Volunteer Ranger Program

Welcome to the Volunteer Ranger Program Portal


So you’re interested in becoming a volunteer ranger?


Volunteering is a great way to experience South Australia's magnificent parks network while providing a valuable volunteer service to park visitors and national park staff.



The Volunteer Ranger Program provides opportunities for South Australians with a passion for the environment to get involved in activities to help engage park visitors to navigate, access and enjoy our SA reserves.


Minimum Requirements

  • A current First Aid Certificate (HTLAID003 Provide First Aid or higher)
  • Ability to make you own way to the park (either by car or public transportation)
  • Mobile phone


Volunteers will be required to undergo a Working With Children Check (free) and National Police Clearance (small fee) before commencing volunteer duties. This will be at the volunteer's cost.


Volunteers will also be provided with all the support and training required to be able to complete volunteer tasks safely and competently.


Please read through the Volunteer Ranger (Visitor Services) Role Description.


To find out more about Working With Children Check's (WWCC) go to screening.sa.gov.au.


To find out more about a National Police Clearance (NPC) go to police.sa.gov.au/services-and-events/apply-for-a-police-record-check.



Volunteer rangers will need to commit to the following:

  • Attend a training and induction course (prior to volunteering)
  • A minimum of 75 hours (10 days) volunteer time over a 12 month period
  • Any other site specific shifts requirements (see ‘Current Volunteer Opportunities’ below)


Parks Involved in the Program

The Volunteer Ranger Program is a new initiative being developed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia initially piloted at Morialta Conservation Park and Innes National Park. However, the program will be expanded into more parks over time.


To find out more about our participating parks, please click below:


To find out more site specific information on the volunteer opportunities available, please see ‘Current Volunteer Opportunities’ below.


Please fill out the application form above to apply


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