For a world in which people and nature flourish together


Healthy Planet, Healthy People Initiative


Happiness, vitality, and life satisfaction are strongly associated with a connection to nature. The Healthy Planet, Healthy People Initiative, supported by the Bupa Foundation, draws on current research to design opportunities for people to connect with, and act for nature.

Actively ensuring the future of generations to come

This page is a gateway for Bupa staff, their families and local communities to access formal and informal volunteering opportunities across the country.

Nature back in balance

How can you make a difference?

Mingle face-to-face at an organised event

Feel like stepping out and meeting some new faces while connecting with nature? Check out our latest opportunities to volunteer and register to attend.

Experience an organised event
Stopping litter from the source

Fight ocean pollution with the Litter Stopper App

Using this handy app, we can tackle one of the world's most solvable environmental challenges - ocean litter. Join a movement of people around Australia working to address the issue ⎻ from the sea all the way back to the source.

Be a Litter Stopper
From the tiniest bug to the biggest beast, nature is all around us

Bring out your inner David Attenborough and explore your surroundings

Amp up your wildlife spotting skills and contribute to nature research either online or in nature, from wherever you live!

Become a Citizen Scientist

In your own backyard

You don't need to go far to make a difference for your environment. You can create your own little piece of backyard biodiversity easily and welcome in native birds, butterflies and bees. Easily create your own little piece of nature and welcome in native birds, butterflies and biodiversity.

Design Your Own Nature Block

Find the best native plants for your space

Head to your local plant nursery or government website's environmental page under 'native plants' to find out more.

Learn more about natives
Nestboxes Australia

Create a home for a critter

Building a nest is easier than you think with these purpose-built, construct-in-two-minute boxes. Will one of them soon be home to a lucky creature near you?

Buy a nest box
She said what?

Follow us on Social Media

Do you dabble in social media? The door is open for you to join our online community of followers ⎻ come on in and be part of the conversation.

Check out our digital community

What has your experience been like so far?

Have you experienced volunteering with us? We're curious to know what it's like so we can make your experience the best it can be.

Take our 1-minute survey and let us know.

Have a suggestion?

No matter where you are and how much time you have to spare, we want to make it easy and enjoyable to take action for nature.

So if you have a question or a suggestion for something you'd like to see on this page, we'd love to hear from you.