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Conservation volunteers

Park Champions offers you the opportunity to volunteer in some of Victoria’s most beautiful places. Park Champions is a partnership between Conservation Volunteers Australia and Parks Victoria. 

As a Park Champion you can volunteer one day a week in and around Melbourne or you can spend a week with a team of volunteers in some of Victoria’s most famous national parks. You could be involved in tree planting, weed removal, flora and fauna monitoring, track construction, seed collection and more

Volunteer one day a week

Volunteer and feel alive as you contribute to the health of parks in and around Melbourne, including:

  • Cheetham Wetlands
  • Yarra Bend Park
  • Woodlands Historic Park
  • Dandenong Ranges National Park
  • Braeside Park

Week-long projects

Explore and enjoy these parks when you go away with a team of volunteers to one of Victoria's famous national parks, including:

  • Great Otway National Park
  • Grampians National Park
  • Alpine National Park
  • Cape Otway Lightstation
  • Great Dividing Trail
  • Great Ocean Walk – starts in the Great Otway National Park and goes to Port Campbell National Park
  • Baw Baw National Park

It’s easy to get involved. Simply visit the Conservation Volunteers Australia's online booking system for a list of Park Champions projects and locations.

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