How to Get Involved

Volunteer Program

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. Our volunteer program consists of volunteers committing to a weekly position, one day a week. You will learn to work independently within the sanctuary helping with a variety tasks such as:

  • Enclosure cleaning and maintenance
  • Animal enrichments
  • Health checks
  • Animal observations
  • Visitor interaction
  • Assisting keepers and gaining an understanding of a zoo keeper's role

Volunteers must be over the age of eighteen. 

Currently there are NO vacancies in our volunteer program.

Work Placement Program

Moonlit Sanctuary's work placement program consists of a two-week position, Monday to Friday from 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 eighteen 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.

If you would like to book a work placement position or have any enquiries about volunteering please email our volunteer coordinator, Blaire Bunter, at

Pictured: Sarah - Volunteer Placement from UK gets up close & personal with one of our Tawny Frogmouths.