Volunteering

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

Due to the ongoing uncertainty with COVID-19, volunteer positions will continue to be limited throughout 2021. Please register your interest and we’ll be in touch.

We don’t accept applications for placements during the summer period as there are reduced opportunities due to the increased threat of fire, flood and extreme temperatures in our remote locations.

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

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

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. For more information about volunteering on Scottsdale, contact [email protected].

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.