If you are considering volunteering abroad we highly recommend reading this fantastic book by award winning writer Shannon O’Donnell. It is full of practical tips that will help you get a deeper understanding of volunteering abroad. It asks the questions you never thought to ask about volunteering abroad and will help you make sure that your time spent volunteering will truly be of mutual benefit to both you and the organisation you are helping out.
You can also read this article by the wonderful People and Places: Key questions and answers before you volunteer
Organisation: New Govardhana Australia
Location: Eungella, NSW, Australia
Discover how you can join our happy community of Wwoofers at the amazing “Krishna Village”.
Organisation: Forest Glen Organic Farm
Location: Bungawalbin, NSW, Australia
Website: Forest Glen
By volunteering here you will help Forest Glen Organic Farm operate to its full potential, learn how the farm is run and meet great people from around the world! Clean and comfortable accommodation, great meals and use of facilities (including swimming pool) are all part of working here. WiFi internet is available for email and light browsing.
Organisation: Fernmark Inn
Location: Brogo, NSW, Australia
Website: Fernmark Inn
We have participated in the WWOOF program since our first year here in Brogo. The wonderful cultural exchange has been enjoyed by both sides. WWOOF is a unique kind of farmstay where the traveller provides labour and in exchange the WWOOFer receives food and accommodation and an experience in a way they never thought possible.
Our wwoofers have helped us in the gardens, in the guest house, in our home, cooking, cleaning, painting, and many other little things to make the work varied and not boring!!! Please click the link above to find out more.
Organisation: Symara Organic Farm
Location: Stanthorpe, Queensland, Australia
Our intern program works on what we believe is a mutually beneficial exchange. We provide accommodation, really good food, wifi, and a structured learning program which goes over a heap of things we believe to be important to a person wanting to farm, including all of the things we really wish we had known before we started farming!!
In return we ask for willing, eager help, generally 5-6 hours per day of varied tasks, 6 days per week for 3 months. To contact us, please click the link above.
Organisation: Goldfields Wildlife Rehabilitators
Location: Western Australia, Australia
Facebook Page: Goldfields Wildlife Rehabilitation
Goldfields Wildlife Rehabilitators are looking for volunteers to help out in our busy kangaroo sanctuary. We rescue and raise orphaned baby joeys and need your help. We can provide a camping spot, parking spot for your campervan or maybe even an apartment (if you have your own car).
Your day would consist of bottle feeding the little baby joeys 3 times a day, morning, lunch and evening. We also have 3 big pens with kangaroos that are 12 months and older that need feeding twice daily and looking after. Longer term volunteers preferred. To find out more, please visit our facebook page.
Organisation: Fairy Wrens – Cairns
Location: Cairns, Australia
Contact: [email protected] – Ana Leitao
We are looking for two field assistants to help monitor a colour-banded population of lovely fairy-wrens in Cairns, Australia, for a research project on female ornamentation from University of Melbourne.
Qualifications: mist-netting, banding, experience monitoring colour-banded birds and nest-searching. Must also be early riser, physically fit, able to work in extreme weather conditions (hot, humid, and occasional tropical rain), maintain a positive attitude and enjoy shared living conditions. Good knowledge of English is a requirement. Having experience in behavioural observations and a driving licence is a plus but not a requirement.
Compensation: Free onsite accommodation is provided, but assistants cover travel to the site and their own food costs. The project will reimburse up to AUD$500/month (5 months= $2500) or week $125/week (10 weeks=$1250) towards receipted food and travel expenses. For more information, please e-mail me.