How to Help Koalas 

Keen to volunteer in Australia and help koalas? There are short and long term skilled placements and jobs available for professionals like veterinarians and also non-skilled opportunities for general members of the public.

You can find are wildlife sanctuaries located in places like Sydney, Brisbane and Perth who recruit local and international volunteers. All ages and backgrounds are welcome to apply.

Find volunteer projects to help koalas in Australia and make your contribution to help these beautiful creatures.



Activities can include:

  • Food preparation, washing dishes and participating in feeding the animals
  • Cleaning and assisting with refurbishing animal enclosures
  • Raking and sweeping is a substantial part of this role, so be prepared for a physical day.
  • Assisting the keepers with other duties
  • Working with conservation organisations helping natural habitats


Every placement is different but generally you will need:

  • Customer service and communication skills
  • Good attention to detail and time management
  • Positive mental attitude with a willingness to learn
  • Able to think on feet and enjoy a challenge
  • Work well both as part of a team and autonomously
  • Present in a professional manner
  • Have a passion for wildlife


Top Rated Sanctuaries

These are some of the best animal sanctuaries helping koalas in Australia:


Other Ways to Help

If you don't live in Australia, or don't have the time or funds to travel there, you can help in other ways including: 

  • Raising awareness online, sharing links on social media and publicising good causes
  • Make a donation to local and international wildlife charities who help


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