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.

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

Please register to become an AWC volunteer through our online portal: https://support.australianwildlife.org/volunteering-opportunities

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.  

Your privacy is important to us- please see our privacy policy here.

Please note: volunteer opportunities with AWC are limited and may require a specific skill set. For this reason, registration does not guarantee placement. We will contact you when you have been sucessfully matched to a volunteering opportunity. 

Current volunteer opportunities 

Position:  Mt Gibson Campground Coordinators  
Date range: 1 April - 31 October 2017  
Location:  Mt Gibson Wildlife Sanctuary  
Enquiries:  Melissa Farrelly, Sanctuary Manager  
Applications: Register your interest here  

Position: Pilliga Biodiversity Survey  
Date range: 23 April to 19 May 2017  
Location: Pilliga National Park  
Enquiries: Viyanna Leo, Wildlife Ecologist  
Applications:  Register your interest here  

Position: Buckaringa Volunteer Ranger Program  
Date range: February to October 2017  
Location: Buckaringa Wildlife Sanctuary  
Enquiries: Keith Bellchambers, Wildlife Ecologist  
Applications: Register your interest here  

Position: Charnley River Campground Coordinators  
Date range: 1 June to 31 August 2017  
Location: Charnley River Wildlife Sanctuary  
Enquiries: John O'Shea, Mornington Wilderness Camp Manager  
Applications: Register your interest here  

Position: Paruna Camera Trap Volunteers  
Date range: 1 May to 2 June 2017  
Location: Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary  
Enquiries: Fiona Cahill, Volunteer Coordinator  
Applications: Register your interest here  

Position: Wongalara Biodiversity Survey  
Date range: 2 - 30 August 2017  
Location: Wongalara Wildlife Sanctuary  
Enquiries: Rohan Wilson, Wildlife Ecologist NW  
Applications: Register your interest here