We can't do it without you!
Volunteers at the Nature Parks help us protect nature for wildlife and inspire others to act. We have a broad range of opportunities for volunteers who love our island as much as we do. Volunteers work directly with Nature Parks staff in a variety of areas including:
- Visitor experience
- Threatened species
- Propagation and Revegetation
- Historical research
- Environmental Research
If you choose to volunteer with us, our opportunities provide rewarding experiences, with the chance to contribute to meaningful conservation outcomes. Volunteers work directly with the Nature Parks, helping in roles from visitor experience, threatened species monitoring, re-vegetation, administration and more.
Current Volunteers click here for resources and useful links!
How do I apply to volunteer?
Click here to read about our opportunities and fill in an application form.
Who can become a volunteer?
Phillip Island Nature Parks welcomes anyone to volunteer with us. Each role has different requirements and commitments, and our Volunteer Coordinator is happy to discuss the options to find a role that suits you. Many of our roles have flexibility to accommodate your requirements. We welcome volunteers who:
- Have disabilities
- Are required to volunteer under Centrelink Mutual Obligations
- Are all ages
- Are culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD)
- Identify as LGBTQIA+
- Identify as being First Nations
All volunteers are required to:
- Complete our Induction and training, either online or face-to-face
- Obtain a free Volunteer's Working with Children's Check. Employee checks and VIT registration are also accepted. (over 18yrs)
What are the benefits of volunteering?
Nature Parks volunteers have the opportunity to contribute to both their community and our conservation outcomes by becoming members of our team. Many of our roles have a strong social aspect either in the form of talking with our visitors or working with our close knit volunteer teams. Volunteers also gain access to the same discounts and benefits as staff, including free admission to our sites, staff meals rates and access to converge our employee assistance program. We also celebrate our volunteer team at a number of events through the year, culminating in our big celebration for National Volunteer week.
How do I get stared?
Take a look at our role descriptions and see what your are interested in! From here you can fill out our application form, or reach out to have a chat with our Volunteer Coordinator. Once you have filled out the application form you will be able to use the My Impact system. Here you can see what opportunities are available, sign up for information or induction sessions, and start participating in our online learning modules. Once you have chosen a role, typically volunteers start with an information session to make sure it is the right fit for them, followed by a role induction with a staff member. From here you can either get started right away, or let the volunteer liaison know you are ready for a buddy shift! Some roles, such as the Churchill Island Farm Assistants, or the Eastern Barred Bandicoot Assistants have a trial period, to make sure this role is a good fit for you and the animals involved.
For all inquiries about volunteering or to seek alternatives to our online application process, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com or 0437 476 833.