Action for nature

Conservation Volunteers Australia is the environmental organisation that gets things done for communities and ecosystems.

If you want to help nature but don’t know where to start, talk to us. For 40 years, volunteers have been protecting and restoring the places, plants and incredible wildlife that make Australia so unique. 

Now, anyone across Australia can take action for nature with CVA. Whether you’re a researcher with a great idea, want to help fund our work or lend your time to volunteer, please get in touch.

You can also read more about CVA’s recent work and new directions in our latest “Deep Roots, Strong Future” report.

Lasting change

Because we believe in working smart as well as hard, CVA teams up with the best and brightest to make sure everything we do is evidence-based and delivers real-world, measurable results.

CVA activities include big community clean-up and planting events all the way through to citizen science projects that anyone can do anywhere, anytime.

40 years of making a difference

A farmer at Yandoit near Ballarat, Tim Cox, began CVA in 1982 as a small group planting trees on weekends.

Forty years later, Conservation Volunteers Australia is the nation’s leading practical environmental group, with thousands of volunteers right across Australia rolling up their sleeves for nature.

The CVA team

The diverse and dedicated CVA team works from every state of Australia.

Meet some of our people and learn how they work behind the scenes to support CVA’s partners and volunteers.

Work with us

Use your skills and experience to make a difference to people and nature.

Media enquiries

Need to know more for a story? We can help with interviews and images.


Interested in supporting our work, or forming a partnership?

Be inspired

Our prosperity and our children’s futures are intertwined with the health of the planet. And there’s plenty you can do to help.

Get involved and make a difference

Book some time in nature for yourself with Conservation Volunteers Australia today. It's good for the planet and great for the soul!