ID: 156592

The Orangutan Project Volunteer in Geelong & Bellarine Peninsula

Animal Welfare Regular - more than 6 months Across: Ocean Grove VIC, Torquay VIC, Bellarine VIC, Anglesea VIC, Barwon Heads VIC, Geelong VIC, Portarlington VIC

About this opportunity

Are you interested in saving orangutans and rainforests?

Join The Orangutan Project today! We're recruiting Fundraising and Events Volunteers to raise funds at markets and events around Geelong, Ocean Grove and the Bellarine Peninsula.

About Fundraising and Events Volunteers

You will report to and be supported by the Geelong Fundraising Team Leader. You will take part in a wide range of fundraising activities including festivals, markets and quiz nights.

Your main task is to encourage people to take out orangutan adoptions, buy merchandise, or donate to our wonderful cause. You'll also help people understand the threats facing orangutans and the vital role we play in saving orangutans from extinction.

As part of a friendly team of volunteers, you can also get involved in our fundraising events, while learning new skills that will help you in your career aspirations.

This is a fun and exciting role where you can spread your wings while raising funds to save orangutans and forests in Sumatra and Borneo.

About you You're passionate about the environment, especially saving orangutans and other wildlife from extinction and protecting the rainforests we all rely on.

You are a great communicator and like getting out and about in your community. You have time and energy to help out at markets and festivals, and you want to make a difference by volunteering with an environmental charity.

Experience Any experience in retail, markets, events or customer service would be useful but not essential.

Whether you're new to events and fundraising or not, this role will be a great step in your career and will give you experience and skills to help you achieve your goals.

If this sounds like you, please apply. After you’ve applied, please send a copy of your resume or a summary of your work experience to [email protected]

About The Orangutan Project Volunteering with the Orangutan Project, you’ll meet passionate people who are making a difference to help orangutans and the forest communities who share their home. Once you're on board, you'll receive training in how to talk to people about orangutans and the work we do. Best of all, 100 percent of the donations you collect go directly to supporting orangutan conservation.

The Orangutan Project highly values our wonderful volunteers and the enormous contribution they make. Our volunteers raise much-needed funds for the urgent conservation of critically endangered orangutans and other species. We are always delighted to welcome new volunteers from diverse backgrounds to The Orangutan Project.

Additional requirements

You must have the right to volunteer in Australia. You may need to have a Working with Children Check / Working with Vulnerable Persons Card / Blue Card, depending on the fundraising you do.

Time Required

You’ll need to volunteer for a minimum of 8 hours per month, including some weekends and evenings.

Type of work
  • Fundraising & Events

Training, induction and support will be provided to you about the threats facing orangutans, what TOP does, and how we work. Depending on your interests, we can also provide training in event coordination and team management.