Last updated 16 Jan 2018 

Photo by volunteer Jerzy Lipinski.
Photo by volunteer Jerzy Lipinski.
Bush Heritage does not accept volunteer applications over the summer months. This is due to very limited summer opportunities being available because of extremes of heat, flood and bushfire. 

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.

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.

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.

Volunteer advisory committee

In 2016 we launched the Bush Heritage 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 and who support the development of new and inspiring opportunities that further champion Bush Heritage’s Volunteer Program.

Summer newsletter