Join our team and become a volunteer. No particular background or education is needed to become a volunteer at Turtle Island. As a team member, you are
in close contact to the turtles and taking care of them by cleaning their water,
changing filters, feeding the turtles and much more.
Send us a message we would love to have you onboard!
Every person has some skills and knowledge
that can help us grow and sustain our precious turtles
No special requirements are needed, except for being willing to help and
having a possitive attitude!
I am a trained painter and varnisher, but have been working for some time as a clerical assistant in procurement and facility management in a large company. I have been supporting Turtle Island for years and am happy to be able to contribute my manual skills and construction knowledge in particular, and that this is very much appreciated by everyone.
I was employed at the Botanical Gardens until I retired. Why do I work at Turtle Island? I have always been interested in technology. I like to deal with animals, and I am happy when I can help others through my work and support. Just sitting around the apartment is too boring for me.
I have been volunteering for Turtle Island twice a week since my retirement and help wherever I am needed, such as feeding or preparing food.
I came to Turtle Island through an internship and have been volunteering here ever since. Thanks to the friendly team and the good training, I am allowed to work in almost all areas, and I am happy that I can do my part to ensure that the turtles are doing so well at Turtle Island.
I work as a bank clerk and see the volunteer work at Turtle Island as a valuable balance to my office work. I value the contact with my colleagues very much and appreciate that they always have an open ear for all my questions.
Send us a message.
We answer all questions regarding sponsorships, volunteer work, donations, etc.
Every additional helping hand makes a
difference. We had many volunteers with
different skillsets and backgrounds who made
us grow as an organization and as a team.
We are stronger as a team than we are
Turtle Island (certified in Austria as a scientific institution and research lab with the focus on preserving and breeding turtles and category A zoo), managed by the internationally renowned scientist and zoologist Peter Praschag, aims to breed endangered turtle species worldwide. With over 240 species and more than 2500 turtles at four locations in Styria/Austria, Turtle Island is a Noah's Ark for endangered species. This includes 34 out of 50 most endangered turtle species worldwide.