Voluntourism is becoming more and more popular as vacationers seem to have a strong need to help give back to the area they are touring. They want to feel that they are making a difference in the locals lives and the environment that they are visiting. Its also an exciting way to educate yourself in the world around you by taking part and making a difference.
Here are several opportunities at Voluntourism in Australia.
1) Biosphere Expeditions
Imagine the opportunity to spend nights on a beautiful beach in exotic Australia making a difference in the lives of Flatback Turtles. This opportunity awaits you with one of Biospheres Expeditions world re known environmental voluntourism opportunities.
This interesting adventure will help you learn about the coastline of Western Australia and the Flatback Turtle. You will spend your days helping scientists collect DNA, measure and tag turtles. This gives you a unique insight into the world around you with a hands on opportunity to make a real difference. You will actually have the chance to camp out on the beautiful beach line.
This project is taking place the last of this November. There are still spots available. The weather is predicted to be blue sky’s with high temperatures for the perfect camping experience. You will be housed in a safari like tent on the shoreline. The team size consists of less then twelve people so it offers a nice learning experience.
Most of the research will take place in the evening and nighttime. The work will require a moderate level of fitness. Normally you will work four hours a night and cover 10 kilometers of ground during the research.
If you are interested in joining this wonderful Voluntourism program please visit the link listed above for more information.
2) A Taster Weekend In Australia with Biosphere Expeditions
This is a weekend of voluntourism to give the new comer a taste of what its like to do a voluntourism program. These adventures are held in Australian National Parks. These weekends focus on wildlife and conservation. You will spend your nights at a three or four star hotel but your days will be volunteering with leading scientists studying local animals.
These wonderful weekends are exciting opportunities of people who have time constraints or who simply want to see what true voluntourism is all about.
3) World Expeditions
This leading tour and voluntourism company offers two community voluntourism specials in Australia.
One of the opportunities will allow you to Arnhem Land coastline and help traditional aboriginal landowners save the poor sea turtles and any other wildlife that becomes entangled in debris and rubbish. This is a very hands on experience that not only gives you the chance to help animals but to also get to know the locals.
The second voluntourism opportunity will take you rafting on the mighty Franklin River where you will help to save the wildlife along the river.
4) Sierra Club
Take a Voluntourism opportunity with a leader in environmental conservation. Virtually no other organization has made such a huge impact on saving the world as the Sierra Club. Now is your chance to work closely with this leading organization during one of their Voluntourism programs.
They are updating their Voluntourism site every day to include area’s around the world that they are focusing on. Currently they have one opportunity in New Zealand called Land of the Long White Cloud
This voluntourism opportunity lets you work with local naturalist to preserve the animals and fauna of the area.
It spans twelve days and it is a hiking opportunity.
Here is the link to this specific voluntourism program. Above you will find the link to the Sierra Club so you can keep updated on the various voluntourism programs that they are offering around the world.