Volunteer positions open at Nangak Tamboree Wildlife Sanctuary

Looking for a way to some gain hands on skills in habitat conservation, water testing, plant identification and propagation?

Nangak Tamboree Wildlife Sanctuary at Melbourne (Bundoora) campus can help! They offer ongoing volunteer positions to help you build skills while you study.

As of this post, they are currently on the look out for volunteers to fill the following time slots:

Indigenous Nursery

10am-1pm No Vols FullFullAvailableNo Vols 
2pm-5pmFullFullAvailableFullNo Vols 

Land Management

9:30-12:30 No Vols FullFullNo Vols Available

Water Testing
9:00-12:30 First Wednesday of every month

These volunteer positions require an ongoing, weekly (monthly for water testing) commitment.

To apply to become a volunteer, you will need to:

  1. Be studying a relevant subject e.g environmental science, botany, ecology, sustainability, geoscience, hydrology, wildlife conservation, outdoor education, or biology. 
  2. Have a Working with Children Check
  3. Submit a volunteer application online

No experience is necessary but showing your enthusiasm, commitment and interest is part of the application process. Volunteer applications must come through the online application in order to be considered.

If your application is successful, and your availability aligns with what shifts that are available, you will be invited to attend an interview to further ensure you understand the sanctuary’s expectations of volunteers. If all goes well you will be set up on the system!

Please note that these volunteer positions do not involve working with the animals, nor is there the opportunity to advance to a different volunteer position that involves animal care. Animal care is simply not what they do at the Sanctuary.

These volunteer positions open up periodically throughout the year. Follow Nangak Tamboree Wildlife Sanctuary on Instagram (@wildlifelatrobe) or Facebook to stay up to date.

Not studying a relevant course but still want to get involved? Students in other areas who would like to contribute are welcome to attend the Citizen Science events.

Find out more about the Nangak Tamboree Wildlife Sanctuary on our website.