WORK AS AN AU PAIR IN AUSTRALIA
Come to Australia as an Au Pair
- Work Abroad
In an Australian national park, volunteers work with qualified teams for turtle rehabilitation
The Rehabilitation Centre treats injured and sick marine turtles brought in from the Great Barrier Reef and Cape York Peninsula. Animals are brought in suffering from disease, starvation and/or injuries caused by boats, discarded fishing gear or ingested plastic that is mistaken for food. Many of the turtles brought in from the Great Barrier Reef are suffering from 'floaters disease'.
Volunteers and donations from local businesses have kept the centre running.More than 170 sick and injured animals have been brought in for treatment over the past 10 years. Founded in 2000, the centre receives no funding from Government as the rehabilitation of sick and injured animals does not currently come under any conservation or environmental initiative.
The project includes 4 nights' accommodation on a one of a kind 1936 pearling ship moored off the coast of a stunning Great Barrier Reef island. The boat has been lovingly restored and now operates as a marine ecology research and sale training schooner. Volunteers will be hosted by a renowned marine biologist and can use this unique opportunity to learn and experience firsthand this endangered natural wonder; the Great Barrier Reef.
Volunteers make a huge difference to this project. Since the centre first started over 10 years ago the success rate in rehabilitating sick and injured animals and returning them to the ocean has improved to more than 85%, from 20-30%.
Date of Birth
Proposed start date
Length of stay
Accommodation option, if relevant
Name of travelling companions, if any
Details of second project booked, if any
Relevant medical information/ Pre-existing medical conditions
Disabilities, if any
Specific skills, if applicable
Any other relevant information
a) The Participant may cancel a placement at any time providing that the cancellation is made in writing.
b) The following cancellation charges will apply as shown below.
Where written notification of the cancellation is received:
I. On or before 28 days prior to the start date of the placement: deposit is withheld
II. Less than 28 days prior to the start date of the placement: 100% of the project cost is withheld.
Where written notification of the cancellation is not received resulting in failure to commence the project:
III. 100% of the project cost is withheld.
Our NGO in Australia is run by volunteers themselves. With recognized organizationsa nd field professionals, it works for environment conservation, animal care and community developpment.
|Create your own itinerary here by selecting a product and departure date|
assist in the protection of endangered Jaguars in one of the most beautiful National Park in Costa RicaMore Info
Travel to Thailand's Chiang Mai Province and volunteer with elephants rescued from working in the tourist industry.More Info
Assist with the monitoring of endangered green turtles and critically endangered hawksbill and leatherback turtle speciesMore Info
Come to Australia as an Au Pair
Discover the attractions of living in Australia. Find out what you can see and do on a Working Holiday Visa, Sydney. Freepackers offers Australia travel advice.
Chris Stevens - world nomad, surfer and photographer in Australia