Conservation Experience in Australia or New Zealand (2013)
The Conservation Experience is a 2-week program which is suitable for people who enjoy outdoor activities, and want to be actively involved in conservation volunteer activities such as tree planting, track construction, wildlife surveys and heritage restoration projects. The volunteers you will be working alongside come from a wide range of backgrounds: students, professionals, international visitors and retirees, all who come with the same experience in mind - to try their hand at something meaningful, unique and fun! You don`t need any prior skills or experience, just the willingness to get involved. Taking part in conservation work is a great way to see different parts of Australia and New Zealand, away from the tourist areas and to learn about preserving and protecting wildlife and natural resources. You will be taught all the skills required on-site, and receive comprehensive orientations. This Conservation Experience offers the chance to do something really different, to make a contribution, to enjoy outdoor living, and learn about conservation. All volunteers receive a certificate at the end of their experience to add to your CV, any altruistic project work always looks good with prospective employers!
Well, each project has a central meeting point, as listed in the departure section. You and your fellow volunteers will be picked up to travel to the project site to minimise vehicle usage, returning to the same point to drop volunteer off at the end of the project. All meals are provided; and everyone helps with the cooking, cleaning and washing up. Don`t worry if you`re not a great cook as everyone can do something to help, even if it`s just chopping vegetables. Fresh produce, meat and vegetables are used as often as possible although this cannot be guaranteed every day, particularly on remote projects far from shops, so you`ll need to make allowances. Special diets, such as vegetarian, vegan or food allergies, can be catered for - please remember to advise us when you book.
Accommodation varies according to project and location. Typical accommodation can include caravans, hostels, shearer`s quarters, bunkhouses, and camping (we supply tents). Volunteers should bring a sleeping mat as well as a sleeping bag, and be prepared to share.
Taking part in conservation work is a great way to see different parts of Australia and New Zealand, away from the tourist areas and to learn about preserving and protecting wildlife and natural resources. Excellent experience to include on your CV to impress prospective employers Fun, team building activities that will ensure new friends from around the world Spend time among nature in the great outdoors. Learn new skills and take part in some vital conservation activities- such as tree planting.
Departs weekly on Fridays, year-round
Victoria - Melbourne New South Wales / ACT - Sydney - Canberra - Newcastle Queensland - Brisbane - Cairns - Townsville Northern Territory - Darwin South Australia - Adelaide Western Australia - Fremantle Tasmania - Hobart
MELCEX (AU) AKLCEX (NZ)