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Conservation Volunteers Australia & New Zealand

1-12 Weeks from

minimum age

  • Experience beautiful natural environments including remote areas
  • Work alongside a team of volunteers from around the world
  • Learn about conservation issues in Australia and New Zealand
  • Gain practical conservation skills training and support

Project Costs

Volunteers doing reforestation in AustraliaThe cost for the main conservation volunteering programme for 1 week is £450, 2 weeks is £700, 3 weeks is £900, 4 weeks is £1110, 5 weeks is £1370, 6 weeks is £1600, and each extra week is £240. This covers all food and accommodation costs (including weekends), all in-country travel (once you are at the project meeting point), project support, guidebooks and training. Your airfare to Australia or New Zealand and your transportation to the project start point to and from the airport, travel/medical insurance, visas and personal expenses including laundry are not included in the cost. It is mandatory for you to take out travel and medical insurance for the duration of the project.

The dates and costs for the Travel and Conservation Destination Experiences and Conservation Study Tours vary depending on the size of your group and length of your stay. Please email the volunteer coordinator for any questions about pricing, itineraries or dates for these projects.

Payment Terms

To secure your placement on the project, you will need to fill out the online application form including your application payment of £180 (included in the total project costs listed above). If for some reason, your application is not accepted, we would reimburse this payment fully. However, for those who are accepted, 15% of the full amount needs to be paid within 14 days of being confirmed on the project, with the remainder (85%) to be paid one month before departure. If you apply with under 4 week’s notice, the full payment is due in full on confirmation. Once your place is confirmed on the programme, you will receive pre-departure information with all details on your project, travel info, suggested items to bring and so on.

Project Dates

Conservation volunteers working in New Zealand

Please note that you can join the main volunteering programme on dates other than those specified below, as long as you are volunteering for a minimum of 1 week. You can nominate any Friday throughout the year as your preferred starting date, and you can choose to start your project from a range of locations around Australia or New Zealand. You will need to arrive at the location you have nominated by 11 am on that Friday.

Start End Availability
August 23rd 2019 September 6th 2019
September 6th 2019 September 20th 2019
September 20th 2019 October 4th 2019
October 4th 2019 October 18th 2019
October 18th 2019 November 1st 2019
November 1st 2019 November 15th 2019
November 15th 2019 November 29th 2019
November 29th 2019 December 13th 2019
Conservation Volunteers Australia & New Zealand

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