Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers
Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers Programs
Oceans 2 Earth is the only Australian owned organisation specialising in volunteering projects for animal lovers and offers a wide range of exclusive Australian animal welfare...
Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers Reviews
Great Barrier Reef Turtle Rehabilitation
Submitted by Inês Almeida - Lisboa | May 19, 2018
One of the best decisions I've ever made was to go volunteering at the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre in Cairns, with Oceans2Earth.
The project was on Fitzroy Island, one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. All the supervisors were incredible, always ready to help and to teach us what they knew about the turtles.
I wanted to be an active part in taking care of these turtles, and help in some real way, and this project gave me the opportunity to do just that; I gained real experience in working directly with these animals, prepping their food, feeding them, cleaning them and their tanks, and giving some deserved back scratches!
We worked on weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.. We took the 8 a.m. ferry that dropped us off at Fitzroy Island, and then we could choose whether to take the 12 o'clock or the 5 o'clock ferry back. We took full advantage of the fact that we were staying on one of the most beautiful and exclusive islands in the world, and regularly took the 5 p.m. ferry, so that we could enjoy all that Fitzroy had to offer - snorkeling, hiking, paddle boarding, or even just sun bathing on Nudey Beach.
I stayed at the Northern Greenhouse Hostel, the hostel suggested by O2E, and I'm really glad I did. The staff is really nice and really went out of their way to help us. I met the most amazing people while I stayed there, which made my time in Australia all the more incredible.
I was very nervous, leading up to my placement, and I received amazing pre-departure support from the O2E Director, Tracy. She always readily answered my (many!) emails, and I'm very thankful for her help.
All in all, going to Australia and volunteering at the Turtle Centre was one of the best experiences of my life. I met people who I hope will become lifelong friends and I completely fell in love with the laid-back lifestyle. As it turned out, all my nerves were unjustified, as I had an amazing time in Australia, and will be coming back as soon as I can!
Australian animal volunteering
Submitted by Florence - Bristol United Kingdom | April 06, 2018
This experience was dry enjoyable, but very different to how Oceans2Earth described the volunteering. Work was every day, starting at about 6am and there weren’t really any opportunities to explore the local area with free time, you could only leave once a week for food supplies. Most of the time was spent cleaning the animal pens in the morning, for roughly 5 hours, then feeding the animals in the afternoon. Tina, who runs the animal sanctuary and her family, clearly care greatly for the animals and are all very welcoming, and the food and accommodation offered is great too. Had a great 2 weeks here and could have stayed for a couple more
Wallaby, kangaroo and possum care
Submitted by Rose | March 27, 2018
I had an amazing time in the Wallaby, Kangaroo and Possum Care program out of Brisbane, QLD. I got lots of hands on time with the animals and learned so much. If you choose this program, go in with an open mind and a willingness to work and you'll get the most out of the experience. Brian and Lexie are wonderful and kind people and I had a great time staying with them. I would highly recommend this volunteer project to others.
Kangaroo/wallaby/possum rescue reserve
Submitted by Helene - Philadelphia United States | January 27, 2018
An amazing experience from start to finish. What I went for was the animal interaction, what I got was that and the opportunity to meet some amazing warm wonderful people! The animal experience was 100% hands on. We even got to visit the Australian Zoo Surgery with some animals for follow up visits. Python spotting, kookaburras, king parrots, black n white cockatoos... the baby wallabies will steal your heart when they accept you into their mob and give kisses. :) ty for the opportunity.
Endangered species conservation project
Submitted by Paal Ekeheien - Oslo Norway | January 27, 2018
Overall a fantastic experience, and I feel lucky to have been able to do this project. Loving warm people and very hands on with the animals, literally. I feel I have helped out and made a difference, and I have experienced and learned so much. Thank you!