Trip Highlights: Knowing that you are part of a huge and vital conservation program Living in Australia - it not known as the 'lucky country' for nothing Meeting people from all over the world and making friends that can last for life Hav
- Canberra, Australia
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, MayMester Intersession, Spring Break, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester, Year Round
- Program Description:
- Are you looking for a real Aussie outback adventure?
From koala habitats to developing wetlands, Australia is the home of ancient rainforests, awesome wildlife and countless national parks which all need your help! This volunteering opportunity gives you the chance to check out the many terrains of Australia while lending a helping hand – from stunning coastal areas to the harsh but character- building outback! The opportunities are endless in a country this large! So embrace this opportunity to really immerse yourself in Australia’s exotic surroundings while exploring at the same time!
Trip Highlights: Knowing that you are part of a huge and vital conservation program Living in Australia - it not known as the 'lucky country' for nothing Meeting people from all over the world and making friends that can last for life Having the choice of pretty much anywhere in Australia to work
Australia is one of the most amazing countries visited by many tourists each year for its amazing wildlife and scenery. Some of the plants and animals found here exist nowhere else in the world and need special attention to keep them there. When the Europeans settled in Australia around 200 years ago they brought with them animals and plants that have endangered the delicate balance that makes the Australian environment unique. Since this time Australia has seen the loss of 70% of her native vegetation, including 75% of her rainforests. Loss of species goes hand in hand with loss of habitat and 23% of mammals, 9% of birds and 16% of amphibians are either already extinct or extremely vulnerable. Australia has 13 areas listed as world heritage sites and more than 500 national parks. Thought of by many as one of the world’s last wildernesses, Australia is home to a unique and fragile ecosystem that needs our help and protection. We work with an Australian conservation charity. Founded in 1982 they are the leading conservation charity in Australia. With regional offices all over Australia means we can offer you a huge variety in the type of work available and locations you can volunteer. You will genuinely be making a difference to the Australia’s future through the continued efforts of volunteers and the focus of a great team of conservationists.
- Setting Description:
- You can pick any of the major cities in Australia as a starting point or gateway. Gateway cities available are: Adelaide Brisbane Cairns Canberra Darwin Melbourne Perth Sydney (as first gateway city only) Bathurst Newcastle Hobart Launceston Townsville Bendigo Geelong Broome (Mar to Oct only) Within these locations your projects could be based anywhere including rural and urban areas. Within the Sydney gateway in particular you are likely to find yourself working at a project around 2-3 hours outside of Sydney and spending weekends in that location as well. Important information: When you book onto this trip you’ll be asked to give your preference for the gateway city/cities that you like to visit. We can not guarantee your spot as this is dependent on the availability with our partners. It will normally take a few days before we receive confirmation and we will get in touch with you to either confirm your trip or liaise for alternative cities.
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