Government Partnerships

Involving volunteers in important environment projects depends on our partners.

Our partnerships are based on shared values, a common interest and a mutual wish to connect people to their environment through the support of meaningful and credible projects.

Government Partnerships

Conservation Volunteers Australia has a long history of working in conjunction with all levels of government to deliver a range of conservation and community based programs.

Our initiatives include:

  • With funding from the Australian Government’s Reef Trust, we are partnering with Tangaroa Blue Foundation to work with local communities and businesses to tackle marine debris across the Great Barrier Reef in a five year, $5 million project focused on local actions to clean-up and prevent litter from entering Great Barrier Reef waterways, improving the health of the reef and its inhabitants.
  • We were appointed as the national coordinator for the environmental volunteering recovery from the 2019-2020 Bushfires, and lead an effort to inform, recruit and refer people to appropriate projects across Australia.
  • Our Geelong team works closely with Parks Victoria on projects to protect and enhance the shorelines of Port Philip Bay, building a Bush Kindergarten at Ocean Grove and establishing an all abilities walking track at the Ocean Grove Nature Reserve. We support Parks Victoria in works on Ramsar-listed Lake Connewarre, work in partnership at Serendip Sanctuary and have a close relationship as adjoining property managers. For example – our showcase conservation reserve, W. James Whyte Island Reserve, known as The Island, is located next to Werribee Gorge State Park.
  • Established in 2009, Rio Tinto Earth Assist (RTEA) is an award-winning environmental education and student volunteering program, engaging thousands of primary and secondary school students across the length and breadth of Western Australia (WA). A Conservation Volunteers Australia initiative, the program is developed and delivered in partnership with Rio Tinto, the WA Department of Education and the WA Department of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions (DBCA).

Become a Partner

Our ability to involve volunteers in important environment projects is dependent on our partners who support us. This makes it essential for us to work together and we welcome conversations to explore opportunities to partner with you!

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