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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  


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Aimee Silla - Fauna Conservationist
Jono McPhail - Land Conservationist


Positions Vacant

Green Army Supervisor - Atherton QLD
Contract Position 6 months Full time

The Green Army is an Australian Government initiative that supports local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia. Conservation Volunteers is proud to be a provider for this program.  

We are seeking to employ Supervisors who will be responsible for the safety, welfare, training and supervision of Green Army participants aged 17 – 24, working on conservation projects throughout Australia. 

Corridors connecting Mabi Forest through community partnerships - This project will protect and conserve threatened species and ecological threatened community by enhancing existing Mabi Forest sites through managing invasive declared weed species of national significance, implementing small biodiverse plantings in strategic locations, and strengthening existing connecting corridors. Project due to commence mid-September. 

To apply: Complete the application form below, including resume and section addressing the Key Selection Criteria available on the Position Description clearly stating the location of the position for which you are applying.
Applications close Sunday August 17, 2015.

Green Army Supervisor - Tully QLD
Contract Position 6 months Full time

The Green Army is an Australian Government initiative that supports local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia. Conservation Volunteers is proud to be a provider for this program.  

We are seeking to employ Supervisors who will be responsible for the safety, welfare, training and supervision of Green Army participants aged 17 – 24, working on conservation projects throughout Australia. 

Cassowary Habitat Connections - Foreshore to Forest. The project will increase the area and condition of vegetation linkage from the foreshore to the Lowland Rainforest enabling the Southern Cassowary to safely transverse the area to forage for seasonal fruits and interbreed. The weed control and revegetation of foreshore, coastal wetland, littoral and lowland rainforest areas will contribute to the ongoing health of the ecosystems.

To apply: Complete the application form below, including resume and section addressing the Key Selection Criteria available on the Position Description clearly stating the location of the position for which you are applying.
Applications close Sunday August 16, 2015.

Environmental Trainer - Wollongong NSW
Contract Position until June 2017

In the Trainer role you will be responsible for delivering and assessing nationally accredited qualifications and units of competency. The ability to work effectively in a team with other CVA staff will ensure that training is a real source of benefit for our volunteers and participants.

For success in this role, the Trainer must possess the Certificate IV Training and Assessment (TAE40110) and have demonstrated experience in training and assessment in conservation and land management. 

Applications, addressing the Key Selection Criteria, available in the Position Description, and resume, are to be received via the application form by Sunday August 16, 2015.

Green Army Supervisor - Mount Barker WA
Contract Position 6 months Full time with the possibility of extension

The Green Army is an Australian Government initiative that supports local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia. Conservation Volunteers is proud to be a provider for this program.  

We are seeking to employ Supervisors who will be responsible for the safety, welfare, training and supervision of Green Army participants aged 17 – 24, working on conservation projects throughout Australia. 

Protecting Oyster Harbour Catchment Biodiversity through Weed Control - This project aims to improve the condition of existing remnant vegetation, and increase the connectivity between areas of existing vegetation through strategic weed control, revegetation, and fencing on both public, and private land.

To apply: Complete the application form below, including resume and section addressing the Key Selection Criteria available on the Position Description clearly stating the location of the position for which you are applying.
Applications close Sunday August 9, 2015.

Project Officer - Western Sydney NSW
Contract Position 12 months Full time with the possibility of extension

The Project Officer to be responsible for the promotion, coordination and implementation of Conservation Volunteers projects within the Western Sydney region.

We are looking for someone with experience in managing and developing partnerships, experience in delivering conservation or natural resource management activities and experience with managing and recruiting volunteers. This interesting and varied role will involve liaising with a wide range of project partners to organize projects and logistics as well as recruiting and leading volunteers on practical conservation projects to achieve on-ground outcomes. 

Applications consisting of cover letter, resume and response to the Key Selection Criteria (available in the Position Description) are to be received via the application form by Sunday August 9, 2015.


Program Support Officer - Traralgon VIC
Contract Position 12 months Full time with the possibility of extension

The Program Support Officer to be responsible for the promotion, coordination and implementation of Conservation Volunteers projects within the Western Sydney region.

We are seeking someone who is an all-rounder with the ability to provide administration support and field leadership. The Program Support Officer uses well developed administrative skills to coordinate the day to day needs of the office including the provision of administrative support to the Regional Manager and office based assistance to field staff working on conservation projects. This position will require someone who will also be able to lead conservation teams for projects in the field two days a week.

Applications consisting of cover letter, resume and response to the Key Selection Criteria (available in the Position Description) are to be received via the application form by Sunday August 9, 2015.

Green Army Supervisor - Townsville QLD
Contract Position 6 months Full time

The Green Army is an Australian Government initiative that supports local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia. Conservation Volunteers is proud to be a provider for this program.  

We are seeking to employ Supervisors who will be responsible for the safety, welfare, training and supervision of Green Army participants aged 17 – 24, working on conservation projects throughout Australia. 

The project will focus on several existing and regularly maintained Landcare sites throughout the Townsville region, extending to the Mount Stuart Range, the Ross River and adjoining tributaries flowing to the Great Barrier Reef. The project objectives are to restore ecological connectivity within this catchment area, by linking Green Corridors throughout the Townsville region by means of revegetation of native species and removal of invasive species at Landcare sites situated adjacent to the Ross River and adjoining tributaries. Participants will have the opportunity to undertake land management activities, including integrated weed control and local provenance plantings on freshwater and coastal ecosystems.

To apply: Complete the application form below, including resume and section addressing the Key Selection Criteria available on the Position Description clearly stating the location of the position for which you are applying.
Applications close Sunday August 2, 2015.

Team Leader - Darwin NT
Contract Position 6 months Part time (0.8 EFT)

The team leader is responsible for the safety, welfare and supervision of volunteers doing practical conservation work, ensuring our volunteers enjoy a positive project experience whilst working within the boundaries of occupational health and safety requirements.

For success in this role you will need knowledge and experience in the application of Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures, sound knowledge of practical terrestrial conservation activities, excellent people management and training skills, good organizational skills and the ability to complete simple reports in a timely manner. 

A Light Rigid Driver’s license is essential for this position

Position Description - Team Leader

Applications consisting of cover letter, resume and response to the Key Selection Criteria (available in the Position Description) are to be received via the application form by Sunday August 2, 2015.  

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Partnership Development Officer - Perth WA
Part time position with potential to become full time in 6-12 months

The Partnership Development Officer is responsible for developing and organising business development opportunities in Perth. This role will work with the Business Development Department and assist the State Manager to develop more revenue through partnerships, donations, fundraisers and volunteering events.

We are looking for someone who has experience in business development, proven sales and marketing skills, with proven ability to build and maintain partnerships. Established report writing skills and experience in developing professional marketing material are essential to the role. 


Applications consisting of cover letter, resume and response to the Key Selection Criteria (available in the Position Description) are to be received via the application form by Friday July 31, 2015.

*Previous applicants need not reapply.


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