Volunteers play a major role in natural resource management (NRM) in the SA Murray-Darling Basin region. Their contribution of time, energy, expertise, equipment and resources is extremely valuable and underpins the sustainable management of our region's natural resources.

Volunteering is a rewarding experience for people of all ages. Volunteers make new friends, learn new things, have fun and keep fit – all in the beautiful surroundings of the SA Murray-Darling Basin!

Natural Resources, SA Murray-Darling Basin has developed a volunteer strategy to increase the contribution of, and support for, NRM volunteering in the region. To achieve this aim, the following objectives have been identified:

  • improve recognition and acknowledgment of volunteer contributions and skills
  • increase recruitment of new volunteers
  • ensure effective communication between volunteers and other stakeholders
  • provide adequate funding to support volunteer programs
  • ensure the safety and well being of NRM volunteers
  • establish effective management and governance systems for volunteer programs
  • develop knowledge and skills of volunteers and volunteer managers
  • ensure technical support is available to volunteers.

There are many opportunities to get involved as a volunteer and a range of programs to ensure volunteers are supported and recognised for their valuable work.

NRM Volunteer Small Grants

The NRM Volunteer Small Grants support the efforts of volunteers in the SA Murray-Darling Basin who are working to protect and restore the environment and natural resources of our region. The grants are aimed at community volunteer groups and can be used for whatever the groups need to make their work safer, more effective, or more enjoyable!

A call for grant applications opened 5 March 2018 and closes on 5.00pm ACT on Wednesday 4 April 2018.

The guidelines and application form can be found in the related links below.

For further information please contact Danielle Packer, 8580 1800 or email danielle.packer@sa.gov.au

Related links

More information

  • Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin
    110A Mannum Road, Murray Bridge SA 5253
    08 8532 9100