Volunteering

Photo by volunteer Jerzy Lipinski.
Photo by volunteer Jerzy Lipinski.
We have a very active volunteer program with over 900 people currently supporting our work. However, because we need to ensure all our volunteers are safe, adequately resourced, doing meaningful work and covered by insurance, this limits the placements available.

New placements are very limited and based on skillsets that match specific roles and requirements.

In particular demand are land management skills (weeding, tree planting, fence removal) and maintenance skills such as painting, wood work, welding or tractor operating.

Supporters on Ethabuka Reserve at dusk. Photo Katrina Blake.
Supporters on Ethabuka Reserve at dusk. Photo Katrina Blake.
Most of our reserves are very remote and most of the work that needs doing is hard and physical – such as pulling weeds or managing fencing.

There are some exceptions – Scottsdale Reserve (40 minutes south of Canberra) offers day placements regularly, our head office in the Melbourne CBD occasionally requires new volunteers for general administration and every now and then we have some home-based volunteer opportunities.

Follow the links below to register your interest.

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.