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become a volunteer
PLEASE NOTE: Volunteer places are now full and that applications are expected to open again in November/December 2017
Featherdale Wildlife Park provides volunteer opportunities to approximately 70 animal loving volunteers throughout the year!
See below for more information:
Student Volunteer- Aimed more towards education and providing an entry into the Captive Animal industry, this programme looks to rotate volunteers through the different areas of animal management.
- Studying Captive Animals or Animal Studies at TAFE
- Able to commit to a minimum of 8 hours per week
- Passionate, driven and energetic
As a valued member of the Featherdale animal care team, volunteers will be given all the knowledge and training required to carry out day to day duties and answer questions from visitors.
If availabilities are listed above and you are interested in applying for either of our volunteer programmes, please download and complete the application form and return via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the volume of applications we receive, only successful applicants will be contacted.
All ANIMAL CARE places for 2017 are now FULL. Applications for 2018 will open in late January.
Early morning starts, working outside in rainy weather and picking up animal poo is not everyone’s cup of tea but if we haven’t managed to turn your mind off working in the zoological industry, then conducting work placement at Featherdale is one of the best opportunities school students have of determining whether their chosen career path is one they wish to pursue.
Featherdale runs a Work Placement Program that provides a space for students studying in year 10 and 11. Work placement consists of a 5 day block week where you get the opportunity to learn what it’s really like to lead the life of a zoo keeper. Business and Tourism students are also welcome to conduct work placement in Featherdale’s retail and administration departments.