Program Details

Rescue and care for flying foxes and other Aussie animals
Location:
Gold Coast, Australia
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Gap Year
Work Types:
Animals
Duration:
1-2 weeks, 3-4 weeks, 1-3 months

Program Overview

Program Description:

The centre provides specialised medical care to all species of sick, injured, and orphaned bats, including flying foxes, of which they receive hundreds into care each year. The bats are provided with food, medical care and a safe place to recover until they are healthy, strong and confident enough to return to the wild. The project strives to educate the general public about the essential role flying foxes play in the survival of our native forests. Although the centre specialises in bats, they also operate as a wildlife trauma centre, providing first response rescue and rehabilitation for all sick or injured Australian wildlife. Species commonly cared for include kangaroos, wallabies, ducks and geese. The project welcomes researchers, vet students and those undertaking work experience to utilise the project's facilities to further their wildlife studies.

 

Setting Description:
The Gold Coast is situated on Australia's beautiful east coast. It is a major tourist destination with its sunny subtropical climate, surfing beaches, canal and waterway systems, theme parks and nightlife. It will be the site of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The project is situated on acres of lush rainforest in the Gold Coast hinterland.
Cost:
From $444 per week USD. Includes meals and accommodation

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
Age requirement is 18 years of age.
Scholarships:
No

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