Volunteer in Australia with Volunteering Solutions that offers a meaningful Conservation Volunteering Program across different cities in the continent as well as the Wildlife Conservation Program, the Turtle Conservation Program & the Endangered Species Conservation Program. Gap year travelers and backpackers who are looking for enriching international work experience can travel to the Southern Continent and be a part of these projects, to spend some time amidst nature and effectively contribute towards Nature's wellbeing.
All the Volunteering Programs in Australia are perfectly designed to provide the participants with an ethical, fun-filled and thrilling experience where they can work for the ecosystem and help to create a better environment. While you will have to work a lot, you’ll get to make some amazing friends, party with them, hit the beaches, wonder at some UNESCO World Heritage Sites and explore Australia in the most beautiful manner! You'll get to work with professional conservationists, and learn a lot about the flora & fauna of the regions.
- Start Dates : All Year Round
- Duration : 2-12 Weeks
- Program Locations : Gladstone, Tasmania & Yackandandah
- Minimum Age : 18 years+
- Certificate - Offered after Program completion
Australia - Quick Facts
Program: Conservation Program
Volunteering in Australia was really fun! The team leader was super nice and took us sightseeing after work each day. The work was good and I didn't struggle at all. Local coordinators were very friendly and supportive. The overall living experience was excellent. It was very comfortable and homely stay with all the facilities that I could have asked for
Projects available in Australia
Be a volunteer for the Conservation Of Endangered Animals in Australia and make a meaningful impact while gaining first-hand work experience.
Join the Wildlife Conservation Program in Australia and contribute towards protecting Mother Nature, being a responsible traveler.
Your weekend scenes will depend entirely on which city you choose to volunteer. Well, it's needless to say that Australia is one of the most gorgeous continents in the world, and it's just not feasible to cover it all in one go. Rather, it'll be much better if you can properly chalk out the things to do nearby. If you are in Sydney, then, of course, you'll be hitting the beaches.
The Sydney Opera House – If you are volunteering in Sydney, you must visit one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks, The Sydney Opera House and experience it real up-close. Don’t miss out on running your hands over its world-famous shell tiles and remember how they felt. Sit in the most elegant white birch timber chairs inside to gaze at the vaulted ceilings. Here you can capture photographs from the rarest vantage points.
Palm Beach – Soak up the sun in the world famous Palm Beach as you play in its shining golden sands, capture coastal views and experience some world-class surfing. You can reach here easily if you are already volunteering in Sydney. There are other activities here that you can participate in too like boating in the turquoise waters, hiking in the sands near Barrenjoey Lighthouse or even playing golf. For your worked up appetite, there are so places you can indulge in the best and freshest seafood.
Royal National Park – It is accessible from Sydney and is the second largest National Park in the world, that combines beautiful beaches and cliff-fringe forests with deep valleys and rivers. You can even visit the heathland to hire a canoe and then head up to the Hacking River, or maybe stick to the coast and hike the cliff network. This park has everything from whale-watching and bushwalking to snorkeling, surfing, and fishing.
The Great Barrier Reef – If you are volunteering in Cairns then experience the Great Barrier Reef’s spectacular scenery. You can take a cruise here to enjoy comfortable accommodation and chef-prepared meals explore this Reef by snorkeling or diving!
Blue Mountains National Park – This is a truly surreal destination to visit for those volunteering in Sydney! The Blue Mountains National Park is named as such because of the blue haze over the mountains that comes from thousands of eucalyptus plants that releasing oils into the air. This area has an unspoiled wilderness with aboriginal rock paintings, gorges and hiking trails.
If you have anything else in your bucket list or planning to go & explore any of the above-mentioned places, you can simply get in touch with our Travel Experts, who can guide you better in planning your weekend tours. Drop us a mail at [email protected] mentioning your choice of weekend adventures, and we shall cater your needs.
Volunteer in Australia - Faq's
FAQs - Australia
FAQ's Application and Program Details
As we have limited spots available in our programs and we facilitate on ‘first come first serve’ basis, it is recommended that potential volunteers book their programs well in advance to get confirmed placements. You can book your slot by filling out the application form online and pay the application fee of $250 + bank charges. You can pay your program fee later and also, in installments, however, the complete payment should be made 45 days prior to the starting date of the program. If you are volunteering in a group, you can also fill a group application form.
Below are the necessary requirements to participate in the Australian volunteer projects :
– The minimum age requirement for the volunteers is 18 years and above.
– Need to have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment.
– The volunteer should bring energy and enthusiasm to make a difference.
– Participant must be in good health.
We encourage our participants to volunteer in a group. We take special care in providing you a placement and also customize your itinerary to make sure you get exactly what you are looking for. Also, we can design special group programs for groups of 5 or more. Our programs are designed to be safe, affordable and offer a great group volunteering experience to the volunteers.
In our experience of more than 12+ years, we have enabled and facilitated volunteer program placements for student groups- college groups, university groups, high school groups, group of families, group of couples as well as a group of colleagues.
Visit Group Volunteering page for more information.
Volunteering Solutions provides placement to volunteers in different cities of Australia. The preference of the city should be specified in the application form. The available program locations are:
- Rural Gladstone
The amount of contact volunteers have with the animals is dependent upon the project. Some are very hands on and others have limited contact.
All volunteers are required to arrive at the nearest airports at their preferred location in Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney. The Australian programs are located near Melbourne, Sydney, Gladstone and Cairns Airports.
Yes, we will provide you with the Certificate after successful completion of your program. The certificate is provided on request.
Flights and Visa
More information shall be provided after you become a Volunteering Solutions enrolled participant.
Health and Safety
We recommend you consult your physician or travel doctor before travelling to Australia.
Generally the following vaccinations are recommended for travellers going to Australia :
– Yellow Fever (Required if travelling from a YFV infected country)
– Hepatitis A and B
Connect with Past Volunteers
To read alumni interviews from past participants, visit the Meet a Volunteer section on our website.
Accommodation and Living
Accommodation will vary according to each project location. Typical accommodation includes volunteer houses, caravans, hostels, and bunkhouses. Volunteers are allotted accommodation on a sharing basis.
Yes, however you must inform us in advance and also mention about any dietary requirement in your application form.
However, you should carry around $70-80 per week for your basic personal expenses. This amount can vary and you would need a higher amount if you go on weekend sightseeing tours.
Plenty of money exchange counters and ATMs are available in Australia. at the airport as well in most Australian cities.
Volunteers work for 3 to 8 hours a day depending on their program. However, volunteers need to be flexible, open-minded and understand that work requirements can change as well on certain occasions.