I WANT to do some vol­un­teer­ing work with my 16year-old son in Aus­tralia for about a week – some­thing that’s not too ex­pen­sive. Could you sug­gest any des­ti­na­tions or or­gan­i­sa­tions?

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DOC: Check out Con­ser­va­tion Vol­un­teers ( con­ser­va­tion­vol­un­teers. com.au), which of­fers Eco Es­capes com­bin­ing the op­por­tu­nity to get in­volved in wildlife con­ser­va­tion.

Their small group ad­ven­tures range from one day to two weeks, are led by park rangers or ex­perts and of­fer hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties for 50 to 70 per cent of your trip. They op­er­ate from ev­ery state and in­clude time on guided walks, vis­it­ing na­tional parks, wildlife view­ing and ed­u­ca­tional chats.

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