Volunteer in Australasia
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|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!
|| Cost: Program Fees start from US$250.
Dates: Programs start on the first and third Monday of of each month.
Duration: Volunteers can volunteer anywhere from one week to three months.
Contact: International Volunteer HQ, PO Box 8273, New Plymouth, NEW ZEALAND.
Tel.: +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+.
|| 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.
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; email@example.com, www.volunteering.org.au.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.conservationvolunteers.org.nz.
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.
Contact: email@example.com, www.undp.org.pg
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 VFP.org!
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.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.wwoof.co.nz.