We have a very active volunteer program with over 700 people currently supporting our work.

Photo by volunteer Jerzy Lipinski.
Photo by volunteer Jerzy Lipinski.
Most of our reserves are very remote but some are within 1 to 3 hours of a major centre. Remote placements require a commitment of at least 1 week and other reserves a full weekend. Day and half-day placements are rare, but our Scottsdale Reserve (40 minutes south of Canberra) offers day placements regularly.

Our head office in the Melbourne CBD offers volunteer roles including data entry, general administration and project work. From time-to-time we offer a limited number of home-based volunteer opportunities.

Registering your interest

Supporters on Ethabuka Reserve at dusk. Photo Katrina Blake.
Supporters on Ethabuka Reserve at dusk. Photo Katrina Blake.
We don't accept new volunteer applications during summer, as we don't place new volunteers in the field during this period due to the extremes and dangers associated with summer weather. Volunteer applications will be re-opened in 2019.

Meanwhile, while volunteer applications are closed, there are still several reserves you can visit for self-guided day trips.

Sign up for our email bulletins to be reminded when the applications have re-opened or follow us on social media.

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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?

Volunteer advisory committee

Members of our Volunteer Advisory Committee

In 2016 we launched a Volunteer Advisory Committee – a team of self-nominated volunteers from across the nation tasked with providing a volunteer voice in the review of systems and processes.

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

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