Volunteer Abroad in Perth

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A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Perth

Perth is home to some of the most natural, untouched beaches in the country — the locals are always fighting to keep their beaches free from commercial exploit! It’s something that this city is proud of, which is why most of the volunteering opportunities are centered around wildlife rehabilitation and conservation. From the pretty marine life of Ningaloo Reef to the wild Australian outback, you could have the opportunity to learn about, help, and immerse yourself in the true blue Australian landscape (and yes, that means plenty of kangaroos and camels). Read on to see how YOU can volunteer abroad in Perth.

Life in Perth for Volunteers

After your day of volunteering abroad in Perth, there are all kinds of ways to relax while enjoying the local culture, too. If you love the outdoors, then get excited - you can hike in the bushlands, cycle around Rottnest Island (and say hello the quokkas while you’re there too!) or play cricket next to the ocean! The locals grow up being water babies, (don’t let the sharks scare you, we’ve got flags to tell you  where to swim!) and love to do stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming, surfing...or any other physical way of being in the water you can think of.

If you ever manage to get bored of that - there’s so much more! With your new found Aussie friends or fellow volunteers you can have a picnic along the Swan River, a BBQ and some ice cold beers in your friends backyard, or simply meet for some wine and cheese to reflect on your experiences and take in the amazing weather and views. West Aussies are as laid back as they come, so you won’t even need to worry about dressing up -- just throw on a pair of thongs (this means flip flops in Oz, so no need to get grossed out!), some comfortable clothes and let the fun begin.

GoAbroad Insider Tips

Here are a few insider tips for when you have free time:

  • Aussie Rules (also known as AFL or footy) is a different flavor of football unique to the country — to be enjoyed with friends, a beer and a meat pie.
  • Volunteering in developed countries means that you have a lot of options in terms of accommodation, food and creature comforts but this doesn’t mean that you will make less of an impact! Assistance is always needed; in fact, many agencies rely on solely volunteers like you.
  • Australia’s indigenous people have the oldest history in the world, and there are many regional communities still practicing the traditional indigenous way of life. Get to know the nearest community, called the Noongar people, as you volunteer abroad in Perth.
  • The long coastline of Western Australia means that you don’t have to settle for busy beaches — you can have your own slice of paradise to yourself if you are willing to explore!

There is a saying in Australia to “slip, slop, slap.” Slip on a t-shirt, slop on some sunscreen, and slap on a hat. It’s time to volunteer in Perth — get in touch with nature, schedule your life around the beach, and simply enjoy a laid back culture as you give back to a cause you believe in.

For more information, read our comprehensive guide on volunteering abroad in Australia.

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