Take an amazing volunteering opportunity now! Venture off to Australia and help a Rehabilitation Centre treat injured and sick marine turtles that are brought in from the Great Barrier Reef and the Cape York Peninsula! Due to mostly human induced factors, the lives of these marine turtles are being seriously threatened including the Green Sea Turtles, Flatback, Hawksbill, Olive Ridley and Loggerhead Sea Turtles.
Many of these turtles are victims of a disease called “Floaters Syndrome”, have been injured by boats and discarded fishing gear or have digested marine debris thinking it was food. The Rehabilitation Centre relies on volunteers and donations to keep the project going. The facilities include a pre-release holding facility on an island. Join the team concerned with saving the lives of these sea turtles by nurturing them back to health and when they are well, releasing them back into one of the wonders of the world!
What to Expect
As a volunteer at the project, you’ll become part of a team that nurses the sick and injured sea turtleson the island back to health. The project receives no help from the Government and relies on
volunteers and donations. Some of the tasks will not be glamorous but you will have a lot of fun. Please remember that the care of these Sea Turtles is your number one priority while at the project. You will travel to the island by boat and help out with several tasks which includes but not limited to:
Cleaning and feeding the sea turtles at the facility
Preparing the food for the turtles
Keeping the tanks clean
Cleaning the filter bags
Taking part in turtle releases
Assist in researches and treatment of the injured turtles.
You will learn a great deal about Sea Turtles in general.
Housing & Meals
Meals are not included but you will have access to the self-catering kitchen where you can make your own meals. Food supplies will be available to purchase nearby.
You will stay in a dorm style room that sleeps 6 persons. You will have big comfortable pillows
and sheets, AC, ensuite bathroom facilities, access to a self-catering kitchen, free Wi-Fi, free
luggage storage and Sunday night BBQ and many more activities. The hostel is in walking
distances to grocery stores, the ocean boardwalk, shops, and the ferry that will take you to your
Australia is one of the largest countries by land area, and has a wide variety of climates and regions including desert, beaches, and the outback. Where else can you visit 10,685 beaches, more than 500 national parks, and 8,222 islands in one fell swoop? Unsurprisingly, Australia is regarded as one of the most livable countries.