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Volunteers at Braeside 

Volunteering in parks is a great way to get involved in our natural environment. There are many benefits of volunteering such as learning more about plants and wildlife, gaining new skills, being in the outdoors and socialising.

Research has shown that volunteering, especially with nature, is great for your mind, body and spirit – Healthy Parks Healthy People.

Volunteers are involved in a range of activities such as:

  • seed collecting and plant propagation
  • fencing and garden bed maintenance
  • litter collection
  • GPS monitoring and data collection
  • track inspections
  • research and survey work
  • communication and awareness raising
  • providing visitor information and guided walks

Current programs

Campground host volunteer program

Volunteering as a campground host is a fantastic way to see our magnificent parks while at the same time providing a valuable service to other...

Conservation Volunteers Australia

Conservation Volunteers Australia run a number of volunteer programs in parks. Some are listed below and you can find a full list on their...

Hawkweed eradication program

Each summer Parks Victoria, the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources and Falls Creek Resort Management operate a program to eradicate Hawkweeds from...

Kookaburra awards

Held every second year, the Kookaburra Awards seek to: Recognise and honour individuals and groups who have made an outstanding voluntary contribution to the Victorian...

Sea Search

Sea Search The Sea Search program is a great way to learn and explore the marine environment while collecting important information on its health and...

Volunteer Track Ranger Program

Track Rangers are volunteers who walk and camp along popular tracks during peak holidays providing a presence by Parks Victoria in key visitation areas...

Further information about volunteering with Parks Victoria is available from the Volunteer Park Note or by calling 13 1963.

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.

 I can do that