• Australia
    • Great Barrier Reef
    • Melbourne
1 to 4 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30) Large Group (31+)
Travel Type
Budget Family Solo Women


Starting Price
Price Details
Love Volunteers registration fee, plus program fees.
Program fees cover orientation, accommodation, meals as noted for each program, program coordination and 24/7 support.
The Love Volunteers registration fee covers a lifetime alumni membership.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Meals
What's Not Included
Airfare Airport Transfers Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
Sep 20, 2023
Apr 16, 2017
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About Program

Sadly, each year in Australia many thousands of precious indigenous animals are forced from their natural habitat, injured, orphaned or become sick thanks to increasing interaction with humans and/or domestic pets. Thanks to our wonderful local partners, Love Volunteers proudly supports a variety of wildlife conservation initiatives throughout Australia in their efforts to rescue, protect, rehabilitate and reintroduce some of this amazing country’s most iconic indigenous animals.

As our projects generally receive no ongoing government funding, they rely heavily on donations from the public and the generous contribution of volunteers (that’s you!) to keep them operational.

- Wildlife Rescue Centers
- Great Barrier Reef Conservation and Dive Certification

Join us on one of our truly inspirational conservation projects in the beauty and serenity of Australia’s natural habitat and help us save its iconic inhabitants!

Program Reviews

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Yes, I recommend this program

Great Barrier Turtle Conservation

This was a 10/10 A* Program! From start to finish Love Volunteers were brilliant and I highly recommend using them. The program itself was wonderful, we would catch the morning ferry from Cairns to the island every week day which is a 45 minute journey and is a great opportunity to talk to fellow volunteers and staff. The location was stunning. It is located on the island which I can only describe as paradise plus all staff on the ferry and on the island are so polite and accommodating. The tasks that we did are accurately described in the programs brochure and I enjoyed doing these tasks every day, whether that was cleaning the tanks and filter bags, prepping the food, feeding them or scrubbing algae of their shells! The charity is only a small charity that relies purely on the support of the community so if you do get the opportunity to do this program - please do it! I was fortunate to volunteer for two weeks and I wish I could have stayed for longer. Not only are you volunteering with likeminded people but you also get to meet volunteers who are local that may help once a week or once a month so this was good because I received plenty of advice on what to see and do locally. Furthermore the accommodation which was arranged by Love Volunteers was excellent. Northern Greenhouse Hostel is conveniently located in the CBD and has all the facilities you need including: en suite, free wifi, free breakfast, free day trips, large dorms, a fridge with a work surface inc sink in every room and a quiet communal area and communal kitchen that is large - plus the staff and guests are all so helpful and friendly.

What would you improve about this program?
Make it clearer whether volunteers can help during the weekend and not only weekdays.
64 people found this review helpful.
Response from Love Volunteers

Hi Aaron,

We can't thank-you enough for your contribution on this program and for leaving this amazing review to encourage others to attend and help out.
Turtles are one of the earth's most incredible creatures and we're proud to be part of making sure they remain that way.

Thanks again and we hope to have you back with us again sometime in the future.

The Team @ Love Volunteers

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