Mission to animals in Australia: personal accounts

Testimony of Hugo Perroy, animal volunteer in Australia

  • In a few lines, what did your international volunteering experience bring you?

The ecovolunteering project in Australia has above all enabled me to discover a new culture that is very different from our own, as well as many parts of Australia. Volunteering made me realize that many associations need volunteers, as some projects require a lot of time and effort. It also enabled me to meet a lot of people and gain a new perspective on volunteering.

  • What were your best memories?

My best memories were probably of my first week camping in the forest, as well as at the reserve in Cairns, where I was in contact with the animals every day.
Rate the services offered on a scale of 1 to 5:
- pre-departure information: 3/5
- registration process: 4/5
- supervision / project coordinators: 4/5
- Volunteer and trainee timetable: 4/5
- Food and accommodation: 4/5

I recommend this project because it allows you to discover a new way of life while working, and it also allows you to work on a foreign language. I recommend Freepackers, who helped us organize our trip as well as the other essential steps involved in going abroad.

Marie Alliot's testimony to Australian animals

Kangaroo Australia

  • In a few lines, what did your international volunteering experience bring you?

I found it very rewarding to work with animals, and Australian animals in particular; it was a first for me.
I gained confidence in my English, and found a stable environment at the animal welfare center ideal for my arrival in Australia.

  • What were your best memories?

The cuddles with the animals, the moments shared with the rest of the team, and the beautiful scenery seen in and around Port Douglas.

Rate the services offered on a scale of 1 to 5:
- pre-departure information: 5/5
- registration process: 5/5
- Supervision / project coordinators: 5/5
- Volunteer and trainee timetable: 5/5
- Food and accommodation: 4/5 (meals were not very varied)

  • Would you recommend this project to others? Why or why not?

Yes, because it's a rare opportunity.

  • Would you recommend Freepackers for international projects? Why or why not?

Yes, everything went very well with you (responsiveness, advice, information).

Testimonials from Freepackers

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