Volunteer in Australasia
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| Environmental Volunteer Projects in Australia with Greenheart Travel
Experience Australia from the inside while gaining the satisfaction of helping to preserve its beautiful and unique natural environment. By living and working side with local residents and other international volunteers on a service project 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, habitia restoration or endangered wildlife/ plant surveys.Volunteers can move among different projects to experience multiple areas of the country. Greenheart Travel is a division of CCI, a non profit founded in 1985 and run by seasoned travel enthusiasts who regularly participate in their own cultural exchanges.
||Dates: Flexible, year round.
Cost: Prices start at $785 for a one week program icnluding 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 1.866.684.9675.
| 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. Greenheart Travel is a division of CCI, a non profit founded in 1985 and run by experienced and enthusiastic travelers who participate regularly in their own cultural exchanges.
||Dates: Volunteer projects are available year round.
Cost: Prices start at $1070 for a 2 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 1.888.227.6231.
|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.
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.
Experience Australia’s beauty as a Conservation Volunteer
Australia—the “Land Down Under”—offers visitors a cornucopia of natural wonder unlike any in the world. Global Crossroad’s Conservation volunteer in Australia Program takes volunteers to one of the world’s most spectacular continents, one of endless sparkling beaches, dense tropical rainforests, arid desert lands, and the renowned “outback” with its unique animal species.
Through the collaborative efforts of Global Crossroad and its partner grassroots organizations, volunteers enjoy the natural enchantment of Australia while supporting local efforts to preserve its pristine environment. Our unique Conservation Experience in Australia provides volunteers with the rewarding opportunity to protect, preserve, and restore Australia’s enchanting natural sites in locations that are urban, regional, and remote.
Contact: email@example.com, www.globalcrossroad.com/australia/volunteer_in_australia.php
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; firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 web site (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; email@example.com, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Contact: 2166 Gelantipy Rd., W Tree, Via Buchan, Victoria 3885, Australia, email@example.com, www.wwoof.com.au.
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.