Koala Park Volunteer Programs
Do you dream of working with animals?
Volunteering is the first step into Zookeeping
Do you have a love for animals? Do you love working outside in a hands-on way? Would you like to gain experience and training in the animal industry?
If so, this position may be for you!
Koala Park is looking for volunteers to assist with the daily running of the park. This position will allow you to work with animals with a like-minded team. You will receive training, be able to receive relevant TAFE course sign-offs, and be with working along-side Koala Park staff and other volunteers. This position will include learning how to complete husbandry tasks, and servicing of enclosures, food preparation for the animals, and assisting in public interactive animal shows. It is a physical job, which does include a lot of cleaning. Generally you will be required to complete one day a week of volunteering, from 8am-5pm. You will be expected to be reliable and punctual.
You will be required to read, sign, and adhere to our policies.
Staff for our animal and maintenance sections (Reptiles, Mammals and Birds, Gardening, Cleaning and Maintenance,) are mostly chosen from our hardworking and dedicated volunteer staff before being advertised publicly.
ALL volunteer applicant must be able to commit to one day a week, the same day each week, from 8.00 am – 5.00 pm
NOTE: Applicants must be 18 years of age or over
Participating in the Volunteer Programs does not guarantee employment at the Koala Park or within the zookeeping industry. Once accepted into the program, volunteers are required to pay a deposit of $40.00 to receive an Koala Park work shirt, name badge and covers the cost of both a Police and Working with children check. This money is held until the volunteer leaves the program and the shirt and badge is returned. Please ensure you attach a passport photo to your application, along with a medical certificate from your local GP stating that you’re fit for work.
All volunteers undergo a 4-week trial period during which completion of the Occupational, Health and Safety Manual is mandatory.
Volunteers receive a discount on certain purchases at our Cafe.
Applications are now open for 2021!
Download keeper Volunteer Application Form
Download Garden club Application form