Ipswich City Council


Infrastructure and Environment

Environment and Sustainability Volunteering with Ipswich City Council

Our programs are recruiting new volunteers. If you would like more information, please see opportunities below or email ievolunteer@ipswich.qld.gov.au 

Bushcare volunteers

 

Environmental Education Centre Volunteers, Queens Park

 

Ipswich Nature Centre Queens Park

 

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Current Opportunities

Bushcare and Parkcare Groups

Ipswich City Council partners with a variety of groups that aim to conserve, restore and protect natural areas within council boundaries. Whether you'd like to be a weekend warrior or a regular member of a Bushcare group near you, there's lots of great groups to volunteer with in Ipswich. Sounds good? Register your interest here

Current active Bushcare groups include;  

Garden of Eden Project, Cribb Park - North Ipswich

Started in 2017 by Anthony Edwards, the Garden of Eden project aims to restore the riverbank along Cribb Park in North Ipswich. Volunteers meet near the dog park at the North end of Cribb Park, off Norma Brown St. See below for dates and times of next working bees.

You might enjoy this role if:

• You are passionate about caring for our natural environment

• Like working outdoors in a hands-on role

• Enjoy working with a diverse range of people

• Can make a regular commitment to the group (once a month).

Recruitment Status: Positions Available

How many volunteers are needed? Unlimited, bring your friends!

Pre-Requisites: Volunteers wanting to 'come and try' must sign a waiver form before starting work. These are available on the day. Those wanting to join as a regular group member need to complete all induction paperwork to be covered by insurance.

Regular working bees take place every third Saturday of the month, starting at 1:30pm. Look for the orange A-Frame sign.

Sounds good? Head along to the next working bee to find out more, or email the group: goegcribbpark@gmail.com

Mason's Gully Regenerative Project - Rosewood

 

Mason's Gully has been lovingly restored by Arnold Rieck of the West Moreton Landcare Group, and a dedicated band of volunteers, for more than 20 years. Work is ongoing and rewarding! Volunteers meet along Arnold Rieck Walk. (Enter from Walloon Road entrance near the roundabout on the corner of Walloon Rd and John St.) See below for working bee dates and times for 2022.

Sounds good? Head along to a working bee to find out more or email the group at landcarewestmoreton@bigpond.com

You might enjoy this role if:

• You are passionate about caring for our natural environment

• Like working outdoors in a hands-on role

• Enjoy working with a diverse range of people

• Can make a regular commitment to the group (once a month).

Recruitment Status: Positions Available

How many volunteers are needed? Unlimited, bring your friends!

Pre-Requisites: New volunteers can simply show up on the day to try out the opportunity. All new recruits must sign a waiver form before starting work. These are available on the day. Those wanting to join as a regular group member after volunteering a few times will be given a volunteer induction pack so they are covered by insurance.

Regular working bees take place every second Saturday of the month, starting at 8:00am. The working bee finishes at 10:00am, but any amount of time that you can contribute will be appreciated.

Please wear a hat and closed in shoes, and bring drinking water and your own snacks. Sunscreen is available. Regular group members will be supplied with a straw hat and gardening gloves.

Peace Park Arboretum, Rosewood – run by Native Plants QLD

 

 This is the rare Myoporum montanum (prostrate form) and can be seen growing in several locations near Minden. This specimen grows at Peace Pk.

A sanctuary for rare and endangered plants of the dry vine rainforest in the Rosewood Scrub. This project has been run by Native Plants QLD for over 25 years. Peace Park is located off Matthew St in Rosewood. Come along to a working bee and find out more about the rare and endangered trees this wonderful park preserves. See dates and times of next working bees below.

You might enjoy this role if:

• You are passionate about caring for our natural environment, particularly native plants

• Like working outdoors in a hands-on role

• Enjoy working with a diverse range of people

• Can make a regular commitment to the group (once a month).

Recruitment Status: Positions Available

How many volunteers are needed? Unlimited, bring your friends!

Pre-Requisites: New volunteers can simply show up on the day to try out the opportunity. All new recruits must sign a waiver form before starting work. These are available on the day. Those wanting to join as a regular group member after volunteering a few times will need to register as a volunteer and complete the relevant induction so they are covered by insurance.

Regular working bees take place every fourth Sunday of the month, starting at 8:30am.

Find out more about Peace Park here

The Jim Donald Wetlands, Eastern Heights 

Silkstone Bushcare group has been active now for ten months. The group has been weeding and laying mulch at the wetlands, while enjoying local bird species and appreciating native flora.

Address: 22 Madden St, Eastern Heights

Bushcare working bees

Thursdays: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Every second Saturday: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

 

You can follow the groups work on Instagram @jimdonaldwetlands

 

You might enjoy this role if:

• You are passionate about caring for our natural environment

• Like working outdoors in a hands-on role

• Enjoy working with a diverse range of people

• Can make a regular commitment to the group.

Recruitment Status: Positions Available

How many volunteers are needed? Unlimited, bring your friends!

Pre-Requisites: For the initial volunteer shift you’ll be asked to sign a Unregistered Volunteer form before starting work.  These are available on the day. Those wanting to join as a regular member will need to sign up as a regular volunteer, to do this you'll need to sign up on the Council Volunteer portal follow MyImpactPage - Application Form - Infrastructure and Environment (betterimpact.com) and complete all online induction training and sign the Volunteer Agreement form to be covered by insurance.

Please wear a hat, long pants and closed in shoes. Remember to bring drinking water and your own snacks. Sunscreen is available.

Eugene Street Reserve, Bellbird Park

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Volunteers meet the last Sunday of every month at 2pm. Park at the car park and follow the A Frame Bushcare sign. 

You might enjoy this role if:

• You are passionate about caring for our natural environment

• Like working outdoors in a hands-on role

• Enjoy working with a diverse range of people

• Can make a regular commitment to the group.

Recruitment Status: Positions Available

How many volunteers are needed? Unlimited, bring your friends!

Pre-Requisites: For the initial volunteer shift you’ll be asked to sign a Unregistered Volunteer form before starting work.  These are available on the day. Those wanting to join as a regular member will need to sign up as a regular volunteer, to do this you'll need to sign up on the Council Volunteer portal follow MyImpactPage - Application Form - Infrastructure and Environment (betterimpact.com) and complete all online induction training and sign the Volunteer Agreement form to be covered by insurance.

Please wear a hat, long pants and closed in shoes. Remember to bring drinking water and your own snacks. Sunscreen is available.

Opossum Creek Regenerative Project, Brookwater

Temporarily closed

Springfield Lakes Nature Care Inc is leading the regeneration of the bushland along Opossum Creek. The group started work in 2020, and you can get involved in planting and ongoing site maintenance by getting in touch with the group leader at dmanning1066@gmail.com.

You might enjoy this role if:

• You are passionate about caring for our natural environment

• Like working outdoors in a hands-on role

• Enjoy working with a diverse range of people

• Can make a regular commitment to the group (once a month).

Recruitment Status: Positions available for when the group has access to the site again

How many volunteers are needed? Unlimited, bring your friends!

Pre-Requisites: Volunteers wanting to 'come and try' can park on Lomandra Ct, Brookwater and follow the path to the right down to Opossum Creek Parkland.

For the initial volunteer shift you’ll be asked to sign a waiver form before starting work.  These are available on the day. Those wanting to join as a regular group member need to sign up on the Council Volunteer portal follow MyImpactPage - Application Form - Infrastructure and Environment (betterimpact.com) and complete all induction paperwork to be covered by insurance.

Want to know more about the group maintaining this site, follow the below links;

Springfield Lakes Nature Care

Follow them on Facebook

Sounds good? Come on down for the next working bee and get involved! Working bees are generally monthly, and on Sunday mornings, 8:30 to 10:30am

 

 

 

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