Helping Australia's Environment

Location

Australia: Adelaide, Alice Springs, Bathurst and 13 other cities

Description

If you have a love for the outdoors and an interest in the environment, consider participating in the many conservation projects throughout Australia! This is a dynamic new way of connecting people with interests in protecting the world's environment to environmental projects. The projects vary throughout the year and focus on:

* Tree planting
* Seed collection
* Endangered species protection
* Weed control
* Fencing
* Walking trail construction
* Flora and fauna surveys
* Heritage restoration
* Environmental monitoring

You may be assisting with enhancing water quality and river bank habitat of the bushland's significant creek with tree planting activities. Or maybe erecting interpretive signs, track maintenance, fauna survey, historical buildings maintenance and improvement to facilities.

Interested in ship wrecks and dolphins frolicking in the waves? You may find yourself removing Bitou Bush and planting native species to reduce erosion and improve habitat. Or maybe you'll meet the Yellow-Snouted gecko (Diplodactylus occultus) which only occurs in the Northern Territory! The team will be installing pit-fall traps and then monitoring and performing night time spotlighting transects.

These programs are in urban, regional and remote locations.

Highlights

* Opportunities to learn about Australia's wildlife and ecosystems.
* Actual projects will be assigned depending on seasonal conditions. Volunteers will travel to a different project location every one to two weeks.
* Suggested items to bring: Strong boots, hat, long sleeve shirts and pants, work/garden gloves, insect repellent, sunscreen & sun glasses, back pack, wet weather clothing, mosquito net, and water bottle.

Program Duration

2-4 weeks, 5-8 weeks

Typical Duration of Program

2-4 weeks

Dates

Programs begin every Friday.

Qualifications

Must be reasonably fit.

Minimum Education

Diploma/Certification

Languages

  • English

Cost in US$:

Please visit the Geovisions website for current pricing.

Cost Includes:

  • Emergency evacuation services
  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Medical insurance
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Registration fees
  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure

Experience Required

no

Volunteer Types

  • Conservation
  • Environment
  • Fixing Fences
  • Gardening
  • Planting
  • Reforestation
  • Tree Planting

Age Range

18 - 70

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living
  • Independent living
  • Other

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Written Application

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network