We offer many opportunities for volunteers to get involved with Rainforest Guardianship, matching their interests, skills and experience with our organisational needs to tailor a specific conservation project and provide a rich and fulfilling experience for you.
Rainforest Rescue’s headquarters is located in Mullumbimby, NSW. HQ occasionally has volunteers assisting with IT projects, admin projects, fundraising, events etc. We like to assess the applicants skills and find projects suited to their experience and skill set.
Our Rainforest Nursery is located in the Daintree in Far North Qld. The Nursery often has volunteers assisting with seed collection, propagation, general maintenance etc. Volunteers at the nursery generally have some experience in outdoor work such as gardening, landscaping, general labour, bush regeneration, land management etc. and ideally have some knowledge of plant species and/or propagation.
Being a not-for-profit organisation, we have minimal paid staff members to keep costs as low as possible. As a result we cannot onboard inexperienced volunteers, as our paid staff often don’t have the time to train people from scratch and provide close supervision during the learning period.
Our ideal volunteer is someone who can commit to a regular schedule – whether that’s a few times a week, once a week, or once a month. Knowing when to expect our volunteers makes it a lot easier for us to plan workloads & assign tasks in advance.
Recent volunteer activities include:
• Seed collection and propagation at our Community Native Nursery in the Daintree
• Analysing a supporter survey
• GIS work to help us better manage map-based rainforest information
• Research into indigenous Land Rights and Protected Area management
• Setting up and running events to engage with supporters
• Designing campaign artwork to raise awareness of rainforest conservation
• Events management and fundraising
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