Volunteer in Australia

Volunteer in Australia with Volunteering Solutions that offers a meaningful Conservation Volunteering Program across different cities in the continent as well as the Wildlife Conservation Program, the Turtle Conservation Program & the Endangered Species Conservation Program. Gap year travelers and backpackers who are looking for enriching international work experience can travel to the Southern Continent and be a part of these projects, to spend some time amidst nature and effectively contribute towards Nature's wellbeing.

All the Volunteering Programs in Australia are perfectly designed to provide the participants with an ethical, fun-filled and thrilling experience where they can work for the ecosystem and help to create a better environment. While you will have to work a lot, you’ll get to make some amazing friends, party with them, hit the beaches, wonder at some UNESCO World Heritage Sites and explore Australia in the most beautiful manner! You'll get to work with professional conservationists, and learn a lot about the flora & fauna of the regions.

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Australia - Quick Facts
  • Start Dates : All Year Round
  • Duration : 1-12 Weeks
  • Program Locations : Cairns, Gladstone & Yackandandah
  • Minimum Age: 18 years+
  • Certificate - Offered after Program completion
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Key Features
  • Currency Used : Australian Dollars (AUD)
  • Language : English
  • Travel on Weekends to explore Gladstone, Cairns, & Yackandandah
  • 5 Days Volunteer Work
  • Meet other like-minded travelers

Projects available in Australia

Conservation Volunteer For Endangered Animals

Conservation Of Endangered Animals

  • Gladstone
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  • Wildlife and Conservation

Be a volunteer for the Conservation Of Endangered Animals in Australia and make a meaningful impact while gaining first-hand work experience.

  • 2-6 Weeks
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  • 18 years+
Turtle Conservation Program in Northern Australia

Turtle Conservation

  • Cairns
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  • Wildlife and Conservation

Be a part of the Turtle Conservation Program in Northern Australia and contribute towards protecting these animals thriving at Great Barrier Reef.

  • 1-12 Weeks
  • |
  • 18 years+
Wildlife Conservation Volunteer Program

Wildlife Conservation Volunteering

  • Yackandandah
  • |
  • Wildlife and Conservation

Join the Wildlife Conservation Program in Australia and contribute towards protecting Mother Nature, being a responsible traveler.

  • 2-12 Weeks
  • |
  • 18 years+

FAQs - Australia


FAQ's Application and Program Details

As we have limited spots available in our programs and we facilitate on ‘first come first serve’ basis, it is recommended that potential volunteers book their programs well in advance to get confirmed placements. You can book your slot by filling out the application form online and pay the application fee of $250 + bank charges. You can pay your program fee later and also, in installments, however,  the complete payment should be made 45 days prior to the starting date of the program.  If you are volunteering in a group, you can also fill a group application form.

After you complete your application, your personalized ‘My Account’ will be activated. You will need to upload your CV/Resume along with your photo in the same. Our backend team and the placement site takes around 10-12 days to review your application. After we review your CV and documents, your booking is confirmed and booking confirmation is updated in your ‘My Account’. Some projects need a mandatory criminal background check and the same is mentioned in the project info of your program. Approval of your application depends on your qualification and eligibility criteria for each project.
 
Are there any necessary requirements to participate in the Australian volunteer programs?
Below are the necessary requirements to participate in the Australian volunteer projects :
– The minimum age requirement for the volunteers is 18 years and above.
– Need to have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment.
– The volunteer should bring energy and enthusiasm to make a difference.
– Participant must be in good health.

We encourage our participants to volunteer in a group. We take special care in providing you a placement and also customize your itinerary to make sure you get exactly what you are looking for. Also, we can design special group programs for groups of 5 or more. Our programs are designed to be safe, affordable and offer a great group volunteering experience to the volunteers.
In our experience of more than 12+ years, we have enabled and facilitated volunteer program placements for student groups- college groups, university groups, high school groups, group of families, group of couples as well as a group of colleagues.

Visit Group Volunteering page for more information.

Volunteering Solutions provides placement to volunteers in different cities of Australia. The preference of the city should be specified in the application form. The available program locations are:

  • Cairns
  • Rural Gladstone
  • Yackandandah

 

Yes – many volunteers choose to make bookings from two or more starting locations. If you choose this option, you’ll need to arrange and pay for your own travel between starting locations. You should either leave a week in between your bookings, or arrange to rejoin at your new starting location on Monday morning as we cannot accommodate volunteers arriving on weekends.

The amount of contact volunteers have with the animals is dependent upon the project. Some are very hands on and others have limited contact.

All volunteers are required to arrive at the nearest airports at their preferred location in Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney. The Australian programs are located near Melbourne, Sydney, Gladstone and Cairns Airports.

If you are planning to come for multiple programs in your trip, you will have to pay the application fees just once. Your application fees is valid for a year's time (from the date of application). You will not have to pay the application fees again if you come within the mentioned time frame. If you decide to volunteer in separate programs in multiple countries, you will need to fill separate applications.

Yes, we will provide you with the Certificate after successful completion of your program. The certificate is provided on request.


Flights and Visa
Volunteers traveling to Australia need to have a valid visa. We provide with the necessary supporting documents for your VISA application processing.
More information shall be provided after you become a Volunteering Solutions enrolled participant.
All the major cities in Australia have connectivity with all major airlines around the world. The recommended airlines are : 
QANTAS Airways
British Airways
Thai Airways
Emirates
Malaysian Airlines
Singapore Airlines
Air Asia

Health and Safety
Australia is a tourist friendly destination. The country welcomes you with open arms. However, you have to use your prudence to stay out of the harm’s way. For example, stay in a group or with the fellow volunteers, especially when you want to hit the bar or go grab a drink. Inform your coordinator if you have plans to explore the city alone, keep your emergency contact details always with you. Your pre-departure booklet is a good source of information for you and you must read that diligently.

We recommend you consult your physician or travel doctor before travelling to Australia. 
Generally the following vaccinations are recommended for travellers going to Australia :
– Yellow Fever (Required if travelling from a YFV infected country)
– Hepatitis A and B
– Typhoid

Yes, for all participants it is mandatory to have a travel medical insurance.Volunteers have the option to purchase Travel and Medical Insurance at a nominal extra cost from Volunteering Solutions. To provide the best option to our participants, we offer comprehensive insurance coverage in collaboration with a leading insurance provider. 

Connect with Past Volunteers
We encourage volunteers to get in touch with former Volunteering Solutions Australia program participants and also other program participants joining our projects. You are recommended to join the Volunteering Solutions Facebook Page or Facebook Group to connect with other participants.

To read alumni interviews from past participants, visit the Meet a Volunteer section on our website.

Accommodation and Living

Accommodation will vary according to each project location. Typical accommodation includes volunteer houses, caravans, hostels, and bunkhouses. Volunteers are allotted accommodation on a sharing basis.

Yes, however you must inform us in advance and also mention about any dietary requirement in your application form.

Your program fee covers your Accommodation, Food and In country Support.  You will need to cover your personal expenses, such as local transport, telephone, internet, shopping, weekend trips etc. 
However, you should carry around $70-80 per week for your basic personal expenses. This amount can vary and you would need a higher amount if you go on weekend sightseeing tours.

Plenty of money exchange counters and ATMs are available in Australia. at the airport as well in most Australian cities.

Volunteers work for 3 to 8 hours a day depending on their program. However, volunteers need to be flexible, open-minded and understand that work requirements can change as well on certain occasions. 

 

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