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

Our next recruitment drive scheduled for early June has been cancelled, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Our next recruitment will open on September 1 2015, please check back again during this time to see what volunteer roles are on offer!

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.

Visitor Host  - Recruitment closed

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

For further information about this role see the role description attached.
Healesville Sanctuary Visitor Host Role description 106.28 KB) 

If you have a confident, outgoing personality and a passion for wildlife, wild places and conservation and wish to apply, please contact Barb Wal, Volunteer Coordinator, Healesville Sanctuary via email: hsvolunteers@zoo.org.au 
Please tell us what inspires you about the role and why you are the right person to join our dedicated team of extinction fighters.


Volunteer Tour Guide - Recruitment closed

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 see the role description attached below. 

Healesville Sanctuary Volunteer Tour Guide (pdf 84.87 KB)


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