employment - positions vacant

At Conservation Volunteers we believe that we should offer everyone an opportunity to be involved in managing and protecting a healthy and sustainable environment. If you share that vision and would like to make a critical contribution to seeing it achieved, then consider joining our team of passionate and enthusiatic staff.

As a team, we make it possible for thousands of volunteers, both local and international, to join us every year to help plant thousands of trees, clear hectares of weeds, improve river health, save endangered species and protect our cultural heritage.

As a not-for-profit organisation we make use of various options to make our package as attractive as possible, but we also acknowledge that the people who join us do it for more than the money - it is about using your particular qualifications and skills to make a real difference.

For more information on any of these vacancies, email employment@cva.org.au  

Read the story of a Team Leader

Aimee Silla - Fauna Conservationist
Jono McPhail - Land Conservationist


A Team leader is responsible for the safety. welfare and supervision of volunteers, ensuring that they enjoy a positive experience whilst working within the boundaries of occupational health and safety requirements on practical conservation projects for the betterment of the Australian environment. 

Even if there is not a position listed below which is available in your area, we welcome the receipt of your application which will be kept on file in case a position does arise in the future.

Position Description- Team leader

Position Description - Casual Team Leader

Applications for available positions, or networking applications for other areas, addressing the Key Selection Criteria which can be found in the Position Descriptions above, plus resume, and a copy of Driver's licence and Senior First Aid, should be forwarded to employment@cva.org.au 

If after reading the Team Leader Position Description at the top of this page you would like to register your interest in a role as a Team Leader for positions which may arise in the future , please send your resume to: employment@cva.org.au with your Name and Location in the subject line of your email.


tidbinbilla volunteer interpreter program support officer – canberra

The VIP Support Officer will assist the Volunteer Interpreter Program (VIP) Manager with the development, management and operation of the Volunteer Interpreter Program. This includes maintaining communication with volunteers, project partners and trainers, coordinating the volunteer roster, supervising of volunteers in the field, attending volunteer meetings and social events, maintaining volunteer equipment and resources, maintaining project records on database, coordinating and running of training sessions and assisting with recruitment of new volunteers (advertising, screening, info sessions, selection).

VIP’s peak operations take place over weekends, public holidays and school holidays; accordingly a staff rotation is required to ensure adequate staffing at these times.

For success in this role you will need understanding of Work Place Health and Safety policies and procedures, excellent people management and training skills, good organizational skills and the ability to complete simple reports in a timely manner.

In addition to the starting salary, a fully maintained vehicle available for private use, 9.5% superannuation, 17.5% annual leave loading and the option to salary package will be offered. A mobile telephone will also be provided for business purposes.

Position Description - Tidbinbilla Volunteer Interpreter Program Support Officer

Applications consisting of resume and response to the Key Selection Criteria are to be received at employment@cva.org.au no later than Sunday, August 31.

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