Work on a project combining volunteering in wetlands and a nature reserve. Help to restore the biodiversity and teach the community to use nature in a sustainable way.
International Student Volunteers (a non-profit organization) invites you to help in a major environmental project, which includes tasks such as planting of native species, reducing the incidence of invasive plants and maintaining and extending the walking trails within the forest. After giving back, you will then reward yourself by participating in an incredible two week adventure tour, which includes sea kayaking, rock climbing, snorkeling and so much more!
Australia’s incredible landscapes and unique biodiversity are no secret; however, if you dig below the surface of its world-renowned reputation for incredible beauty and distinct wildlife, you will find a land that has had one of the highest deforestation and extinction rates and a long list of very pressing environmental issues. To help protect Australia’s natural environment, ISV is making significant contributions to an exciting conservation movement throughout Australia. ISV volunteers have made considerable progress by reducing the incidence of invasive plant species, heritage protection, planting of native species, and surveying and monitoring endangered flora and fauna.
What to Expect?
You will be involved in volunteer tasks such as: tree planting, erosion and salinity control, seed collection, construction and maintenance of walking tracks, endangered flora and fauna surveys and monitoring, weed control, habitat restoration and heritage protection. One project will center around weed removal, planting for revegetation and the construction and maintenance of walking tracks and trails. Another project will center around track building activities, pine removal and monitoring of invasive species, minor earthworks and creation of small retaining walls. There may also be some clearing of vegetation from near tracks and trails, enhancing native habitat by removing woody weeds, some revegetation activities and installation of signage. Volunteers need to be of a reasonable level of fitness in order to participate on this program. You may be required to walk moderate distances on uneven surfaces, lift heavy items, dig soil, bend or kneel for long periods of time.
On the Adventure Tour, participants will explore the best Australia has to offer from beautiful sand dunes and lush rainforests to the stunning Great Barrier Reef. You will have the adventure excursion of a lifetime as you travel along Australia's beautiful East Coast between Sydney and Cairns, exploring the World Heritage Areas of the Blue Mountains, Fraser Island (the world’s largest sand island), the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics areas, in addition to primary rainforests, wild rivers, pristine beaches and various cultural attractions.
There is also an opportunity for an additional, one-week excursion in Fiji.
About our organization:
International Student Volunteers is committed to impacting our world by providing life-changing volunteer experiences abroad. ISV has been operating student programs since 1983, but has focused on Volunteer and Adventure Travel since 2002. Since then, more than 20,000 participants have contributed to ISV’s global volunteer efforts, making a significant impact across six continents. ISV programs offer unparalleled opportunities to get involved in the front lines of sustainable community development and conservation initiatives internationally, in addition to exploration, adventure and cultural exchange, while traveling through one or more countries. This program is open to everyone, not just students. We are not a sending agent –we run our own programs with our own trained staff to ensure you have the most amazing experience possible. ISV sets the industry standards for best practices, safety, opportunities to learn, and of course fun!
International Student Volunteers, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation in the U.S. organized under the Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation Law for charitable and educational purposes.
- Program ID: # 1676
- duration: 2 Weeks to 1 Month
- location: CanberraAustraliaAU
- Fitness level: Moderately Fit
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- Costs From: $1500 to $3000Over $3000
- Program Type: Environmental & Wildlife Programs
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