Volunteer support

Volunteer celebration at Urrbrae wetlands

2018 volunteer celebrations at Urrbrae Wetlands. Photo: Darren Williams. See more pictures in the image gallery.

Our volunteer support team offers advice and support to environmental volunteers. The team helps build skills and knowledge, as well as encourages and inspires volunteers to continue the important work they do. Support is provided in a range of areas, including:

  • project management and planning
  • connecting groups with Traditional Owners
  • assisting to sustain and develop groups to reach their full potential
  • recruiting and retaining members, including welcoming new volunteers
  • safeguarding volunteer safety
  • grants and funding
  • technical on-ground advice.

Take a look at the range of groups we currently support in the region: northern, southern, central and Fleurieu.

If you want to get involved just let us know and we’ll get you in touch.


We offer free training to AMLR environmental volunteers throughout the year. Topics include first aid, OHSW, project management and a range of practical on-ground activities and environmental conservation skills. If your group has specific training needs please email us or phone 8273 9100.

Start a new volunteer group

If something needs doing, but nobody's doing it yet... be the first! You can start your own volunteer group and we can help!

We offer advice, insurance and occasional financial assistance to get new groups within this region off the ground - all you need to do is get in touch via email or phone 8273 9100.

Volunteer grants

Funding can be a game-changer for volunteer groups. That is why we offer annual environment grants to help volunteer community groups and individuals, school and preschools develop projects which protect our natural resources and promote sustainable living.  

Volunteer insurance

Volunteers working on government-owned land (parks, reserves) and projects managed by the Department for Environment and Water are automatically covered by the department's insurance.

Environmental volunteers operating off government-owned land within this region are entitled to free government accident and public liability insurance. Download the insurance application form and the volunteer insurance fact sheet.

Work health and safety

Volunteers working on parks, reserves and projects managed and insured through the department are required to use its work, health and safety measures. Our team can assist you to understand and use these forms to record safety information.  

Environmental volunteers operating off government-owned land within the region, can purchase a safety management system via the In Safe Hands Toolkit, developed and made available by Conservation Volunteers Australia.

All community groups are encouraged to adopt these simple measures to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment. Contact our Volunteer Support team for more information.

Keep up to date

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Subscribe to this newsletter to find out the latest volunteering opportunities, interesting environmental stories, volunteer achievements, case studies, upcoming events, grants, training and more. We also have a Facebook page, which provides regular updates and information of interest to volunteers.

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