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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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All aboard the Vaughan Mineral Springs Reserve miniature train this Father’s Day

27 Aug 2014

Vaughan Springs has had some special attention lately from the Friends of Vaughan Springs together with Parks Victoria. The Open Day is planned for Sunday 7 September where visitors can enjoy the peaceful surroundings and ride the historic train. The Friends of Vaughan Springs recently reformed with the view to…

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Grampians Conservation Explorer

1 Sep 2014 8:30am - 4 Sep 2014 5:30pm

We will take you behind the scenes on this exclusive, small group adventure as you work alongside a Parks Victoria Ranger to 'track and protect' the elusive Brush-tailed Phascogales, which are on Victoria's threatened species list. You will sample some of the region's best wines, see ancient Aboriginal rock art…

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Heart Foundation Walking - Park Walk

2 Sep 2014 10:00am-11:00am

Enjoy the fresh air of this beautiful park and get an insight into the park’s fascinating history, flora and fauna. This free guided walk run by Friends of Tarra Bulga National Park will lead you across the famous Corrigan Suspension Bridge which stretches through the rainforest canopy, and on either…

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The Melbourne Mega Bat Count

3 Sep 2014

The Grey-headed Flying-fox is the largest flying-fox (also known as a fruit bat) species in Australia. Each month the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology conduct the monthly bat count at Yarra Bend Park at dusk on the Wednesday evening closest to the risen full moon. This data is critical…

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Westerfolds parkrun

6 Sep 2014 8:00am-9:00am

parkrun is free, weekly, 5km timed run that is open to everyone - walkers, runners, families and dogs are all welcome! Westerfolds parkrun occurs every Saturday morning. We're based near the main carpark off the Fitzsimons Lane entrance, and the course is run entirely on sealed paths within the park.