Community volunteers

Nangak Tamboree Wildlife Sanctuary offers a variety of opportunities for interested community members to lend a hand.

We welcome expressions of interest from community volunteers who have relevant skills, knowledge and experience to the Sanctuary.

Volunteers are required to commit to a regular, ongoing weekly shift.

How to Express Your Interest

  • Apply for a Working With Children Check (see below).

    • You must have your card before applying to be a volunteer with us.
  • Ensure you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

    • You will need to provide your vaccine certificate once you have been accepted as a volunteer
  • Complete the online Community Volunteer Expression of Interest form and upload your WWCC card

  • We will contact you to arrange an interview to discuss your availability and volunteer positions on offer.

  • Once you have been accepted as a volunteer, we will sent you up in our induction system Rapid Global.

Volunteering consideration

Some of our opportunities are project or season dependent. As such, our need for volunteers may change during the year. As we cannot predict when we will require additional volunteers, we recommend that you also consider contacting Conservation Volunteers Australia or the Friends of the Wildlife Reserves.

Nangak Tamboree Wildlife Sanctuary is not a registered volunteer organisation for the purposes of Centrelink mutual obligation requirements.

The Nangak Tamboree Wildlife Sanctuary is not a zoo or wildlife park, we cannot offer any direct animal handling.

COVID-19 vaccination

In order to keep everyone safe, all staff, students and contractors must be fully vaccinated before attending campus. This means that all Wildlife Sanctuary volunteers must also be fully vaccinated prior to becoming a volunteer.

You will be required to provide your vaccine certificate once you are accepted as a volunteer.

Working With Children Check

As part of the University's Child Safety Commitment all volunteers on campus must have a valid Working With Children Check (WWCC).

A volunteer Working With Children Check is free to obtain. More information can be found at

Here is some information that you will need to complete your application:
Organisation - Nangak Tamboree Wildlife Sanctuary
Postal address - La Trobe University, Bundoora VIC 3086
(You will need to select the option to manually enter the address)
Phone - 03 9479 1206
Occupational field - 52 Educational: Other institutions providing children's study or training programs

Other ways to get involved

Friends of the Wildlife Reserves


The Friends of the Wildlife Reserves mission is to assist with the ongoing management and preservation of the Wildlife Reserves to support the native flora and fauna and to enrich our lives and those of future generations. The Wildlife Reserves include Nangak Tamboree Wildlife Sanctuary and the Parks Victoria Nature Conservation Reserves of Gresswell Hill, Gresswell Forest and Gresswell Habitat Link.

The Friends of the Wildlife Reserves host regular working bees which rotate through the reserves and assist at the Sanctuary with propagation and seed sorting every Tuesday*.

*In order to join the Seed Sorters group, you need to have a valid Working With Children Check (WWCC). 

Thank you

We would like to thank all of you for showing interest in volunteering at the Wildlife Sanctuary. We would not be where we are today without the overwhelming support of the surrounding community. We hope to see you visiting the Sanctuary, and enjoying the natural resource we have all worked so hard to protect and nurture.