruitment open - Applications close on the 28 September, at 5 pm.

Visitor Hosts engage with visitors, welcome them and provide visitor information where required.

For further information about this role, please view the role description:
PDF icon   Healesville Sanctuary Visitor Host Role description (149.65 KB)

Our compulsory core module training will be delivered over two days. You will need to be available to attend our Module 1 training on either the 9 or 10 of October and our Module 2 training on either the 15 or 17 October at Healesville Sanctuary.

If you are unable to attend any of the above dates, we advise you to apply for a role during our next recruitment, scheduled to open in January 2016.

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You will be required to create a username. Please use your last name followed by your first name without any spaces. e.g. SimpsonBart (if this is unavailable, please add a 1 at the end. e.g. SimpsonBart1)

 

Volunteer Tour Guide - recruitment open - Applications close on the 28 September, at 5 pm.

If you have a passion for wildlife and conservation and would like to share this with our visitors this may be the role for you. Progressing on from both the Volunteer Visitor Host and Animal Encounters roles this role does require a high degree of commitment and customer service.

For further information about this role, please view the role description:
PDF icon   Healesville Sanctuary Volunteer Tour Guide (362.97 KB)

Our compulsory core module training will be delivered over two days. You will need to be available to attend our Module 1 training on either the 9 or 10 of October and our Module 2 training on either the 15 or 17 October at Healesville Sanctuary. Additional training required to undertake the Tour Guide role will be scheduled in November.

If you are unable to attend any of the above dates, we advise you to apply for a role during our next recruitment, scheduled to open in January 2016.

APPLY NOW
You will be required to create a username. Please use your last name followed by your first name. e.g. SimpsonBart (if this is unavailable, please add a 1 at the end. e.g. SimpsonBart1)

 

Horticulture Volunteer - Recruitment open - Applications close on the 28th September, at 5 pm.

The Horticulture Volunteer will support the horticulture staff at Healesville Sanctuary by assisting with grounds maintenance.  They will be an advocate for the world class care provided for flora and fauna at Healesville Sanctuary.

For further information about this role, please view the role description:
PDF icon   Healesville Sanctuary Horticulture Volunteer (148.27 KB)

Our compulsory core module training will be delivered over two days. You will need to be available to attend our Module 1 training on either the 9 or 10 of October and our Module 2 training on either the 15 or 17 October at Healesville Sanctuary.

If you are unable to attend any of the above dates, we advise you to apply for a role during our next recruitment, scheduled to open in January 2016.

APPLY NOW
You will be required to create a username. Please use your last name followed by your first name. e.g. SimpsonBart (if this is unavailable, please add a 1 at the end. e.g. SimpsonBart1)

 

Please note: Due to the high number of enquiries we receive, we regret that we are unable to take Expressions of Interest outside the recruitment period or keep applications on file. We are only accepting applications for the available positions listed above.

 

Further information on volunteering

Further information about volunteering with Zoos Victoria can be obtained by contacting, Marg Joiner, Volunteer Program Manager or call (03) 9340 2737