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Wallaby, Kangaroo and Possum Care

Brookfield, Brisbane, Australia

Wallaby, Kangaroo and Possum Care
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Homestay Wildlife Care

Project Information

Volunteer Type Volunteer

Cost of Project From $660 AUD

Duration Minimum 1 week


Start Dates June to November 2017


Work Roster 5 days a week


Age Requirement 18 years of age


Description

This project, operated by local carers, operates a licensed rescue, rehabilitation and release program for Australian wildlife, mainly kangaroos, wallabies, possums and sugar gliders.
 
Predominantly, animals are given to the project by the largest animal welfare organisation in Australian, the RSPCA (Royal Society of the Protection of Animals) where they are rehabilitated and released into South D’Aguilar National Park via a number of broad bush corridorslocated at the rear of the property. The National Park encompasses Lake Manchester and Gold Creek Reservoir.   
 
The project cares for around 40 animals at a time and animals arereleased when they are healthy and able to survive in the wild.
 
The project is also heavily involved in reforestation programs on their own and surrounding properties.

  • Your Contribution

The project relies on project fees and donations from the public (both monetary and materials) to afford enclosures, medical costs and food for sick, injured and orphaned animals brought in for care. Without this assistance, less animals could be cared for.

  • A Typical Day

Volunteers will be directly involved in caring for around 40 animals. Daily activities consist of:
* providing care to the residents of the project
* feeding the various animalsthroughout the day
* animalrehabilitationand enrichment
* assisting in rescue calls
* assisting with the release of animals
* cleaning enclosures
* tree planting
* building and/or repairing nesting boxes and feeders
* general maintenance
* keeping the grounds clean and tidy
* keeping the volunteer accommodation clean and tidy
* preparation of volunteer meals
* visits to the wildlife hospital to be involved in the assessment and treatment process

Being so close to the city, enjoy regular trips to Indooroopilly Shopping Centre or the city. There is two local food marketswhere you will find tasty locally made muffins, cakes, sauces and other goodies along with crafts and fresh fruit and vegies.

  • Skills Required

A love for animals.

  • Challenges

Some of the animals have severe injuries and this can be very difficult to deal with and adjust to. You must also be prepared that some animals do not survive their injuries.

  • Accommodation

Shared, self-containedcabin with power. Communal kitchen facilities and a bathroom.

  • Meals

This project is a pescatarian project which means there is to be no meat brought on site, however fish is allowed. Breakfast and lunch supplies are provided for volunteers to make their own meals. Dinner is cooked and provided 3-4 nights per week.For the other nights, volunteers must source their own food items and make their own dinner. There is access to a BBQ, electric cook top, microwave, grill oven and a fridge and freezer to store their own items. Volunteers can also eat out if they choose. For volunteers wanting to eat meat, they can opt for the eating out option whenever they choose. Drinking water is supplied.

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