© Melissa Bruton/AWC
Brooklyn Fauna Survey 2014 © Wayne Lawler/AWC

Ways you can volunteer

Volunteering opportunities exist across a broad range of activities. These can range from scientific surveys (involving activities such as setting up and clearing traps, survey work and walking transects), land management (weeding, fence maintenance, clearing tracks) and general sanctuary maintenance (painting, repairs).

Faure Island © Wayne Lawler/AWC

When can you volunteer?

We greatly appreciate your interest in volunteering with AWC. Please note that demand for volunteering opportunities is generally high, whilst places – and resources – are limited, but please get in touch and we’ll try our best to place you.

Learning more about volunteering at AWC

Volunteer Ways3 Bradleue Health Check 18 © Brad Leue/AWC

Other important information

Volunteer activities can be physically demanding and may involve repetitive activities (such as lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling loads, digging, bending, climbing, walking over extended periods) and are often performed in extreme conditions with temperatures at times exceeding 40 degrees. Therefore a moderate to high level of fitness is generally required for most volunteering activities. All volunteers should carefully consider the fitness requirements and remoteness of the volunteering activity they are interested in and seek any appropriate medical advice before deciding on whether to apply.

Mallee Cliffs Np Fauna Survey March 2017 © Wayne Lawler/AWC

How to register as a volunteer

Thank you for your interest in becoming an AWC volunteer! Our registration portal is undergoing maintenance, as such we are not accepting new volunteers at this time. Please check back in April or get in touch with us via email at volunteering.awc@australianwildlife.org

Please tell us a bit about yourself and we will contact you when we have a volunteer opportunity that might be of interest!

The health and safety of our people is a top priority for AWC, and for this reason we have had to scale back many of our volunteer opportunities in line with travel restrictions and community health guidelines.

Please note: volunteer opportunities with AWC are limited and may require a specific skill set. For this reason, registration does not guarantee placement.