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

(Australian Wildlife Health Service) Administration Volunteer-Recruitment closed!

If you are passionate about conservation, wildlife and wild places, have an excellent phone manner and great computer skills including the use of MS Office including Excel, this may be the role for you. Healesville Sanctuary is currently seeking limited numbers of volunteers with exceptional customer service skills to assist in the Wildlife Hospital (Australian Wildlife Health Service) assiting staff by answering calls from the public and data entry as well as other office-related work such as filing.

For further information about this role see the description attached  in the Role Description (41.38 KB)

Visitor Host - Recuitment 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 email Barb Wal, Volunteer Coordinator, Healesville Sanctuary at 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.

Animal Encounters Volunteer - Recruitment Closed!

Animal Encounters volunteers engage visitors and enrich their visit by facilitating animal experiences and giving information.

For further information about this role see the role description attached.
Healesville Sanctuary Animal Encounter Volunteer Role Description (pdf 317.61KB)

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