Who are Nature Ambassadors? 

 

To volunteer with Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) as a Nature Ambassador all you need is a desire to take action for nature and to join forces with other like-minded people. Because together, we can make a greater impact. 

 

As a member of the CVA’s inner circle of volunteers, Nature Ambassadors support the delivery of a range of CVA events, and work with their communities on innovative, co-developed activities wherever they are, reaching out through their networks to prompt nature stewardship in others. Nature Ambassadors play an active role at local volunteering events in ‘people facing’ roles, or behind the scenes helping to make things happen. Not only do Nature Ambassadors make a significant contribution to the community and environment, but they can also attain recognition from CVA for volunteering, professional learning and leadership skills. 

 

Nature Ambassadors Program in 2022 

 

In 2022 Nature Ambassadors took action with Conservation Volunteers Australia’s #SeaToSource program that supports people around the country to tackle one of the world’s most solvable environmental issues – ocean litter.  

 

We started with a small core group of like-minded people who forged a new purposeful way of environmental volunteering, making a positive and lasting impact in their communities.  

 

Nature Ambassadors developed their understanding of the complex issue of plastic ocean litter through a series of online courses and face-to-face workshops. They collaborated with their local community to co-design and implement Community Action Plans, aimed at tackling problematic single-use plastic items in their communities such as coffee cups. 

 

Nature Ambassadors also made important contributions to CSIRO’s Marine Debris database through conducting and leading quarterly CSIRO litter surveys, building their citizen science and leadership skills. 

 

We look forward to 2023 as we embark on the next Nature Ambassadors program to help everyday people support their community to take action for nature. 

 

Please fill out an Expression of Interest form if you are interested in future Nature Ambassador opportunities. 

 

EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST

 

Or for more information, contact Ella at eryan@cva.org.au 

 

#SeaToSource is supported as part of $5 million grant funding from the Australian Government’s Environment Restoration Fund Program.