Bushfire Recovery Events

In the aftermath of the recent bushfires across Australia, Conservation Volunteers has been asked by the Federal Government to coordinate the national environmental volunteering response to the bushfire crisis.

We already know that the environmental damage is enormous, with millions of native animals lost, many species under threat and massive areas of habitat impacted.

Conservation Volunteers has a proven track record of getting people involved in environmental restoration action and we’re working closely with many regional and community partners in affected regions to make sure people can be involved in the recovery. We expect that we will be providing access to thousands of volunteering opportunities for the significant work needed in the weeks, months and years ahead.

You can learn more about our Bushfire Recovery and Response here.

In many areas across the country we are still in an emergency phase, whilst other areas are only beginning to assess the losses caused by bushfire and plan for recovery. Volunteering opportunities will be limited in the very short-term – but there are ways that you can help! Below are current opportunities that you can get involved in. The level of interest from the community and offers of support has been enormous. Places on events are limited, so if an event is booked out please keep an eye out for other upcoming opportunities where you can get involved.

New South Wales


Date: Saturday 14h March 2020

Come and join us in Ballina to start building much needed nesting boxes to provide shelter for possums, gliders, microbats and many other native animals. Many natural tree hollows have been lost as result of fire, nest boxes replicate these tree hollows and provide much needed shelter. We will then work with regional partners to distribute and install the nesting boxes throughout the fire affected areas.

All training and materials will be provided. There is no cost to get involved in this event.

We look forward to helping the fire affected areas and providing our wildlife new opportunities and new beginnings!

What you need to bring and wear: Snacks or lunch and a water bottle. Please wear appropriate clothing for the activity including sturdy footwear.

Volunteers under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Date: Saturday 14th March 2020

Come and join us in Penrith to start building much needed nesting boxes to provide shelter for possums, gliders, microbats and many other native animals. Many natural tree hollows have been lost as result of fire, nest boxes replicate these tree hollows and provide much needed shelter. We will then work with regional partners to distribute and install the nesting boxes throughout the fire affected areas.

All training and materials will be provided. There is no cost to get involved in this event.

We look forward to helping the fire affected areas and providing our wildlife new opportunities and new beginnings!

What you need to bring and wear: Snacks or lunch and a water bottle. Please wear appropriate clothing for the activity including sturdy footwear.

Volunteers under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Fully Booked

Queensland


Date: Saturday 21 March 2020

Come and join us in Townsville to create wildlife rescue resources such as pouches, bags and wraps for care groups around the country to use for animals impacted by natural disaster.

Workshops to occur in the historic Quarantine Station within the Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park, with a light lunch provided.

All training and materials will be provided. There is no cost to get involved in this event.

We look forward to helping the fire affected areas and providing our wildlife new opportunities and new beginnings!

What you need to bring and wear: Snacks and a water bottle. Please wear appropriate clothing for the activity including sturdy footwear.

Volunteers under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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South Australia

Check back soon for volunteering opportunities in South Australia.

Tasmania

Check back soon for volunteering opportunities in Tasmania

Victoria

Check back soon for volunteering opportunities in Victoria.

Western Australia

Check back soon for volunteering opportunities in Western Australia.

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