Notification: Parks and Wildlife Service is part of the new Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA).

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Volunteer camp hosts 
Joan and Neville at Kurrajong. 
Photo – DBCA

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. Volunteers enable the department to increase our work capacity and help us to get more done. 

During the last financial year, more than 5400 volunteers contributed 723,000 hours to Parks and Wildlife Service projects across WA.

What's in it for you

Volunteers for Parks and Wildlife Service 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.

Current opportunities

There are many opportunities to volunteer throughout the department. To get started, take a look at the map to find a project in your area, then get in touch with the listed contact - they'll help you get involved. 

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Volunteer news

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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.

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

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