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Volunteering in Australia

Conservation Projects in Australia

Voluntary placements, ecotourism, community development projects, treks and expeditions all offer pure adventure and an incredible experience which can be part or all of your gap year in Australia. It all costs, but the returns are huge – and many of the organisations who provide placements will also give you help and advice on raising the money to pay for it. When doing a volunteer placement in Australia you will spend your time with a group of people just as dedicated as you – so you’ll meet people, do something you believe in, help the natural world, travel, learn new skills and give yourself the confidence that will help you in the future. Need any more reasons?

There are plenty of organisations who are looking for volunteers to work on their projects – the problem is which one to choose! Well, it depends on your interests and what you are passionate about volunteering in.

Volunteering Opportunities in Australia

Volunteer Conservation and Wildlife Projects in Australia

Australia is an incredible country and the ideal destination to learn new skills, meet new people and gain independence as well as experience. There are also many organisations that offer conservation work experience where you can learn about endangered wildlife, the impact of climate change, issues of sustainability, maintaining coastlines and supporting local communities. With Australia’s many nature reserves and areas of outstanding beauty you will be spoilt by the abundance of conservation and animal volunteer projects available.

Other Outdoor Volunteer Projects in Australia

If you want to volunteer in the great outdoors but conservation and animal volunteering doesn’t appeal to you there are some other options available to you. There are some outdoor education roles available whereby you can assist in the outdoor education and recreational programmes of a group. This type of volunteering means that you can teach an activity such as mountain biking, surfing, canoeing, snowboarding or hiking, therefore, combining your desire to volunteer with your love of sport. It also gives you the perfect opportunity to gain some experience and become qualified to teach a specific sport discipline.

Why not take a look at our gap year jobs in Australia section to find out more about the different Australian gap work options available to you when working and travelling abroad?