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Marine Conservation volunteering in Australia with IVHQ
Marine Conservation volunteering in Australia with IVHQ


Trusted by 100,000+ volunteers, IVHQ offers the most popular volunteer programs in Australia and 40+ 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.

  • 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

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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.