Working towards a world in which people and nature flourish together

Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) is a national organisation working with communities to rebalance nature for a stronger, more resilient future. We combine evidence-based practices and people power to make real and lasting change at scale.

Mental Health Month

This October we’re getting behind Mental Health Month because we know that good mental health and wellbeing matters, and we know that our relationship with nature has superpowers to help.

Our work

We exist to strengthen the health of communities and ecosystems for mutual benefit, across Australia. Through our work, we’ve been building a more harmonious and helpful relationship between people and nature since 1982.
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People for nature. Nature for people.

Lasting change

We deliver practical outcomes for communities and nature through our campaigns. We engage communities and collaborate with government and other organisations to raise awareness and implement practical initiatives with positive outcomes.
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Nature back in balance

Our Projects

Together we take action for nature across a wide range of opportunities to nurture healthier communities and more resilient ecosystems. From ocean litter to bushfire resilience, and citizen science to climate change - there's something for everyone.
#SeaToSource Volunteers in Sydney
#SeaToSource Volunteers in Sydney

Community Environment Program

The Communities Environment Program (CEP) is supporting community groups to address local environmental priorities. The program is also encouraging the community to connect with their local natural environment and building and strengthening local communities.


Learn how together we can shape stronger, healthier communities where nature matters every day.

Latest News

Read and watch stories from our volunteers, projects, and other ways people are taking action for nature.

Media Enquiries

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Get Involved

We’re here to make it easy to take action for nature across Australia, and we would love your help. Check out the ways that you can get involved in your local area.

Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners

Conservation Volunteers Australia respectfully acknowledges Traditional Owners and Indigenous Peoples, their rich and dynamic cultures and their continuing unique affinity and cultural obligations for land and sea. We pay our respect to them and their cultures, and to elders both past and present.