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Bush Rangers WA really is a win-win situation!

Bush Ranger units are particularly keen to get involved in activities and events within their local community and as we know, there are many local projects that could use a helping hand.

If your group or organization has a project that might be suitable for Bush Rangers to learn new skills while ‘giving a helping hand’ then please get in touch by contacting the Bush Rangers Program Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss your idea. They will be able to assess whether the project is suitable and help you to make contact with relevant Bush Ranger units.

Suitable activities include but are not limited to:

  • Cleaning up a stretch of beach or river foreshore
  • Helping to construct and/or maintain a walk trail in a regional or national park
  • Taking part in environmental surveys
  • Undertaking habitat restoration and repair in a local wetland or bushland area
  • Taking part in monitoring and evaluation work
  • Getting involved in community events with an environmental focus.

Some of the conservation projects previously undertaken include harvesting termites for the Numbats at Perth Zoo, working with Landcare groups in salinity action, planting wildlife corridors for the endangered Carnaby's Cockatoo, working alongside Parks and Wildlife staff at the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, completing control burns at Dwellingup and working to restore bushland on internationally recognized Ramsar wetlands.

Projects such as these provide opportunities for Bush Rangers to develop personal skills as well as those relating to teamwork and leadership. Alongside these are the health and well being benefits of working outdoors immersed in nature.

Assisting Bush Ranger Units as a volunteer

The Bush Rangers WA program could not operate without the commitment, support and passion of teachers, parents and other community members who volunteer their time to coordinate activities for Bush Rangers. Unit leaders have many skills, however, they are often looking for people with expertise in a range of areas to complement and add to these skills.

If you have some spare time and are interested in getting involved in the Bush Rangers program as a volunteer then you can get started by looking at the Location of Bush Ranger Units map (link) to find the closest unit to you. Contact the school directly for more information about what’s required in terms of time and some basic documentation you will need to provide. You can also go to the Cadets WA website to find more details http://www.communities.wa.gov.au/communities-in-focus/cadets/Pages/How-to-set-up-a-cadet-unit.aspx.