Find out what our Oyster volunteers have said about their time as conservation volunteers in Australia from these reviews.
” Life in Australia is going really great at the moment! The weather was a bit wet when I first arrived but the sun is out now and I’m getting a nice tan! I’ve been working on beaches every day this week doing different things – pruning, dune brushing, dune matting, weeding, planting amongst other things! Everyone is great and the project leaders on site are all very knowledgeable and I’ve learnt a lot about the local wildlife and the difference between native/not native plants and the importance of both.”
Alana Giles, 4 weeks May 2017
“I really enjoyed my time on the project, met some cracking people and learnt a lot”
Zoe Seiffert, 2 weeks October 2016
“Everything is going great. First week there were no other overseas students but despite that I absolutely loved it. The team made me feel at home. It’s amazing how warm and welcoming they are. Last Friday a boy from Germany came and yesterday we welcomed two more people. Our overseas volunteer family is growing. We do get along well. The weather has been wonderful.”
Nicole Kusheff, 4 weeks May 2016
“Just completed my first day! We spent the day at a wildlife centre doing various jobs to free up the staff there to get on with looking after the animals – my job? Cleaning the kangaroo enclosure of 100 kangaroos worth of poo! Digging up agapanthus by the beach tomorrow and will be rubbish collecting too.Glorious weather and meeting lots of lovely local volunteers as well as the internationals.
Barbara Boylan, 3 weeks February 2016
“I loved Australia, the climate, people and flora and fauna. We basically removed various invasive plants for two weeks, mostly Scottish! Enjoyed working with the locals and doing the work.”
Catrina MacLeod, 4 weeks January 2016
“The time I have spent here so far has been great – even with the endless weeding! I have ended up with a great group of people and I’m am really enjoying myself. I look forward to flying to Perth this weekend for my final two weeks in Australia. I will staying at an away camp at Margaret River for most of the first week working on wetlands management before spending the second week in Freemantle.”
Sofie Bannister, 4 weeks November 2015
“I enjoyed my 2 months in Cairns and I am very grateful for your help in getting me into the program. The people I met and the many new friends I made was a real highlight.”