Volunteer, volunteering and work with animals and wildlife in Australia

Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers

About

Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers (O2E) is an Australian not for profit organisation and the only Australian organisation dedicated to animal welfare and wildlife habitat conservation initiatives. O2E specialises in projects committed to the rescue, care, rehabilitation and release of Australian wildlife. Australian animals requiring care include koalas, kangaroos, dingos, wallabies, wombats, possums, turtles, flying foxes, wallaroos and birds of prey.

O2E also partners with animal welfare organisations from other parts of the world and offers animal care volunteering opportunities in Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico and Thailand.

Oceans 2 Earth’s projects are unique, affordable and animal focussed! Whether you're taking a volunteering holiday, a gap year or a career break, O2E will have a project to suit your passions with a variety of animal care projects ranging from 1 week to 3 months. Visit the O2E website for detailed information.

Founded
2011

Reviews

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Shannen
10/10

I had an amazing time in the Wallaby, Kangaroo and Possum Care program out of Brisbane, QLD. I got lots of hands on time with the animals and learned so much. If you choose this program, go in with an open mind and a willingness to work and you'll get the most out of the experience. Brian and Lexie are wonderful and kind people and I had a great time staying with them. I would highly recommend this volunteer project to others.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Ilse
9/10

I was a volunteer at Kangaloola for almost 4 weeks and I had an amazing time! In these 4 weeks I was surrounded by Australian animals and it was just amazing seeing how the animals live and behave. I loved cuddling with the kangaroos and feeding them. The people at the Shelter are just the best and they are very kind. I would definitely recomend this project to any oneindig who loves animals and who doesn't mind working hard!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Chloe
9/10

I loved my time at the Darling range, everybody was so friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable, which meant that when it came to my time to leave, I really felt as though I had learnt a lot. The support from the regular volunteers was great, I had a very hands on experience, I had a chance to try everything at least once and everybody made sure that we were involved. I would 100% recommend this project to anyone wanting a hands on, learning experience and I would definitely return! :)

How can this program be improved?
A roster being put into place would assist new volunteers with knowing where they should be and what they are doing on their first few days at the project.
Yes, I recommend this program
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rebecca
10/10

I fell in love with Cairns and Fitzroy Island! You get to imagine what life on a paradise island would be like - it was an amazing opportunity to work so closely with the turtles at the rehab centre. This project gives you the chance to experience a once in a lifetime opportunity and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone! Jenny is an amazing woman, she puts 110% into her work and she couldn't have made us feel more welcome. I will miss everything about this project including all the regular volunteers.

How can this program be improved?
I think the price is a little too high.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Jen
10/10

I cannot praise the Australian Forest Wildlife program enough! They are doing such amazing things to help animals and promote welfare for the incredible species that live in such a unique part of the world. This place felt like home as soon as I stepped through the gate. Glenda and Sarah are absolute super heroes and it was beyond a pleasure to get to know them and learn more about what they do. This hands on experience was one of the best things I've ever done. The hours are long and the work is hard, but it is also so much fun. I am definitely planning to return again.

How can this program be improved?
Effective communication between the volunteers, the project, and Oceans2Earth could definitely use some improvement.
Yes, I recommend this program

Programs

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