Volunteer work in Australia

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Volunteer work in Australia
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Volunteers for wildlife conservation

About Wildmob

Wildmob photoWild Mob is a volunteering organisation with a difference. We are a non profit and non political organisation seeking volunteers to learn and work on meaningful environmental management projects in remote and iconic Australian destinations. We are dedicated to protecting Australia's unique biodiversity through practical conservation and rehabilitation programs. We believe education and community engagement are essential in achieving long term impacts on Australian ecosystems, and are a key focus of our organisation.

Wildmob photoTogether with natural resource managers, we identify projects, assess immediate and continuing requirements, develop conservation programs and coordinate volunteers to assist with the work. But Wild Mob is different because we offer an experience that isn't just all work and no play. We tread the middle ground between volunteering work and adventure getaways. Although we have a strong focus on the environmental management programs we support, work days will be broken up with exciting learning activities. Whether it be snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef with our Marine Biologist, hiking through the ancient Tarkine rainforest with our local botanist or spending an evening in a hide watching wild Tasmanian Devils feed. All of our projects include additional activities unique to the area.


Wildmob photoWild Mob welcomes all overseas volunteers traveling to Australia. Volunteering abroad allows you to experience a new culture and make a real difference! We provide a unique Australian experience that includes bush or beach camping, traditional Australian BBQ's and our (mostly) fabulous weather!

So, why volunteer in Australia? Here's a few reasons...

Make a Difference

Australia is renowned for its unique and diverse ecosystems. Wild Mob is dedicated to protecting endangered species and preserving our precious habitats.

While most of the work on our projects does not involve direct contact with animals, much of the work contributes to their safety. For example, marine debris collected from island beaches is very dangerous to marine animals, such as turtles who frequent these beaches to lay eggs. These animals can easily get tangled in the rubbish or mistake it for food and eat it.

Our international volunteers see and learn about a large array of native wildlife such as turtles, kangaroos, koalas, possums, mantarays, birds of prey and much much more!

Get Experienced!

If you are interested in a career in environmental science or management, conservation volunteering provides useful work and field experience. Our projects provide a practical learning environment and meaningful conservation work.

Volunteering is a great addition to your resume. Giving up your time and money to volunteer overseas shows initiative, commitment and passion.

We've got it Covered

We recognise that our international volunteers may not have access to the equipment required for camping in the wilderness. We provide most of the equipment you will need including tents, sleeping bags, camping mats and cooking equipment.

Get off the Tourist Track!

Our international volunteers get the opportunity to visit a number of Australian destinations that are way off the beaten tourist track. Our volunteers get plenty of time to explore and enjoy their beautiful surroundings.

More information and contacts

2/249 Coronation Drive
Milton, Queensland
Phone: +61 (0)7 3369 9665

Conservation Volunteers

Connecting people with our environment


About Conservation Volunteers

Conservation Volunteers is Australasia's leading not-for-profit volunteer organisation connecting people with our environment.

Conservation VolunteersWith over 40 projects running every week around Australia and New Zealand, there are plenty of opportunities to combine some travel and sightseeing with enjoyable and fun volunteering.

Our activities are all team-based, and offer the chance to learn plenty of practical conservation skills plus good general work and life skills which are highly valued by future employers - and university interviewers!

Living and volunteering in a team of up to 10 other volunteers from a range of backgrounds, you'll take part on projects such as tree planting, track building, weed control, wildlife surveys and monitoring - you'll travel with us to a different project location each week. Your Team Leader will teach you all the skills you need on site each week, from plant identification through to construction skills.

You'll earn a certificate of thanks, plus a reference if you wish - and you'll have spent your time achieving great conservation outcomes, making new friends and enjoying some of the best locations Australia and New Zealand have to offer!

How does the program work?

Conservation VolunteersYou can make a booking to join us on any Friday throughout the year, and choose a starting point from any of 28 offices around Australia and New Zealand. If you're planning a long trip down under (and why wouldn't you?), consider choosing more than one location and leaving some gaps in between your volunteer placements for independent travel - many volunteers do it this way.

You can join for any length of time starting from one week. A volunteer contribution applies on our programs - it's around AU$50 per night. This covers the volunteer program, all meals and accommodation (including on weekends when you have free time), plus project-related travel.

You don't need any special skills or experience, though you should be reasonably fit and healthy as this is an active outdoor program.

Make the connection

Whether you're looking to improve your employability, make your uni application stand out from the crowd, or just enjoy doing something completely different, Conservation Volunteers is for you.

More information and contacts

Cnr University Drive / Enterprise Grove
Mount Helen, Victoria
Phone +61 3 5330 2600
Freecall 1800 032 501