Location
  • Australia
    • Cairns
Length
1 to 4 weeks

Program Details

Language
English
Age Min.
18
Timeframe
Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Housing
Hostel
Travel Type
Budget Family Senior Travelers Solo Women

Pricing

Starting Price
$1,010 USD
What's Included
Accommodation Some Meals Transportation Wifi
Feb 01, 2021
Mar 03, 2020

About Program

Trusted by 113,000+ volunteers, IVHQ offers the most popular volunteer programs in Australia and 50+ other destinations around the world.

Join a Marine Conservation volunteer project which focuses on the protection of the Great Barrier Reef ecosystem. Based in Cairns, you’ll be accommodated in a volunteer house, with other like-minded, impact-focused travelers from around the world. Your Program Fee includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, breakfast & lunch and 24/7 in-country support.

IVHQ is trusted to support the meaningful adventures of thousands of volunteers every year, so before you even depart for Australia, you’ll receive outstanding personalized service from your expert Volunteer Program Manager and exclusive access to superior pre-departure volunteer training.

With IVHQ in Australia, you can expect to support conservation projects that make a genuine difference.

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Program Highlights

  • Join a variety of important conservation efforts focused on the protection of Great Barrier Reef ecosystem
  • Coral reef surveying and marine data collection training is provided to volunteers in Australia
  • Marine Conservation volunteer projects in Australia are available year-round
  • The IVHQ Australia program begins the first Monday of the month and volunteers can choose to volunteer for periods ranging from 1 week to 4 weeks
  • Program fee includes island transfers, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support

Scholarships

IVHQ Scholarships

You can get your hands on a range of different International Volunteer HQ sponsorships throughout the year, with the money you win going directly towards the cost of one of their two-week programs. You'll also get a flight voucher in the value of up to $1,000 from STA Travel and travel insurance to cover the duration of the program from World Nomads. Recent grants have included an “Alternative Break” scholarship, where Spring, Summer or Winter break programs were fully funded.

Value
$1,000 - $2,000

Program Reviews

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Johnny
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Marine conservation project in Australia

IVHQ provides this decent program to allow me to participate in protecting the ocean in Australia. This is an excellent opportunity to take part in the conservation of Great Barrier Reef and the ocean. I did coral surveys, cleaned marine debris, camped at the Aussie bush and enriched my cultural knowledge. During the weekends, I also got chances to explore Cairns and the natural environment of Queensland. It was also the first time I went diving and I found it awesome. Highly recommended without doubt!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Camping in the Aussie bush with all the wide life was nerve-racking yet exciting.
12 people found this review helpful.
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Hadas
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Experience of a lifetime!

Volunteering with IVHQ was one of the most memorable experiences in my life. I was so nervous prior to the program but they were so supportive along the way and made sure that you never felt alone. Especially throughout the program, they made sure you were always comfortable and secure with your surroundings and activities. This is the most reliable program organization and I especially recommend it to anyone who has never volunteered overseas before. It is an amazing program to meet new people since you are staying in a hostel as well, you will be meeting people from outside your program, for example, other travelers from different countries traveling by themselves or with volunteer groups as well. You get to as well explore the area which you are staying in.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
The first day we were on Fitzroy Island it was raining and cold. We got in the water to start practicing snorkeling before completing the surveys. I was so nervous because I haven't snorkeled in a while and due to the wind and rain it was making it even harder. I look down for a second and I see a sea turtle, from that moment, I was so calm and forgot how cold and rainy it was, it was like being in another world.
11 people found this review helpful.

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