About Us

With the help and support of individuals, businesses and governments, Conservation Volunteers Australia has engaged communities in the environment since 1982. In that time we have welcomed hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around Australia and across the world and facilitated their participation in thousands of important projects.

Conservation Volunteers’ strength is our ability to engage people and communities 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 in training and managing community volunteers transforms their efforts into a major force for environmental good and stronger, healthier communities.

Our Purpose

We exist to strengthen the health of communities and ecosystems for mutual benefit.

Our Impact Areas

  • Stronger communities
  • More resilient ecosystems

Our Focus Areas

  • Building capacity and knowledge
  • Cultivating health and wellbeing
  • Protecting our ecosystems
  • Restoring our ecosystems

Our Values


We empower people to lead and make a difference.


Together, we strive for an injury free 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 purpose, our partners, our volunteers and our communities.


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


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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