Volunteers play an important role in the day-to-day life of Moonlit Sanctuary and have done so since the park first opened in 2001. Some of the tasks volunteers assist the sanctuary with include:
- Enclosure cleaning and maintenance
- Animal enrichments
- Health checks
- Animal observations
- Visitor interaction
- Assisting keepers and gaining an understanding of a zookeeper’s role
We now offer two roles for volunteers:
- Life Sciences Volunteer: involves enclosure maintenance, enrichment and assisting keepers with tasks such as health checks and enclosure renovations. Position requires a weekly commitment, Monday to Friday and working hours are 8:30am until 3pm.
- Visitor Engagement Volunteer: tasks may include minor enclosure maintenance such as glass cleaning, providing animal enrichment, assisting with wombat walk encounters, facilitating visitor engagement with our touch tables, roaming animals for visitors, acting as un usher during training/reptile presentations. Position requires a commitment to undertake 3 shifts every 8-week period on a Saturday or Sunday from 9:30am until 1pm.
All volunteers must be over the age of eighteen.
Currently we do not have any vacancies within our volunteer program. We no longer have a waiting list, any available positions will be advertised on our Facebook page
Work Placement Program
Moonlit Sanctuary’s work placement program consists of a two-week position that runs from Monday to Friday, 8:45am until 4:30pm. Students assist keepers with tasks including feeding, enclosure maintenance and enrichment. You will work alongside keepers from different departments, gaining experience and knowledge with a variety of species. Our program is not limited to tertiary students and is open to anyone over the age of 18 wanting to gain experience within a captive animal facility.
Please note: for students studying their Certificate III in Captive Animals we are not able to sign students off on all required competencies due to the required skill level of particular tasks.
Group Volunteer Opportunities
We can cater to corporate or educational groups who are willing to assist with tasks such as painting, planting and mulching. These must be organised well in advance as we are only able to offer a few opportunities per year. For more information, please contact our volunteer coordinator.