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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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The Wonderful Workers of the Great South West Walk

14 May 2015

The contribution volunteers make to Victoria’s parks is being acknowledged during National Volunteer Week, 11-17 May. One of the most outstanding groups is the Friends of the Great South West Walk, a 250km trail in the southwest coastal corner of Victoria, and one of the longest in the state. This…

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What's on for May in Albert Park

1 May 2015 - 31 May 2015

A wide variety of events are held at Albert Park throughout the year. Events range from fun runs and sporting tournaments to other community events. See the full calendar here.

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Wilsons Prom Hooded Plovers Naturewise Experience

20 May 2015 8:30am - 22 May 2015 5:30pm

Help the endangered Hooded Plover population. Since 2006, BirdLife Australia has been working with volunteers, land managers and beach users to recover the Eastern Hooded Plover population. Activities including Hooded Plover habitat restoration removing sea spurge and marine debris form nesting plover beaches. We will also be monitoring bird activity…

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Little Desert Discovery Naturewise Experience

25 May 2015 8:00am - 28 May 2015 6:00pm

Join Conservation Volunteers and Parks Victoria and make a big difference at Little Desert! You will undertake important research through remote camera monitoring and other hands-on conservation activities. You will also learn about the endangered Mallefowl recovery program and encounter a range of native wildlife species held at the Little…

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Bandicoot Night Watch

28 May 2015 5:30pm-10:00pm

Woodlands Historic Park comes to life at dusk with kangaroos, wallabies, possums and other wildlife springing into action.We will be looking out for the Eastern Barred Bandicoots and learning about the program to save them from extinction. We start the evening with a light dinner under the stars before heading…