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Volunteering

Over 1,000 people actively support our work as volunteers.

Due to the ongoing uncertainty of COVID-19, volunteer positions have been limited in 2021. For information on the potential to volunteer in 2022, please contact Katie on 0436 020 012

Thanks for your support and patience. We hope to be accepting registrations to volunteer with us again in 2022.

Most of our volunteer placements are very remote.

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

The video below will give you an insight into volunteering with us at a remote reserve.

Gecko on a volunteer shirt. Photo by volunteer Jerzy Lipinski.

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

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 to engage volunteers.

Meet the Volunteer Advisory Committee > >

Members of our Volunteer Advisory Committee.

Volunteer photo competition

For several years we've run an annual photo competition for our volunteers, with winners selected by ambassador Steve Parish, OAM, and announced in National Volunteer Week. The competition encourages everyone to take more photos when out on our reserves and provides an insight into the volunteer experience.

Results from the 2021 Volunteer Photo Competition > >

Female White-winged Fairy Wren. Photo by volunteer, Mark Davidson.