Gardens for Wildlife Melbourne


Become a Wildlife Garden Guide and help us inspire Melbournians to create space for nature in the City.

Do you want to see more nature in the city?

Are you passionate about our local plants and animals?

Gardens for Wildlife (G4W) is an exciting program supporting the community to provide an area of habitat in the garden to promote and support local wildlife.

Volunteers visit the gardens of new members and provide examples and ideas that inspire gardeners to value local biodiversity and conserve indigenous flora and fauna.

Volunteering is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people, develop and share your skills. You will be the face of Gardens for Wildlife Melbourne, passionate about biodiversity and keen to build a connection to Australian plants and animals, sharing your insights and knowledge with the community. As a volunteer  you will also be provided opportunities to learn, mentor, network and collaborate through a series of workshops and social events focused around habitat gardening and caring for wildlife in backyards.

Please note that this is a longer time frame volunteering commitment. Being fully trained to be able to conduct garden visits takes some months, so this may not be an appropriate opportunity if you are in Melbourne for less than a year or are unable to commit to attending regular garden visits. You can still join our community to learn more about habitat gardening; by signing up for a garden visit or register to receive program updates and event information by contacting  . 

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