The La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary depends on the amazing work of volunteers to ensure the development and prosperity of the Sanctuary itself and the community it serves. We thank all of our volunteers who contribute to the work we do, including our community volunteers and La Trobe student volunteers.
People volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some, it's a chance to give back to the community and contribute to the people and environment around them. For others, it offers an opportunity to develop important skills and knowledge that can benefit you in all facets of life.
Please be aware that La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary is a true wildlife sanctuary, not a zoo. The animals within our fences live wild and we do not have the permits, or facilities, to give them direct care or medical treatment. Therefore, any interaction you may have with wildlife will be purely observational.
Volunteering can help current La Trobe students to develop valuable career ready skills.
Learn more about our Work Experience and Community Service opportunities for current Year 9 or 10 students.
Find out about volunteer opportunities for community members.
Find out about our regular Citizen Science events or how to become a citizen scientist on your own.