Would you like the opportunity to care take on this wonderful island? We offer a Volunteer Caretakers program during the winter season. Volunteer Caretakers  provide a physical presence at the Quarantine Station, open the Station to visitors on the weekends, provide visitor information about the heritage self- guided walk, provide other information about the natural history of the area, carry out minor maintenance and assist with coordination of other Parks and Wildlife Services (PWS) and Friends of Bruny Island Quarantine Station (FOBIQS) activities at the site.

The program of 6 placements will commence on Thursday 6th April and conclude on Thursday 21st September 2017. Please note that there is some flexibility around the timing of placements particularly if potential caretakers have skills that would enable them to undertake priority tasks. Volunteer Caretakers will be asked to cover a four-week block opening weekends and Public Holidays with the change-over day being a Thursday. The Station gates will remain closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Having the gate closed prevents vehicle access although caretakers will need to appreciate that the Quarantine Station Reserve is open to the public and there are no restrictions on pedestrian access provided visitor behaviour is appropriate. Although the gates are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays arrangements will be made to permit special groups access to the site subject to the convenience of the caretakers. FOBIQS members will also assist as required for group visits if the caretakers are not available due to other commitments. Outgoing Volunteer Caretakers will be asked to brief the incoming caretakers along with a person from PWS and FOBIQS.

 

You must download the application form from our Branch Page to apply for this opportunity. Applications close 28th February 2017.