Volunteering - Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate - Environment


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Become a volunteer

Volunteering is a great way to make a difference, learn more about the region, get outdoors, stay fit and meet new people.

Whether you can spare two hours a year, or make a regular monthly commitment, there are many ways to volunteer in the Canberra region to support natural resource management activities.

Volunteers contribute in many ways such as tree planting, seed collecting, weed spraying, woody weed removal, surveying, monitoring, administration, community awareness raising, events management, and newsletter writing. You can volunteer for your local reserve or the wider ACT and region.

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Working with landcare volunteers

The ACT landcare community is a strongly engaged volunteer, not-for-profit and rural community with an active Landcare and ParkCare movement.

Over the past 25 years, more than 45 Landcare and ParkCare groups have been working across ACT nature reserves, national parks, urban parks and open spaces. Hundreds of other regular volunteers undertake environmental monitoring and critical land management activities.

These groups provide an opportunity for eager and enthusiastic volunteers of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to become involved in Natural Resource Management (NRM) activities including tree planting, weed control, environmental monitoring and erosion control.

The ACT Government, through ACT Natural Resource Management (ACT NRM) and ACT Parks and Conservation Service, work closely with the community and organisations such as Greening Australia and the ACT Catchment Groups - Ginninderra, Molonglo and Southern ACT - to manage the biodiversity and resilience of our landscapes and support our landcare community.