Animals across the country are at threat after the significant bushfires in recent years, with homes lost and nowhere safe to start new families.

Now is your chance to get together with your colleagues and make a difference by getting involved in CVA’s Wild Homes Challenge. Teams will work together to create a variety of new homes, including nest boxes and insect hotels, for threatened species across the country. It’s a great way to connect and make a difference for our precious wild neighbours.

This event is part of our Corporate Challenge Series and will take place on Friday 7th October in celebration of World Habitat Day.

World Habitat Day aims to reflect on the condition of our towns and cities as well as the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It’s also a reminder that we have the power and responsibility to shape the future of these spaces.

Did you know that even small hollows, that many of our native animals rely on for a roof over their head, take on average 100 years to form?

This challenge contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 3 – Good Health & Wellbeing, 13 – Climate Change, 15 – Life On Land and 17 – Partnerships For The Goals.

 

Sustainable Development Goals logo

 

Corporate teams of up to 10 participants will take part in capital cities around the country to create as many homes as possible on the same day. Spaces are limited so register your interest below to secure your team’s place. There is a $3,000 +GST registration fee per team and each corporate organisation will only be allowed to enter one team per location – check the table below for more information.

 

How to Register

If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can register to participate next to each event below. Get in quick, places are limited!

To register interest in an event, you need to login or set up a profile on our booking hub.

Event*
Location
Time
Registration
Sydney TBC 10.00am – 1.00pm
(AEST)
Teams: up to 10 people

Cost: $3,000 +GST per team

Registrations open soon 

Melbourne TBC 10.00am – 1.00pm
(AWST)
Teams: up to 10 people

Cost: $3,000 +GST per team

Registrations open soon 

Perth TBC 10.00am – 1.00pm
(ACST)
Teams: up to 10 people

Cost: $3,000 +GST per team

Registrations open soon 

* Additional locations may be added closer to the event 

 

Below are some useful steps to help guide you through the registration process:

  1. Select your location of interest and click the ‘Register Now’ button. You will be redirected to the sign in page
  2. Before you can access the event registration page, you will be required to sign up or log in to our volunteering portal
  3. Once you’ve signed in you will be redirected to the event group registration form
  4. Fill out your name and your organisation details and the partnerships team will be in touch to facilitate the invoicing process and share the registration link for your team
  5. Once your invoice has been processed a registration link will be provided for you to share with up to 10 participants from your organisation

Please note only one representative from each location and organisation needs to fill out the form. If you are interested in participating in multiple locations, please complete a form for each location.

If your organisation missed out, why not join our Partnerships Newsletter to get the inside track on upcoming opportunities?

 

Event Schedule

Here is a sneak peek into what will be involved on the day to help guide your challenge preparation. Each event will be run slightly differently but will follow a similar timeline.

  • 9:30am onwards: Participants are encouraged to start arriving from 9:30am onwards for registration and refreshments for a prompt 10am start
  • 10am to 12:30pm: Induction and safety briefing, event commences
  • 12:30pm to 1:00pm: Lunch provided by CVA and the local winner announcement
  • 1:00pm: Event concludes

Please note that this will be a COVID safe event, however, due to the unpredictable nature of the pandemic you will be notified if this event can no longer go ahead.

“The staff running the event were friendly and helpful and a lot of fun. It was great to learn more about bees and habitats.”

– Michelle, QBE, Wild Homes Challenge participant

 

Event Requirements

Cancellation Policy

The Corporate Challenge Series are COVID safe events, and we will do our best to ensure that these events take place as scheduled. However, due to the unpredictable nature of the pandemic unfortunately we can’t guarantee that every event will go ahead. If we must make the difficult decision to cancel an event due to COVID-19, each team will be notified and CVA will endeavour to reallocate your team’s participation to another similar event, if one is available.

If participation cannot be reallocated to a similar event within a reasonable timeframe, the registration cost will be converted into a donation to support CVA as a charity and the hard work and planning that went into creating the best experience possible for our corporate volunteers.

We appreciate your support and understanding.

 

The Winners

There will be a winning team in each challenge location and the winners will receive a prize and participation certificate to acknowledge their achievement.

An overall National winner for the challenge will be announced after the event and they will receive the 2022 CVA Wild Homes Challenge trophy, made by Wathaurong Glass & Arts.

 

Get in touch

If you have any questions about the challenge or are experiencing any difficulty registering, please get in touch with us at partnerships@cva.org.au.

 

Contributing to the SDGs

 

90%

of 2021 participants were inspired to reduce their impact on the environment

80%

of 2021 participants were strongly likely to participate in future action for nature

4.6/5

Experience rating from 2021 participants