Australia is one of our most established
volunteer locations. The home of the kangaroo, koala and the
duckbilled platypus, Australia is an entire continent in a
country, a land with utterly unique ecosystems.
Our volunteer projects include replanting trees, preserving
animal habitat and containing non-indigenous species such
as rabbits and foxes. You could be working in a bat sanctuary
or caring for wallabies untill they are well enough to be
released into the wild. Either way, these volunteer work projects
are hard work and you must prepared to get your hands dirty!
With the development of urban conurbations the Australian
bush is being destroyed at a rate of 600,000 hectares a year.
Friends of the Earth are looking for volunteers in Melbourne
to help out on the campaign trail. Volunteer in Australia
and help protect one of the world’s last great frontiers.
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The Sunshine state is situated in the north-east of Australia
and is the second largest state in Australia. Renowned for
its tropical climate, lush rainforests and world class beaches,
Queensland is home to the Gold Coast, Brisbane and The Great
Barrier Reef. An ideal destination for volunteers who want
to experience the best Australia has to offer.
Melbourne, the second largest city in Australia, is also
the most southerly city in the world. Australia's garden city
is considered by many to be a hip destination, with one of
the highest populations of international students. The city
holds the Australian Grand Prix, the Australian Tennis Open
and most recently the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
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Volunteering in Australia could help long-term, nationwide
projects that are currently maintaining walking tracks, preserving
animal habitat, building fences, working towards river conservation
and replanting around 1 million trees every year. Australia
has 13 areas listed as world heritage sites and more than
500 national parks. Thought of by many as one of the worlds
last wilderness’s Australia is home to a unique and
fragile ecosystem that needs our help and protection. Get
involved in preserving Australia.
Feel like a holiday down under, but also want to get some
skills before you settle down to studying? Our Volunteer
Australia conservation placements are a fantastic way
of bolstering your CV, if you're thinking of a career as a
conservation adviser, landscape architect/designer or field
Degrees that require you to implement biodiversity action
plans, ecological surveys and environment impact assessments,
often suggest you should have previous experience of environmental
issues. With a Volunteer Australia conservation project,
you will have the evidence you need to get onto the course
of your choice, and the edge to beat the competition on over-subscribed
If you want a career in PR or journalism, but you are passionate
about environmental issues, you should get your teeth into
our Friends of The Earth placement. Here you will find out
whether you’ve got what it takes to cope with the demands
of a bustling newsroom. Click on the Volunteer Australia
links above to find out more!
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