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Eco Conservation Helper

Environment Conservation Work

The bio-diversity of Australia is world known, and the Conservation Volunteer Program is an initiative to maintain the charisma and serenity of such natural habitat.

The project

Volunteering Solutions has a special offering for all nature lovers and conversationalists. The Volunteer Conservation Program in Australia is a one of its kind project where in volunteers get to contribute for the preservation of one of the most amazing ecosystems in the world. 

Australia is known for its magnum opus biosphere with well preserved rain-forests, boasting of an exuberant wildlife; with Koalas, Kangaroos and, myriads of nationals parks. While the rainforests have seen their hay days, the maintenance and preservation is an ongoing process and requires due diligence.

Your role as a volunteer

The main role of a volunteer joining this program is to;

  • Help in the conservation and preservation work as guided by the project coordinator.
  • Help in the maintenance work and upkeep of the forests or allocated project area.
  • Know about Australia’s wildlife -flora and fauna in detail.
  • Gather knowledge about genus and nomenclature of the plant and animal cycle; perks for biology and science students. 

The different locations

Tread through amazing and scenic destinations of Adelaide, Bendigo, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin, Geelong, Hobart, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney and Townsville to get hands on experience in Ethical conservation. And, while, you are at it connect with the your adventure side and indulge in some nerve wrecking extreme sports!

Since there are various locations to choose from, volunteers would be either put in a hostel-style shared accommodation, or a caravan or camping set up. All the accommodation would be clean, comfortable and will have same gender sharing set up. 

Orientation

All participants need to arrive at the meeting point address provided to them on Friday at 11am. Full address and instructions shall be provided. As soon as you arrive at the location of your choice, you have to report to your assigned project site, where you would be met by your project coordinator. He/she would give you a detailed orientation. 

Areas like safety, locations, transportation, things to see etc will be  covered in the Orientation. After your orientation is over, you will be introduced to your project. Depending on the arrival date, you may have the weekend to explore the place and you are free to do so.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Typical day

Volunteers joining the Conservation Program are placed in several different cities across the country. So, while the similar set of volunteer work is followed at each destination, the schedule may vary at times. A generic volunteer schedule while volunteering in Australia is;

  • Friday - Arrival in Australia (the city of your choice to volunteer in) + Orientation. Orientation session will be conducted by the local coordinator, covering topic areas; such as safety, culture, language, places to visit, behavior, food, and other suggestion over things to do in Australia.
  • Sat and Sun - Free time to explore the city and know other volunteers.
  • Mon to Fri - Volunteer Work
    • Breakfast - 07:00 am onward
    • Working hours - 08:00 am to 12:00 noon and 01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
    • Lunch - 12:00 pm onward (lunch is either provided packed from the accommodation or at the placement)
    • Dinner - 07:00 pm onward
The same volunteer work schedule continues from the second week onward 
  • Weekends - Free to explore the city

Details on Arrival

Below are the available start dates for the Conservation Program in Australia:


2017
August         04, 11, 18, 25
September 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
October         06, 13, 20, 27
November 03, 10, 17, 24

2018
January 05, 12, 19, 26
February 02, 09, 16, 23
March 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
April 06, 13, 20, 27
May 04, 11, 18, 25
June 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
July          06, 13, 20, 27
August 03, 10, 17, 24, 31
September 07, 14, 21, 28
October 05, 12, 19, 28
November 02, 09, 16, 23, 30

The program start date is also the arrival date at the destination. So, volunteers must plan their arrival accordingly. Complete address, with location and contact details of the concerned person will be provided to the volunteers and they have to report at the mentioned meeting point of their choice of city by 11 am on the day of the program start date.

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Required Documents
CV, Insurance and Passport
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
must be in good health and ready to do some hard outdoor work.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at Volunteering Solutions are happy to help you.

Contact Project Coordinator

Free-time activities

Volunteers, usually, work for around 7-8 hours a day over the weekdays, and have the evenings free to explore the city. Needless to say that there are ample of places to visit and explore, as well as activities to indulge in, when in Australia. Immerse in Aussie culture and share cold beers and indulge in beach barbecues. Surfing, bungee Jumping, Scuba Diving, White-water rafting are some of the perks attached to taking up this project!

Over weekends, volunteers can take short getaway trips to some of the best location around the city they are volunteering in. The local coordinator can help you with some of the best places to visit over the weekends and can also assist with transportation. Head to Uluru or the Great Barrier Reef after the conclusion of your project. 

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Diving/Snorkling
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding
Contact & Reservation
$479
/week
$479
/week
1 - 24
weeks
1 - 24
weeks
18+
age
18+
age
Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

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The total cost for the program includes;

  • All meals, including on weekends
  • All accommodation, including on weekends
  • Project-related travel
  • Volunteers wildlife or plant guidebook
  • Pre Departure Information
  • Orientation and Induction on arrival
  • Local Project Support

Accommodation

Since there are various locations to choose from, volunteers would be either put in a hostel-style shared accommodation, or a caravan or camping set up. All the accommodation would be clean, comfortable and will have same gender sharing set up.

While, one shall to not expect a furnished setup when accommodated in a caravan or camp, the hostel-style accommodations have basic facilities; such as television (in common area), bunk beds, dinning area, etc. 

Bathroom and Toilet facilities are properly arranged even in Caravan and Camp accommodations. 

Bedroom (Double) Camping
Food & Beverages

Meals for three times (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) are provided in all projects and accommodations; however, volunteers would be required to share in the cooking and cleaning utensil duties.

Volunteers with special dietary requirements can mention the same in their application, and that will be taken care of; such as vegan, allergic to some kind of food, etc. 

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Costs (Prices in USD)
1 week (min. stay)
$635.00
2 weeks
$950.00
3 weeks
$1,300.00
4 weeks
$1,650.00
5 weeks
$2,000.00
6 weeks
$2,095.00
24 weeks (max. stay)
$7,765.00
Average fees
$479.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Melbourne/Australia between 1 week and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Volunteering Solutions will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Volunteering Solutions during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Australia

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Australia. Please check the visa regulations for Australia.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Australia and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Australia.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Australia.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Tullamarine Airport (MEL) in Melbourne. We assist you to find cheap flights to Australia.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Australia provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Australia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Australia.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in Australia while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
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