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Volunteer in Australasia

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Featured Articles on Volunteering in Australasia
Volunteering in Australasia: An Overview of the Top Opportunities
Nora Dunn provides an overview of the volunteering opportunities in Australasia, as well as visa and work permit requirements where required.
The Wallabies of AACE: Wildlife Volunteering in Australia by Jane Stanfield
Volunteer in Australia Through The Conservation Experience: Travel Down Under at Rock Bottom Prices by Kathy Ludanyi
Volunteer in Australia: The Great Outdoors Promises Great Opportunities by Claire Moss
Mammal Monitoring: Join Conservation Volunteers in Australia's Grampians National Park by Inger Vandyke
Experiencing Australia as a Volunteer by Susan Griffith
Volunteer to Preserve Rainforests in Australia  by Anselm Bradford 
Volunteer to Help Save Australian Wildlife by Raelene Allen
Volunteer Organic Farming with WWOOF in Australia by Coran Lill
WWOOFing in New Zealand and Worldwide by David Zook
WWOOFing at Mana Retreat in New Zealand: Volunteering Never Felt So Good by Nora Dunn
Volunteering in New Zealand Teaching Art to Children by Theodosia T. Greene
Volunteer in New Zealand with the Girl Scouts by Kris Baker
Volunteering in Chuuk, Micronesia by Lyn Drummond

Environmental Volunteer Projects in Australia with Greenheart Travel
Experience Australia while gaining the satisfaction of helping to preserve its beautiful and unique natural environment. By living and working with local residents and international volunteers you will be more than just a tourist passing through, you will become a member of the community. Depending on the time of year you may help with tree planting, erosion control, trail maintenance, habitat restoration or endangered wildlife/ plant surveys. Volunteers can move among different projects to experience multiple areas of the country.
Volunteer in Australia Dates: Flexible, year round.
Cost: Prices start at $1,350 for a two week program including room and board, insurance, orientation and full support.
Contact: Greenheart Travel, 746 North LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654.
Tel: 1.312.944.2544 or toll free 1-888-ABROAD-1.

Conservation Volunteering in New Zealand
This special program gives participants an inside view of New Zealand's natural environment. If you have a love of the outdoors and genuinely care about environmental preservation, this program is the perfect way to indulge your passions while experiencing this beautiful country. Greenheart Travel volunteers in New Zealand have the opportunity to contribute to social responsibility in a team setting with volunteers from a variety of countries, giving you the chance to learn not only about the culture of New Zealand, but also many other cultures from around the world.
Volunteer in New Zealand CCI Dates: 1-12 Week Programs with start dates throughout the year.
Cost: Prices start at $1060 for a 1 week program including housing and meals, airport assistance, insurance, and full support.
Contact: Greenheart Travel, 746 North LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654.
Tel: 1.312.944.2544 or toll free 1-888-ABROAD-1.

Volunteer Abroad in Bali from US$250
Affordable volunteer opportunities available with International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) in Bali's cultural capital of Ubud. Volunteers can participate in Teaching, Kindergarten, Environmental Education, Healthcare Education, Construction and Renovation and Turtle Conservation projects. IVHQ sends thousands of volunteer travelers abroad every year- one of the world's most popular volunteer placement organizations!
Bali with VolunteerHQ Cost: Program Fees start from US$250.
Dates: Programs start on the first and third Monday of of each month.
Volunteers can volunteer anywhere from one week to three months.
Contact: International Volunteer HQ
, PO Box 8273, New Plymouth, NEW ZEALAND.
+64 6 758 7949.

Projects Abroad in Samoa
Projects Abroad is the world’s leading short-term international volunteer organization.
Projects start year-round and last from one week to a year. Opportunities exist in teaching, child care, social work and veterinary medicine & animal care. Programs are for ages 16+.
Volunteer in Samoa with Projects Abroad Dates: Start any day you choose.
Cost: Please see our website for prices
Contact: Projects Abroad, 80 Broad St, Floor 32, New York NY 10004.
Tel: US Toll-free 1 888 839 3535.

Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA)
Organizes short- and long-term voluntary conservation projects in Australia and New Zealand. Overseas volunteers participate in projects of various durations.


HELP Exchange
An online listing of host organic farms, non-organic farms, farmstays, homestays, ranches, lodges, B&B, inns, backpackers hostels and even sailing boats who invite volunteer helpers to stay with them short-term in exchange for food and accommodation (board and lodging).


Involvement Volunteers Association Inc.
Volunteer Projects in Australia and New Zealand
IVI has links with projects around Australia and New Zealand (as well as worldwide). Placements include animal care, conservation, education, farming, social services, and more.

Contact: P.O. Box 218, Port Melbourne, Victoria 3207, Australia; 011-61-3-9646 9392;,

New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC)
Runs conservation projects throughout New Zealand. Addresses and Calendar of Volunteer opportunities are listed on the website (i.e. volunteers needed to carry out wildlife surveys and clean up remote beaches.


New Zealand Trust for Conservation Volunteers
National organization that maintains an online register of conservation projects throughout New Zealand for the benefit of volunteers including international volunteers. Many project organizers provide free transport and accommodations.

Contact: 343 S.H.17 R.D.3, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand; Tel./fax;,

United Nations Volunteer Program in Papua New Guinea
Apply to serve as a UNV Specialist in Papua New Guinea in Governance, Community Development, HIV/AIDS, and Natural Resource Management.


Volunteers for Peace
VFP offers over 3000 projects in more than 100 countries every year, including Australia! Project cost starts at $500, which includes food and accommodation. Types of project include construction, environmental, agricultural, social, work with kids, renovation, art & culture and more! Since 1982, VFP has exchanged over 30,000 volunteers worldwide and organized more than 850 volunteer projects in North America. Start planning your volunteer adventure or learn how to get involved at!


WWOOF—Australia (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms)
Distributes the Australian WWOOF Book, with the addresses of about 2,000 member farms in Australia looking for short- or long-term voluntary help. Membership costs AU$60 (which includes accident insurance) if book is bought outside Australia and includes a list of farms and volunteer work opportunities.


WWOOF—New Zealand
Membership from abroad costs NZ$40 and NZ$50 if ordering a printed book, which includes a list of almost 1,200 organic farms.

Contact: P.O. Box 1172, Nelson, New Zealand;,

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