Maui has partnered with Conservation Volunteers Australia and you can get involved with some
rewarding volunteer activities.
Conservation Volunteers is a not-for-profit organisation that recruits and manages teams of volunteers to work on environmental and wildlife conservation projects. Since 1982, it has grown to become the largest conservation organisation in Australasia.
In 2009 alone, volunteer hours have contributed to more than $15 million of practical assistance to the preservation of the Australian and New Zealand environments. Their expertise in managing volunteer involvement in conservation projects is widely recognised. However, their most important achievement is giving ordinary people, just like you, the chance to connect with our environment.
What do you do as a volunteer?
There are more than 2000 projects completed each year. These include tree-planting, seed collection, endangered species protection, weed control, flora and fauna surveys, walking track construction, fencing and environmental monitoring. Because projects vary in duration teams may participate for one day, a weekend, a whole week or longer. The choice is yours.
There are 6 – 10 people in each team and volunteers come from a wide range of countries, ages and cultures. You don’t require any previous training or special skills, but a good level of physical fitness is helpful. Conservation Volunteers provides transport, all the gear for the job, First Aid kits and the required insurance coverage.
Where are the projects located?
With programs that range from tree planting in Victoria to Sea Turtle monitoring in Northern Territory you are sure to find the truly unique holiday experience for you.
How to Get Involved
All you have to do is register via Conservation Volunteers or give them a call on freephone 1800 032 501 (within Australia) or +61 3 5330 2600 from anywhere in the world.