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You, A ‘Roo & Australia Zoo Volunteer Program

Channel your passion for wildlife during this Australia Zoo volunteer program. This program is designed for animal lovers interested in zoology, ecology, conservation, or veterinary science. Enjoy the ultimate backstage pass to Australia Zoo! Australia Zoo is one of the world’s most respected animal conservation centres. First, you’ll have an orientation with knowledgeable zoo keepers. Then, help prepare food and enrichment for wildlife and watch keepers present guest talks. You’ll also assist with interactive animal enclosures. Volunteer alongside keepers to perform a variety of tasks. These can include gardening, mulching, pond scrubbing, raking, and poop scooping. It’s all part of the experience! Meet some of the majestic creatures that call Australia home. Return home knowing what it’s really like to care for wildlife at a zoo.
Then, use your skills to support an incredible woman who is caring for many of the animals affected by our recent bushfires. You will contribute to specially designed projects at her wildlife rehabilitation centre. This program is an unparalleled opportunity to experience wildlife conservation in Australia.

Highlights

Enjoy the ultimate backstage pass at Australia Zoo.

Experience a day in the life of a zookeeper.

Learn the basics of caring for native wildlife while working amongst the animals.

Discover the incredible work of the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

Utilise your new skills and knowledge helping with projects at a wildlife rehabilitation centre.

Day 1 - Arrival into Brisbane

Today you will meet your program leaders at Brisbane Airport. Then travel to your accommodation in the Glass House Mountains and settle in. You’ll have an orientation discussion about the week ahead and expectations for your adventure. You’ll also be introduced to the projects you’ll undertake with native wildlife.

Overnight: Glass House Mountains

Days 2 & 3 - Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo

Today you will be heading to the world-famous Australia Zoo! Once there, you’ll take a private guided tour with one of the Zoo staff. Then, learn all about the role of zoos and global conservation initiatives! The main focus of these two days will be learning about the work that Australia Zoo does to rescue, protect and rehabilitate wildlife from the Australian bushfires. You will visit the Wildlife Hospital. Hear first-hand from the zoo keepers and veterinarians who have been working with the animals affected.

Overnight: Glass House Mountains

Day 4 - Explore Noosa

Today we will head to one of Australia’s most famous beaches, Noosa Heads. Spend the morning learning to surf with a local surf school. Soak up the sun on the golden beaches. This afternoon we will head out onto the water for a jet boat ride. Get your adrenaline pumping on this high speed adventure.

Overnight: Glass House Mountains

Days 5 to 7 - Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation

These three days will be spent at the Wildlife Rescue, Rehabilitation and Education Association (WRREA). Supporting this centre, near Toowoomba, is one of our Infused Foundation prrojects. WRREA is run by a local woman who founded the centre to rescue and release local injured wildlife. During your time here you will have an incredible opportunity to learn first-hand about the animals that WRREA rescues and the rehabilitation process. You will help to feed the animals, clean enclosures and assist with maintenance projects. The animals that the association cares for include joeys, kangaroos and echidnas.

On the final night, head out to dinner with your group and celebrate your experience together!

Overnight: Toowoomba

Day 8: Catch you later, Brisbane!

Every trip must come to an end. Today will be full of farewells as you say goodbye to your Infused leaders to begin the journey home. Safe travels!