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

If you have a confident, outgoing personality and a passion for wildlife, wild places and conservation and wish to apply, please email Meg Ryan, 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.

Volunteer Tour Guide - recruitment closed!

We are currently seeking volunteer Tour Guides to facilitate and deliver tours that engage and inform visitors about Healesville Sanctuary and our commitment to fighting extinction.

For further information about this role see the role description attached.
Healesville Sanctuary Tour Guide Role Description
(pdf 84.87KB)

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 (Word doc 70KB)

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