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Volunteer in Australasia

Map of Australia and Australasia
Volunteer in New Zealand at vineyards

Featured Articles on Volunteering in Australasia
Top Volunteer Programs in Australia and Australasia
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 with Conservation Volunteers Australia by Kathy Ludanyi
Mammal Monitoring: Join Conservation Volunteers in Australia's Grampians National Park by Inger Vandyke
Volunteer to Preserve Rainforests in Australia  by Anselm Bradford 
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 Micronesia by Lyn Drummond

Volunteer in New Zealand
United Planet
Volunteer in New Zealand

United Planet offers long-term volunteer opportunities to those planning a gap year down under! New Zealand is the ideal location for such a Quest. Among rich scenery and stunning beaches, there is plenty to do during your downtime! Volunteers typically stay with host families, although alternative independent housing can be arranged in certain cases. Long-term volunteering can provide a true immersion experience. Participants have the chance to explore all that New Zealand has to offer while giving back to local communities by conducting a variety of community development projects. Projects include environmental preservation, community development projects, child sports camps, and the education of children.

Volunteer in Indonesia United Planet
Volunteer in Indonesia
Securing its independence after World War II, Indonesia has continued in its important role as a trade region, which dates back to the seventh century. Since declaring independence, Indonesia has been turbulent, with challenges posed by natural disasters, corruption, separatism, a democratization process, and periods of rapid economic change. Hot springs, exotic animals, and beautiful rock formations leave little for volunteers to want in this magnificent country. Projects include environmental preservation, help with public health clinics, child sports camps, and tutoring children.

Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA)
CVA has been organizing short- and long-term voluntary conservation projects, including tree planting, walking trail construction, and wildlife surveys in Australia since 1982. "Each year, Conservation Volunteers involves over 10,000 volunteers, plants 1 million trees and trains 1,000 groups and individuals."

Discover Corps
Volunteer Vacations with Purpose in Australia
Volunteer vacations for adults and families in Australia. Immerse yourself in a different culture while giving back, engaging in hands-on cultural workshops, and connecting with fascinating people. Volunteer doing wildlife conservation. 1 to 2 week all-inclusive packages.

Volunteer with Animal Wildlife Rescue
A program with an ecological emphasis working with kangaroos, koalas, and wallabies.

HELP Exchange
Volunteer Projects in Australia and New Zealand
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).

International Volunteer HQ
Volunteer in Australia on a Marine Conservation Project

The Great Barrier Reef needs protection, and volunteers can learn how to help and preserve endangered marine life while aidingn in the preservation in the world's largest coral reef. All work takes place on two islands near Cairns.

Love Volunteers
Volunteer Wildlife Rescue Projects in Australia
An opportunity to help with wildlife rescue of a variety of indigenous animals who have become injured or ill due to the ever-increasing interaction the human beings.

New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC)
Volunteer Projects in New Zealand
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.

WorkAway Volunteering in Oceania
Workaway hosts offer volunteer work of all kinds across Oceania, with many in Australia and New Zealand. Many of the opportunities offer free room and board with various options depending on the host. Workaway provides resources to help you get the most out of your experience and emphasizes safety. All for a small membership fee.

WWOOF — Australia (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms)
Distributes the Australian WWOOF Book, with the addresses of about 1,800 member farms in Australia looking for short- or long-term voluntary help. Membership costs AU$70 (which includes accident insurance and an app) and includes a list of farms and volunteer work opportunities.

WWOOF — New Zealand
Membership costs NZ$40 and includes a list of almost 1,200 organic farms. You must have a working holiday visa to participate.

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