Conservation Volunteers Australia

Conservation Volunteers has partnered with individuals, businesses and governments in the conservation of our unique environment since 1982. In that time we have welcomed hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around Australia and across the world and supported their participation in a diversity of important projects to protect and enhance our environment. Our Vision We believe in a healthy and sustainable environment, and for everyone to be involved in managing and protecting that environment. Our Mission To attract and manage volunteers to participate in projects that protect or enhance our environment and heritage. Our Objectives 1. A healthy, diverse and sustainably managed envir...

Conservation Volunteers Australia
South Wing, Greenhill Enterprise Centre, University of Ballarat Technology Park
University Drive
Mt Helen, Ballarat, Victoria 3350
Australia
+61353302600
http://www.conservationvolunteers.com.au

Board of Directors

Madeline J Townsend, Philip Harrison, Nancy Myrianthis, Gerry Surridge, Mark Purcell, Colin J Jackson

Project Leaders

Madeline Townsend

Mission

Conservation Volunteers has partnered with individuals, businesses and governments in the conservation of our unique environment since 1982. In that time we have welcomed hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around Australia and across the world and supported their participation in a diversity of important projects to protect and enhance our environment. Our Vision We believe in a healthy and sustainable environment, and for everyone to be involved in managing and protecting that environment. Our Mission To attract and manage volunteers to participate in projects that protect or enhance our environment and heritage. Our Objectives 1. A healthy, diverse and sustainably managed environment Strategies: Develop and implement programs in line with recognised management plans that achieve measurable benefits for conservation Manage and conserve special places with high community and conservation value Reflect and respond to the changing needs of the environment 2. Environmentally involved communities Strategies: Design programs to engage a broad range of community, corporate and government groups Promote community health and wellbeing through environmental programs Develop and deliver training to build skills and encourage environmental awareness

Programs

Conservation Volunteers welcomes people with a love of the outdoors and an interest in the environment to take part as a volunteer in one of our many conservation projects. Our volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds and no prior skills or experience are required, and volunteer projects are available to suit your availability and particular interests. Conservation Volunteers projects are managed in conjunction with project partners that may include regional councils, national parks, museums, landcare groups, conservation departments and other national conservation agencies. All of our volunteer projects can be broadly categorised into the following key focus areas and we welcome your involvement. 1. Wild Futures: this is our national wildlife conservation program, focusing on 12 endangered Australian species. It makes a measurable difference to the future of some of our most treasured animals. 2. Flora and Fauna: Australia is home to some of the most incredible wildlife and plants on the planet. Changes to the landscape as a result of human activity have put many of these unique species at risk. 3. Landcare: We live in a very diverse part of the world with landscapes ranging from tropical to alpine, desert to coastal, urban to agricultural and everything in between. We aim to tackle a range of issues that affect the sustainability of our land working with Landcare groups, farmers, catchment and local authorities. 4. Parks & Reserves: We believe that parks are special places that should be enjoyed by everyone, which is why we work in partnership with parks and sanctuaries across Australia to help protect these precious natural places, and their inhabitants. 5. Coasts & Waterways: With the mainland Australian coastline stretching such a vast distance, there are huge challenges in maintaining healthy coastlines for all. 6. Healthy Communities: As our population continues to grow, especially in urban areas, many people feel disconnected from their natural environment as well as from the community in general. 7. Heritage: Our heritage is a legacy from our past and forms an integral part of life today in the form of the stories and places that make up our national identity. Heritage projects include, but are not limited to natural, built and cultural locations of significance which must be preserved for current and future generations. 8. Disaster Recovery: Natural disasters like fires, droughts, floods and violent storms occur all too frequently. Man-made disasters such as oil-spills can also cause significant damage to our natural environment. We run projects in times of need all in the name of disaster recovery.

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