It's a great way to help!
Bush Heritage volunteers give generously of their skills, experience and time to be part of a solution for the Australian environment. Without volunteer support and commitment, we could not have achieved what we have to date, nor be able to plan for an even bolder future.
Thinking of volunteering?
Do you have a passion for conservation? Are you after experience with a national organisation that manages land of outstanding conservation value? Are you looking for a way to give something back to the environment while stretching to see what you're capable of?
Volunteering provides a fantastic opportunity to be part of a dedicated team working to protect Australia's unique plants, animals and landscapes. It is a great way to demonstrate what you can do to make a difference.
Who can volunteer?
Volunteers perform a range of tasks to support Bush Heritage's dedicated staff in a range of conservation and other business activities. Volunteers work to support land management and infrastructure programs, donor care, administration and research. Volunteers bring a diverse range of skills, abilities and experience to our organisation.
Our volunteer positions may require particular task specific skills, training or experience. Occasionally volunteer opportunities requiring no special skills or training are offered. When volunteer positions are advertised, any prerequisites will be described in advertisements.
What do Bush Heritage volunteers do?
Volunteers are involved in a wide range of activities to support environmental strategies such as Feral Animal Control, Weed Control, and Ecological Outcomes Monitoring. Volunteers are busy on many reserves where they help maintain plant, equipment and structures such as fences, tracks and trails.
Volunteer position availability
Our volunteer program is very active and there is generally a high demand for volunteer opportunities. We appreciate the interest and support of our community and always do our best to involve volunteers in activities but cannot guarantee a volunteer place for everyone.
When we have a volunteer position available, initially information about the opportunity is emailed directly to volunteers already active in our program. If our active volunteers cannot cover the position, we will throughout the year advertise such positions as vacant and call for new volunteers with matching skills and interests.
We suggest checking our website seasonally for volunteering opportunities but skip summer as it is the period of least activity due to seasonal conditions.
People who submit volunteer applications outside of recruitment periods may be contacted with information for positions vacant in the future, but as the process is not yet automated, it is not guaranteed.
How to become a volunteer
If we are calling for new volunteers and you see a volunteer position available that might be a good match for you, please refer to the Applying for volunteer positions page for information about application and selection processes.
If you have other questions about volunteering for Bush Heritage, they may be answered on the Volunteering FAQs page.
Page Last Updated: Friday 8 March 2013