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Host ID: 81201
Region: Queensland

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Last Updated: January 23, 2019

Looking for someone to live on an island, look after sick turtles, feed wallabies and enjoy some central QLD island lifestyle!

Situated 5km from Gladstone, on the Central Queensland coast, Quoin is a wonderful island full of character and wildlife, we often see Dolphins,Turtles, the occasional Shark along with an array of birds.

Your role as a volunteer would be to fulfill animal care duties along with other small tasks. We house one of Queensland’s most prominent Turtle Rehabilitation Centres in which we care for sick and injured Sea Turtles. We currently have 10 gorgeous Turtles in the facility, all with huge personalities! Along with the turtles the island has a very friendly mob of Pretty Faced Wallabies and various nocturnal animals which you will also get to spend time with and care for!

Each day on Quoin is different and whilst our work is mainly caring for the Turtles we have other tasks to complete, this will include:

-Feeding/Caring for Turtles
-Cleaning Turtle enclosure/tanks
-Administering medicine
-Lifting and handling animals and products - (must be able to carry 20kg)
-Preparing food for animals
-Feeding/Caring for Wallabies
-Feeding/Caring for Sugar Gliders
-Feeding/Caring for Echidnas
-Feeding/Caring for Chickens
-General property maintenance (cleaning, mowing, raking, sweeping, cleaning, swimming pool maintenance etc)
After all duties have been completed for the day, you are able to explore the island, hang out at the beach/pool or take a swim, the choice is yours!

You will work under the direction of the live in caretaker and supervisors of the Quoin Island and the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre. The staff who work on Quoin are easygoing and wonderful to work with. Approximately 5-6 hours of work per day is expected to be given towards looking after the animals and island upkeep (working hours may vary depending on animal requirements) for a period no less that 3 months (negotiable)

In return we will provide:

-Furnished accommodation (private room with double bed, daybed and bathroom)
-A huge communal area with TV etc
-Weekly food allowance
-A once in a lifetime experience
-Great times
-Beautiful beaches & sunshine
-The occasional home baked cakes (YUM)
This extremely rewarding role would suit a self-motivated, fit and healthy individual with a genuine interest in animals and who enjoys the outdoors. You should be willing to get stuck in and complete daily duties without any fuss.

If this sounds like you then we would LOVE to hear from you!! We are looking to fill the position ASAP so please don’t hesitate to apply.


-This is for one person only

-This position is unpaid - it is a Volunteer Role to immerse yourself in animal caring experiences .

-This position is not eligible for 2nd Work Holiday Visa sign off

-This is a peaceful island retreat - you will be living remotely with two other staff members

-Must be able to speak English

-Ideally we would like for someone to stay for 3 months - however this can be discussed.

Please only send your resume along with a short paragraph on why would like to join us.

Current 2019 allocations available are:
(** Start and finish date negotiable by a few days)
15th February - 15th May 2019
10th May - 10th August 2019
6 August - 20th October (approx) 2019

Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

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