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Volunteer camp hosts 
Joan and Neville at Kurrajong
Photo © Parks and Wildlife

The department runs a variety of volunteer projects across the state.

Volunteer projects range from the Wildcare Helpline and associated wildlife rehabilitation programs, campground hosting at some of our most popular national parks, track, trail and park maintenance, also science-focussed projects such as flora and fauna monitoring or cataloguing native seed specimens at the herbarium.

During the last financial year, more than 5100 volunteers contributed 638,000 hours to Parks and Wildlife projects across WA.

What's in it for you

Volunteers for Parks and Wildlife are involved in real projects, that contribute to the overall objectives of the department – this means that you could be involved in areas that you may not normally e.g. working in restricted areas, or with rare fauna and flora, or simply being part of the awesome and varied work that manage across the state.

Additionally, registered volunteers are eligible for the department’s volunteer rewards scheme, which includes discounts and subscriptions to Parks and Wildlife publications and park passes.

Opportunities

There are many opportunities to volunteer throughout the department. To get started, find a project you’re interested in and get in touch with the listed contact – they’ll help you get involved.

View or download this list of  pdfVolunteer Project Opportunities, which contains information, contacts and locations. Some volunteer projects can be seasonal or one-offs, so keep an eye out here or check out the latest volunteer newsletter below.

Internship / work experience programs

For secondary school students, we also have limited Educational Work Experience Programs.

Can’t find anything you want to do? Check out these other options

What our volunteers have been up to lately

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    Photo: © Parks and Wildlife

Other things you might want to know

Insurance

All registered Parks and Wildlife volunteers are insured against personal accident while volunteering, given Health and Safety guidance, and training for their role.

If you are not an Australian Citizen you will need to have your own current health insurance.

Unfortunately, for insurance reasons, only people aged 16 and over can be registered as volunteers with Parks and Wildlife. There is no upper age limit, provided that you are physically capable of carrying out the role. Depending on the demands of the role, you may be asked to provide a ‘Fit for Work’ certificate.

Accommodation

Unfortunately, accommodation is generally not available in remote locations.

The boring stuff that you need to know

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers, past, current and future!

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