Volunteers jumping in the air in celebration after tree planting at The Island, Victoria.


Conservation Volunteers welcomes people with a love of the outdoors and interest in the environment to get involved. Our volunteers include students, professionals, international visitors, retirees, in fact almost anybody can get involved. You don’t need any prior skills or experience, just a reasonable level of health and fitness.

Volunteer across Australia

Conservation Volunteers offers opportunities to volunteer on conservation projects in each of Australia’s states and territories.  Learn more about some of the types of projects we offer in each state and territory:

What you’ll be doing – conservation activities

When you participate in one of our conservation projects, you are placed in teams of up to 10 volunteers on projects in urban, regional and remote locations. Team Leaders provide training on-site. Activities include:

  • Tree planting
  • Walking trail construction
  • Wildlife surveys
  • Seed collection
  • Weed control
  • Conservation fencing
  • Heritage restoration

Volunteer for a day

Discover your local environment and make a difference to our natural habitat by joining us on one of our many single days projects. Volunteering is free and available every week of the year.

Find one-day volunteer projects

Residential volunteering

On these projects, you can volunteer for multiple days at a time. For residential programs involving an overnight stay there are some small costs involved to cover transport, accommodation and meals etc.

Residential volunteering programs runs in weekly blocks, starting and finishing on Fridays. Most volunteers choose packages of 4 weeks or longer. Volunteers can choose to start from any of our offices in Australia or New Zealand (25 locations around Australia / 2 in New Zealand). Packages include all of your food, accommodation and project related transport, as well as a minimum of 5 days volunteering on conservation projects (based on a one week package).

If you are travelling to Australia or New Zealand from overseas, contact one of our booking agents in your own country to register as a volunteer on any of our conservation projects. If your country is not listed here you can book direct with Conservation Volunteers.

Find residential volunteer projects

Volunteer on an overseas expedition

Our World Conservation Programs offer you the chance to experience another country, culture and community and assist in worthy conservation efforts!

Join our California Exchange Program

Volunteering FAQ

Our volunteering FAQ answers your frequently asked questions about what to expect, what to bring, and everything else you might want to know.

Volunteer Feedback

Tell us about your volunteer experience with Conservation Volunteers Australia by filling out our feedback form.

More ways to volunteer

Employee Volunteering

Conservation Volunteers provides fun, easy and rewarding volunteer opportunities for your employees to get their hands dirty and engage with their natural environment. We have national coverage, can provide a range of activities and cater for different levels of ability and fitness.

Key Volunteers

Key Volunteers typically volunteer in roles that support Conservation Volunteers staff in the delivery of programs and may be office or field based. A perfect volunteering option for anyone who does not want to or isn’t able to do practical conservation work.


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