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Volunteer in Australia

Volunteer in Australia

Help protect the Great Barrier Reef on International Volunteer HQ’s unique Australia volunteer abroad program. Our Marine Conservation project in Australia gives volunteers the opportunity to learn about threatened marine life and help preserve the world’s largest coral reef. Volunteer work in Australia takes place on two islands, located 45 minutes from Cairns, Queensland. With affordable Program Fees and top rated volunteer projects trusted by over 116,000 travelers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organization in Australia.

  • Marine Conservation project available year-round
  • Program Fees from $1010 for 1 week
  • Includes orientation, accommodation, daily breakfast and weekday lunches and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in a dormitory-style hostel in Cairns - the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

  • Projects based on two islands in the Great Barrier Reef, located 45 minutes from Cairns by boat

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Key information

Fully hosted experience from $1010
Volunteer from 1 - 2 weeks
Ages 17+ and families
Based in the Great Barrier Reef
Snorkel with turtles & sea life
Projects align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Impact driven projects run by locals
B Corporation certified organization

Volunteer opportunities in Australia

Conserves the environment

4-6 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $1010

  • Duration: 1 - 2 weeks
  • Programs start the first Monday of the month
  • Based at the awe-inspiring Great Barrier Reef
  • Volunteers aged 17+

Help to conserve the incredible Great Barrier Reef, spending time in the water and collecting data for oceanographic organizations.

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Pick a destination + project and apply for free
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Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
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