Wildlife Adventurer

Conservation and wildlife volunteering opportunities

There is a huge number of organisations now running conservation projects in a variety of countries around the world.

If you are considering getting involved with volunteering, research or expeditions then a few of these would be a good place to start.

As with anything they vary in the ratio of adventure to science, the quality and impact of research, duration, location and of course cost!

I’m sure there is something for everyone here, but if you know of a worthwhile organisation I’ve missed, then let me know.


Nat Hill

Wildlife Adventurer 

Identification of fish species.

Conservation volunteers:

Offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities across the country have a look at what they have on offer. https://conservationvolunteers.com.au/what-we-do/threatened-species/


Zoos and Aquariums:

If you enjoy hands on animal experiences go down to your local wildlife park, zoo, sanctuary or aquarium and find out how to become a volunteer. I started my career at Currumbin Wildife Sanctuary.
If you like research and remote places, with a great focus on long term conservation and land management you can apply to volunteer for Australian Wildlife Conservancy:
If you love turtles and the ocean, you can always make every holiday destination somewhere where turtles need monitoring, there are plenty of Marine turtle volunteer programs out there, however the one I have worked closely with is AusTurtle:
Local citizen science groups are a crest way to connect with like minded people, do some networking and gain some experience. Have a look at their options in your region on their projects page.
If you are interested in more specific volunteer opportunities in your region to kick start your Wildlife Conservation career feel free to drop me an email and I can do some research for you. 
Also follow my YouTube, Facebook & Instagram pages as I’ll often forward volunteer opportunities via those social media outlets from friends and colleagues in the industry.

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart - Elizabeth Andrew