About Us

Conservation Volunteers Australia has partnered with individuals, businesses and governments in the conservation of our unique environment since 1982. In that time we have welcomed hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around Australia and across the world and supported their participation in a diversity of important projects to protect and enhance our environment.

Conservation Volunteers’ strength is our ability to mobilise the community through well managed and effective programs. Our volunteers come from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences and give their time freely to help. Our expertise as an organisation in training and managing community volunteers turns their efforts into a major force for environmental good. We also contribute to the overall health and well-being of volunteers and people that participate in our programs.

Our Vision

Inspiring change by connecting people with nature.

Our Mission

To attract and manage volunteers to participate in projects that protect or enhance our environment and heritage.

Our Goals

1. Conserve

  • To increase resilience through the protection, maintenance and restoration of the environment – Landscapes, habitats, species and heritage.

2. Volunteer Experiences

  • To inspire and empower everyone to make a positive contribution to conservation, through the provision of practical nature based experiences and skill development.

3. Partnerships

  • To maximise effectiveness of partnerships for mutual benefit – government, corporate, indigenous, not for profit, community.

4. Sustainability

  • To be a safe and sustainable organisation through effective management, striving for continuous improvement – people, finances, marketing and communication.

Our Values

We empower people to lead and make a difference

Together, we strive for an injury and illness free workplace where everyone goes home safe and healthy.

Trust and respect
We operate in an ethical and professional manner and hold ourselves accountable to our vision, partners, volunteers and community.

Our strength and vitality lie in being one organisation, passionate about working together with communities to conserve nature.

Our success depends on the active involvement of people and partners whose lives and livelihoods are intrinsically linked to nature.

We are proud to be a member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA)

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