We appreciate how much our volunteers help our environment! 

Our native plants and animals and our agricultural industries all benefit greatly from the understanding, advocacy and conservation efforts of volunteers. Volunteers also get many benefits including enjoying nature, healthy activity and feeling good about contributing to the environment.

South East local Tiffany Miegel said she enjoyed her volunteering experience and would encourage others to get involved with environmental volunteering. "I had never seen a Spiny Cray before so it was great to learn more about their plight and also to meet other volunteers. The staff from Natural Resources South East are really helpful and fun to work with” she said.

There are many ways to get involved with looking after our environment; from joining a community group or not-for-profit organisation, participating at one-off events or helping out at a community-run natural resource centre. If you would like to volunteer, please complete our volunteer expression of interest form. We are committed to helping our volunteers - read more in our Volunteer Statement of Commitment.

With so many 'Friends of' groups in our region and other environmental and conservation community groups looking for volunteers; why not subscribe to our fortnightly volunteer enews titled 'hop to it'. This list all the upcoming volunteering opportunities in our region.

Current Natural Resources South East specific opportunities

Natural Resources South East has specific activities that require volunteer assistance or where volunteers are welcome to participate. Below are some of the types of work we do and the activities that are part of that. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator on 08 87351177 or complete the expression of interest form to register your interest. The below events are subject to availability and resourcing.

On park works:


Trail maintenance

Tree planting

Bird Surveys:

Orange Bellied parrot

Mallee Fowls

Citizen science:

Frog census

Weedy sea dragon

flora and fauna counts

Palaeontology Project


Marine debris

Reef watch

Seed Processing

Sustainable Agriculture


Further information

How to promote your volunteer event fact sheet