Volunteering

Last updated on 29 May 2017 

Bush Heritage are experiencing extremely high levels of volunteer applications at present and we are not accepting any new expressions of interest. Thank you for your patience whilst we review and interview all current applications and we encourage you to check back on the website again soon. 

In the meantime take a look at some of the opportunities to visit our reserves for day trips, camping or organised tours.

We have a very active volunteer program with over 700 people currently supporting the work we do.

Photo by volunteer Jerzy Lipinski.
Photo by volunteer Jerzy Lipinski.
Generally our reserves are very, very remote but some are within one to three hours of a major centre. Remote placements require a commitment of at least one week and other reserves a full weekend. Day and half day placements are rare on Bush Heritage Reserves. However our Scottsdale Reserve located 40 minutes south of Canberra offers day placements regularly.

Our Melbourne Conservation Supporter Centre offers volunteer roles including data entry, general administration and project work and from time to time we offer a limited number of home-based volunteer opportunities.

Supporters on Ethabuka Reserve at dusk. Photo Katrina Blake.
Supporters on Ethabuka Reserve at dusk. Photo Katrina Blake.
Before applying for a volunteer role it's important to ask yourself:

  • Do you have regular email access?
  • If you’d like to volunteer on our reserves, do you have your own reliable transport (4WD is required for some reserve access)?
  • Do you have remote travel experience?
  • Do you have an interest in land management activities such as weed control, fence removal or revegetation?
  • Do you have a good level of physical fitness (required for many reserve-based opportunities)?
  • Are you able to commit to remote volunteer placements (most require a commitment of at least one week)?

See our volunteering frequently asked questions (FAQs) page for more details.

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