Volunteering with AWC provides an exciting opportunity to assist our dedicated field staff in saving Australia's endangered wildlife.

Volunteering opportunities exist across a broad range of activities. These can range from scientific surveys (involving activities such as setting up and clearing traps, survey work and walking transects), land management (weeding, fence maintenance, clearing tracks) and general sanctuary maintenance (painting, repairs). 

Select events are advertised through the year – generally those requiring groups of volunteers, specific skill-sets or an extended commitment of time.

Volunteer activities can be physically demanding and may involve repetitive activities (such as lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling loads, digging, bending, climbing, walking over extended periods) and often performed in extreme conditions (hot/wet or dry) with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees at some locations. Therefore a moderate to high level of fitness is generally required for most volunteer activities. All volunteers should carefully consider the fitness requirements and remoteness of the volunteering activity and seek any appropriate medical advice before deciding whether to apply.

Please note that there is generally a high demand and limited places for these opportunities and we simply don't have enough staff to oversee additional events in order to provide everyone with an opportunity, though we do try our best and appreciate your interest and support.

Register to Volunteer

To register with AWC’s volunteer database, please complete this volunteer application form and return to:

Email: volunteering@australianwildlife.org
Fax: +61 8 9380 9631
Mail: PO Box 8070, Subiaco East WA 6008

The more information you can provide about your interests, skills, availability and preferred location, the better chance we will have in matching you with specific opportunities as they arise. Once you are added to the volunteer database, you will receive an email notification when a suitable new volunteer opportunity is advertised on the website.  

Current volunteer opportunities

Position: Newhaven Volunteer Electrician
Date range: 1-2 weeks, starting as soon as possible
Location: Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary, via Alice Springs NT
Enquiries: Josef Schofield, Newhaven Sanctuary Manager | 08 8964 6000
Applications: Josef Schofield, Newhaven Sanctuary Manager

Position:  Scotia - Annual Biodiversity Survey
Date range:  1 - 25 November 2016 (Session 1: 1 - 10 Nov; Session 2: 16 - 26 Nov)
Location:  Scotia Wildlife Sanctuary, central NSW
Enquiries: Felicity L'Hotellier, Senior Field Ecologist (SE)
Applications: Felicity L'Hotellier, Senior Field Ecologist (SE)

Position:  Mt Gibson Annual Biodiversity Survey 
Date range:  

27 October - 13 November 2016

1st half of survey now FULL. A few spots remaining 4 - 13/11.

Location:  Mount Gibson Wildlife Sanctuary, via Wubin WA
Enquiries:  Nicola Palmer, Field Ecologist (SW) | (08) 9963 6070 
Applications:  Nicola Palmer, Field Ecologist (SW) | (08) 9963 6070