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Overview
The wildlife and conservation volunteering in Australia is a great working abroad opportunity for all animal and nature lovers. Tread through amazing and scenic destinations of Adelaide, Bendigo, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin, Geelong, Hobart, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney and Townsville (…phewww that’s a lot! ) in Australia to get hands on experience in Ethical conservation. While you are at it connect with the your adventure side and indulge in some nerve wrecking extreme sports! This project gives you an opportunity to explore the Aussie land in a unique way. Here are some reasons why you should take up conservation volunteering program in Australia.

Do not forget that Australia has one of the well preserved rainforests in the world that boasts of an exuberant wildlife; with Koalas, Kangaroos and, myriads of nationals parks. While the rainforests have seen their hay days, the maintenance and preservation is an ongoing process and requires due diligence.

Locations Volunteers can choose to work at:
  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Cairns
  • Canberra
  • Darwin
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sydney (as first gateway city only)
  • Bathurst
  • Newcastle
  • Hobart
  • Townsville
  • Bendigo
  • Geelong

Note: Inform about your choice of location while filling the application form.


Volunteer tasks under the Conservation Program in Australia


Gap year travelers interested to volunteer work for conservation in program in Australia will be required to execute the following activities;
  • Help in the conservation and preservation work as guided by the project coordinator.
  • Help in the maintenance work and upkeep of the forests or allocated project area.
  • Know about Australia’s wildlife -flora and fauna in detail.
  • Gather knowledge about genus and nomenclature of the plant and animal cycle; perks for biology and science students.


Conservation Volunteers Schedule


Volunteers under the conservation volunteering program are provided placements in different cities of Australia. While the similar set of volunteer work and schedule is followed at each destination, the schedule may vary at times. A generic volunteer schedule while volunteering in Australia is;
  • Friday - Arrival in Australia (the city of your choice to volunteer in) + Orientation. Orientation session will be conducted by the local coordinator, covering topic areas; such as safety, culture, language, places to visit, behaviour, food, and other suggestion over things to do in Australia.
  • Sat and Sun - Free time to explore the city and know other volunteers.
  • Mon to Fri - Volunteer Work
    • Breakfast - 07:00 am onwards
    • Working hours - 08:00 am to 12:00 noon and 01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
    • Lunch - 12:00 pm onwards (lunch is either provided packed from the accommodation or at the placement)
    • Dinner - 07:00 pm onwards
The same volunteer work schedule continues from the second week onwards
Weekends - Free to explore the city
Head to Uluru or the Great Barrier Reef after the conclusion of your project. Immerse in Aussie culture and share cold beers and indulge in beach barbecues. Surfing, bungee Jumping, Scuba Diving, White-water rafting are some of the perks attached to taking up this project! Check some adventurous activities in Australia.

Note: Please note, the schedule may vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating on.

 
 
Australia Program Booking
Program starts Weekly, every Friday. Please report to the regional office for 11am on the Friday for your introductory briefing.

This project is not available between the following dates due to the festive season:  19/12/16- 05/01/17
Volunteering Solutions Australia Reviews
Cairns, Australia
Alexandra Shute
(United States)

I enjoyed making a difference. I liked seeing tree kangaroos in person and knowing I was making a significant contribution. .

Cairns, Australia
Andria Roth
(United States)

I learnt things about the native and introduced species of animals/incests. I felt like I had helped the community and made a difference. .

Australia Program Cost
Volunteering Solutions strives hard to keep costs low and offers one of the most affordable volunteer abroad programs. Compare our prices and services to other organizations and you would be surprised to see the difference.
WeekUSDGBPAUDEUR
1 week$385£328$539€374
2 weeks$700£595$980€679
3 weeks$1,050£893$1,470€1,019
4 weeks$1,400£1,190$1,960€1,358
5 weeks$1,750£1,488$2,450€1,698
6 weeks$1,845£1,569$2,583€1,790
Extra week$315£268$441€306
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