Environmental volunteering opportunities map
We’re making it easy for people interested in environmental volunteering to get involved through local groups.
It’s as simple as:
- Zoom into the location you're interested in. Each dot represents a group.
- Select the dot to see the following info: Group name, core activities, contact details (Facebook or website). (Multiple groups may be represented by an individual dot. To access all groups use the arrow keys at the top of the pop-up box).
- Connect with the group through their website or social media platforms and let them know you’re keen to participate.
You can filter groups by activity type, local government area (LGA), Catchment Management Area (CMA) or Group name.
Toggle on the filter type you are interested in (button will turn from grey to green), click the arrow on the left to expand the filter, and choose from the dropdown list or start typing. You can apply multiple filters simultaneously.
Land for Wildlife
Land for Wildlife is a voluntary wildlife conservation program. If you wish to create or protect wildlife habitats on your property, then the Land for Wildlife scheme can offer you advice and assistance no matter whether you manage a farm, a bush block, a council park or school ground.
Landcare represents thousands of people across Victoria, working together to increase biodiversity and promote the sustainable management of land.
Coastcare Victoria proudly supports hundreds of community volunteer groups working to protect and enhance Victoria's 2000 kilometres of coastline.
Waterwatch Victoria is a successful community engagement program connecting local communities with river health and sustainable water issues and management since 1993.
EstuaryWatch is a citizen science program for monitoring estuary health.
Gardens for Wildlife
Gardens for Wildlife Victoria is a network of environmental community groups, shires, councils, and volunteers from across Victoria developing or managing community wildlife gardening programs that are co-designed and led by local government-community partnerships.
Victoria's parks provide open space, stunning landscapes, habitats to protect flora and fauna and areas to conserve cultural heritage.
Victoria Environment Friends Network
The Victorian Environment Friends Network exists to help represent the common interests of all Friends groups in Victoria.
SWIFFT – State Wide Integrated Flora and Fauna Teams
SWIFFT connects people with events, information and others interested in threatened species and biodiversity conservation.
Committees of Management of Crown Land Reserves
Approximately 1200 volunteer committees of management work on behalf of the Minister for Environment and Climate Change to manage 1500 Crown land reserves across Victoria.
Conservation Volunteers Australia
Conservation Volunteers makes it easy for people to care for nature by volunteering on one of our many conservation projects across the country. Volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds and no prior skills or experience are required, and volunteer projects are available to suit your availability and particular interests.
Volunteering Victoria is the state peak body for volunteering, focusing on advocacy, sector development and the promotion of volunteering.
Australian Citizen Science Association
Australian Citizen Science Association provides information about opportunities to involve public participation and collaboration in scientific research with the aim to increase scientific knowledge. To be involved in citizen science you don’t need a science degree. Citizen scientists work with scientists or the scientific framework to achieve scientific goals.
Grants and opportunities available
Volunteering in Australia survey - closes 14th June
Australia's largest ever survey on volunteering is now open!
The Volunteering in Australia organisation survey is an historic opportunity to capture the current state of volunteering, map trends, and consider how volunteering may evolve into the future.
If you are a Manager or Coordinator of Volunteers, Program Leader, CEO, or otherwise represent an organisation or group involving volunteers, we invite you to have your say on the future of volunteering.
For more information and to undertake the survey, visit National Strategy for Volunteering – Towards a National Strategy for Volunteering (volunteeringstrategy.org.au)
Emerging Stronger Volunteering Grants - closes 18 July
The Emerging Stronger grants program has been established to restore and reinvigorate volunteering in local communities. Grants of up to $80,000 are available to support local partnerships and innovation projects to re-engage volunteers, broaden the volunteer base, and/or strengthen volunteering in local communities.
Highly rated submissions will demonstrate critical community need and outline the priority sectors, organisations and communities that will be supported. Eligible applicants must have an established partnership or network in place to support the immediate commencement of funded activities.
For more information and to apply, visit Emerging Stronger Grants Program | Volunteer.vic
Victorian Landcare Grants - closes 26 July
Supporting Landcare and environmental volunteering groups and networks across Victoria.
The Victorian Government funds the Victorian Landcare Grants to support Landcare and environmental volunteering groups and networks for on-ground works, education, and capacity building projects that protect, enhance, and restore our land and natural environment.
For more information and to apply, visit Victorian Landcare Grants (environment.vic.gov.au)
2022 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants - closes 8 August
Supporting young Victorians to care for our natural environment.
The 2022 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants provide funding for projects that involve and educate young people in valuing and caring for Victoria’s native plants, animals, and natural environment. Grants are available for hands-on projects and / or learning activities with a biodiversity focus.
For more information and to apply, visit Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants (environment.vic.gov.au)
Page last updated: 14/06/22