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Volunteer with us

Here at Possum Valley, we value (and often rely) on the support and efforts of the kind volunteers who make up our community. There are a number of ways to volunteer with us. Check out the options below!  

Regular Volunteering

If you are over 16 years of age, love animals and can commit to volunteering once a week or fortnight, this is the vollie group for you!

Tasks are varied, such as sweeping, raking, cleaning water troughs, washing and hanging sheets and towels, feeding animals, animal husbandry, fire hazard reduction and pruning, building and maintenance. All of these tasks are important for keeping our resident animals safe and happy! 

Regular volunteering generally occurs on Saturdays, however some mid week volunteering is available for select tasks and our more experienced team members  

We hold periodical information sessions for those interested in joining our team of regular volunteers, where you can get some training and/or discover if this kind of work is for you. 

for details of forthcoming volunteer information sessions please visit either Trybookings or the events tab of our Facebook page.


Jemma with baby Jack

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Ken and Mike on the tools

Ground Maintenance

Are you only available from time to time, but know how to wield a whipper snipper, swing a hammer or build a fence? We'd love your support to maintain the grounds for our animal residents. Here are some requirements for the work:

  • Level of fitness for grass cutting, sawing, weeding, watering, property maintenence etc.

  • Willing to maintain a quiet (as possible!) and peaceful environment for the animals

  • Comfortable being around animals of varying sizes 

  • Must be over 16 years old 

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

If you are interested, join us at a volunteer information session, send us a message or an email

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Volunteer Requirements

  • Volunteers must be 16 years and older 

  • Must have a level of fitness/strength to be able to complete tasks that require bending and lifting

  • Feel comfortable around animals of various sizes from possums to cows

  • Be able to work quietly to maintain a peaceful atmosphere for the animals

  • Can work independently and as part of a team

  • BIOSECURITY - for biosecurity reasons volunteers must wait 7 days before attending the sanctuary after travelling overseas or attending a factory farm - please confirm with sanctuary

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Pat with baby Banjo

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