The Trust is a non-profit, non-political community based organisation, which undertakes conservation projects which will be of benefit to the Australian environment. We arrange more than 1000 "hands on" conservation projects each year.
Conservation projects undertaken include:
Building and maintaining bush walking tracks
Erosion and salinity control
Collecting seeds of indigenous plants
Restoring historic buildings
Endangered flora and fauna protection surveys
Noxious weed eradication
British Trust for Conservation Volunteers
36 St Mary's Street
Epping Forest Conservation Volunteers
47 Lechmere Avenue
"Work on bogs and ponds is carried out to improve and maintain these special habitats. This involves removal of silt, rubbish, encroaching vegetation and cutting back of overshadowing trees."
The National Trust
33 Sheep Street
Note that the British volunteer trips generally do not involve camping and the hostel is usually within walking distance of a pub. Hours typically 9-5 and well supervised.
Rain Forest Rangers
2435 Pruett Drive
Vista, CA 92084
Costs: Transportation to San Jose, Costa Rica. Possibly additional costs. "Free food and lodging at the Osa Rain Forest Reserve in Costa Rica". 2 weeks for students on first trip all others 30 day minimum. Volunteer areas: Life services (S+R, lifeguard, 1st aid), Engineers (Construction, mapping, marking), Agriculture, Rangers (Security, Scientific, Guide).
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication