Volunteering

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

To ensure the restricted mass gatherings and physical distancing directions of the Victorian Chief Health Officer are adhered to, all volunteering, education and guided walks programs have been suspended until further notice. This includes individual participation as part of community or environmental group on Parks Victoria’s estate.

Whilst we appreciate the enormous contribution volunteers make to the conservation and protection of nature, the message is clear – you must stay home. Currently there are only four reasons to leave your house. For food and supplies that you need. For exercise. For medical care and care giving. And for work and education – if necessary.


‘Insights into Nature’ Webinar Series

While we are staying at home to help slow the spread of coronavirus, Parks Victoria has developed a series of webinars for volunteers and the broader community called Insights into Nature.

These webinars will be recorded and be made available to view after the event. Click on the topic title below to view the recording on YouTube.

Schedule

Date Topic  Presenter 
Wednesday 13 May  Discover Australia's Volunteer Landscape  Sara Sterling
Sector Development Manger
Volunteer Victoria
 
Wednesday 27 May

Science for Conservation Benefits; Overview of bushfire impacts, response and recovery of 2019/2020

Warning: This video contains content about the 2019/20 bushfires and may cause distress to some viewers.

Dr Mark Norman
Chief Conservation Scientist
Parks Victoria
 
Wednesday 10 June Discover Victoria's Heritage Places  Dr Kim Wilson and Paul Roser
Historic Heritage Team
Parks Victoria
 
Wednesday 24 June Explore Victoria's Underwater Parks  Mark Rodrigue
Statewide leader Marine and Coastal Environments
Parks Victoria
 

Presentations are free and everyone is welcome to attend.

The series start on Wednesday 13 May, 10:30 am – 12 noon and will run fortnightly. Presentations will go for an hour with questions following.

Register now to attend.

Once registered, participants will receive a link with information on how to attend online.

See the webinar series schedule (PDF) or email volunteer@parks.vic.gov.au for more information.


Volunteer in Victoria's parks 

Volunteering in parks is a great way to contribute to conserving Victoria’s special places. The many personal benefits of volunteering include learning more about plants and wildlife, gaining new skills, being in the outdoors, improving health and well being and meeting new friends. Time spent in nature also reduces stress and promotes physical wellbeing.

Discover hundreds of exciting volunteer opportunities around Victoria and learn about groups working in your local area. There are volunteer activities for every age group, skill and ability type. Join a regular group or just participate occasionally. You can volunteer for a huge range of activities, including:

  • improving habitats for wildlife
  • learning how to propagate plants and collect seeds
  • taking photos of endangered species and habitats
  • providing visitor information along popular tracks and campgrounds
  • providing interpretation and guided walks

 

Register to become an official Parks Victoria volunteer by creating a user account and volunteer profile with details about your interests, skills, and contact information. With ParkConnect, you can look for volunteer opportunities that match your interest or location, join an activity or group, plan a volunteer group activity and record and celebrate your achievements.

 


Vision for the future

To find out about the future of volunteering at Parks Victoria download the Volunteering in Parks Strategic Plan.

 

 

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