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.
Other ways to volunteer
There are also many other community groups and organisations that provide opportunities to volunteer and help look after Victoria’s parks and bays.
For example, you can volunteer with:
For a more detailed listing of volunteer opportunities in Victoria, visit I can do that - Victoria's volunteering portal, an online community and information resource for Victorian volunteers and volunteering organisations.
Vision for the future
To find out about the future of volunteering at Parks Victoria download the Volunteering in Parks Strategic Plan.