Volunteer in Australia
| 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.
||Dates: Flexible, year round.
Cost: Prices start at $1,350 for a two week program including room and board, insurance, orientation and full support.
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Tel: 1.312.944.2544 or toll free 1-888-ABROAD-1.
Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA)
Organizes short- and long-term voluntary conservation projects in Australia. Overseas volunteers participate in projects of various durations.
Contact: P.O. Box 423, Ballarat, Victoria 3353, Australia; 011-61-3-5333 1483; www.conservationvolunteers.com.au.
Involvement Volunteers Association Inc.
Volunteer Projects in Australia
IVI has links with projects around Australia (and 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.
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.