Due to changing travel advice and self-isolation requirements as a result of COVID-19, we're not accepting new volunteer applications. We don’t accept volunteer applications through the summer period (in a normal year) as there are reduced opportunities due to the increased threat of fire, flood and extreme temperatures in our remote locations.

We'll constantly be reviewing the COVID situation and will look to reopen our Volunteer Application Portal on the 1st of March 2021.

We have a very busy volunteer program with over 1,000 people actively supporting our work. 

Photo by volunteer Jerzy Lipinski.
Photo by volunteer Jerzy Lipinski.

However, placements are limited because we need to ensure all our volunteers are safe, adequately resourced, doing meaningful work and covered by insurance.

Most of our volunteer placements are very remote. 

There are some exceptions – Scottsdale Reserve (40 minutes south of Canberra) offers day placements every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and weekend placements every other month. Please contact [email protected] if you’d like to find out about volunteer opportunities on Scottsdale Reserve.

Frequently asked questions

Who can volunteer?

What do volunteers do?

What are the benefits of registering?

Why are opportunities limited?

How are people selected?

Can my children (or my dog) come too?

Can I volunteer in the summer holidays?

Are expenses reimbursed?

Are volunteers insured?

Do I need transport?

Can I buy meals?

What accommodation can I expect?

What are the challenges with remote locations?

Meet the Volunteer Advisory Committee

Members of our Volunteer Advisory Committee

Our Volunteer Advisory Committee is a team of self-nominated volunteers from across the nation. They give us a user's perspective in the review of our volunteer systems and processes.

The committee also supports the development of new and inspiring opportunities that further champion our Volunteer Program.