Most Australian volunteer programs also offer great incentives for volunteers, such as friendly working hours and accommodation. And let’s not forget the wonderful weather, unique wildlife, and tons of interesting things to do and see.
Finding volunteer work in Australia is pretty easy. There are several non-profit organizations looking for great volunteers. Like with any volunteer program, it’s important to something that is a good fit to your needs and skills set.
Once you’ve identified the non-profit organizations that’s right for you, you can contact them directly via the GivingWay website, and ask for any additional info that will help you make sure that your volunteer trip is an unforgettable success.
January is without a doubt the best time to volunteer in Australia. During this time of the year, the country is going through summer, so if you’re coming from another warm season, you won’t have to adjust to the cold, and if you’re coming from cold weather, you can enjoy some warm weather!
Volunteers require a valid Australian visa to enter the country (unless they are Australian or a New Zealand citizen, who can apply for a visa upon arrival in Australia). A tourist visa allows you to volunteer (but expressly forbids paid work). You can apply for a tourist visa at your nearest Australian Embassy or Consulate.
Once in the country, you can essentially live on under 80 AUD a day (as long as you are reasonably thrifty).
As for language, you are going to find it easy since pretty much everyone in the country speaks English.