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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 133,000 travelers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organization in Australia.

  • Marine Conservation project available year-round
  • Program Fees from $1035 for 1 week
  • Includes orientation, accommodation, 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 $1035
Volunteer from 1 - 4 weeks
Ages 18+
Based in the Great Barrier Reef
Projects align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Impact driven projects run by locals
B Corporation certified organization
Snorkel with turtles & sea life

Volunteer opportunities in Australia

Conserves the environment

4-6 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $1035

  • Duration: 1 - 4 weeks
  • Programs start the first Monday of the month
  • Based at the awe-inspiring Great Barrier Reef
  • Volunteers aged 18+

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

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How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!