Can a 16 years old go if an adult will be responsible of her?

Posted by Gabriela Hernández 2 years 6 months ago


Thank you for enquiring about volunteering with O2E (Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers). We would be delighted to have you contribute to one of our projects, however there are some limitations when you are under 18.

These are the projects we offer in Australia if you are under 18:

Great Barrier Reef Turtle Rehabilitation…
Age 17 and over

Island Reef Research and Conservation…
Age 16 and over with a guardian

Great Barrier Reef Marine Conservation…
This includes a scuba diving course.
Age 16 and over with a guardian

Eco-Expedition for Families & Groups…
Any age with a guardian

You can find all the information on our website There are 5 tabs of comprehensive information for each project:
- The Project
- The Location
- Duration and Cost
- Q&As
- Pics & Vids

If you have any other queries or specific questions you can email me at this email address.

Please complete the Application Form on our website. If you are unable to book your preferred place for any reason, please email us and we will check availability for you. Please note many of our projects book out months in advance.

Once the application process is complete we can confirm your booking. Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers will liaise with you and assist where possible between now and your placement. A $495 AUD deposit will be due upon confirmation. The balance is due 90 days prior to your travel. If you book within 90 days, the whole amount is due upon confirmation.

Volunteer work with our organisation is a unique and memorable way to assist wildlife and domestic animal populations who have been disadvantaged in some way as well as protecting the habitat in which they live. You can do this while you travel to some amazing places all around the world!

Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers works in conjunction with 20 hands on animal welfare and conservation projects across the globe, and whether you choose a project locally or overseas, you will be making a real contribution to that organisation and to the local community. If you travel overseas, you will experience a totally different culture living as more like a local than a tourist. Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers has strict policies when engaging with organisations and wildlife communities. We've done all the ground work for you, so you know you're engaging with ethical projects and not impacting on developing communities in a negative way.

We offer projects in 7 countries across the developed and developing world, so you can find a second home and great new friends in some of the most fascinating places on earth such as Australia, Thailand, Malawi, South Africa, Mexico and Ecuador. Volunteering with animals is an extremely rewarding, exciting and challenging experience and one you will never forget. You'll come to love and respect animals of all kinds and gain knowledge about their plight to survive in this world amongst a growing human population.

Be sure to:

LIKE our FB page Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers. We also have the Oceans 2 Earth Foundation page which deals with the more serious issues of animal welfare.

We hope to hear from you soon!

The O2E Team!