Nature Foundation


Nature Foundation offers 4 areas of volunteering involvement which are connected to our strategic plan and helps us achieve our goals.

  • Conservation
  • Infrastructure
  • Tourism
  • Projects in the office

We have roles to suit all types of people and commitments in our 4 volunteer involving categories.

  • Small groups of volunteers for irregular one-off activities or recurring events to regular flexibly scheduled conservation and infrastructure activities across our regional nature reserves.
  • A regular weekly commitment to supporting admin, conservation or other business areas in the office, or supporting one-off events and activities.
  • A 1 to 2 week stay, or longer through negotiation, between April 1 and October 31 on one of our remote nature reserves supporting our staff with conservation, infrastructure and tourism tasks. 

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Our Volunteer Roles

Conservation

Conservation roles include:

  • Planting Day and event hosts.
  • Revegetation activities.
  • Weed Control activities.
  • Feral Animal Control activities
  • Camera Trap checks.
  • Fence monitoring and minor repairs.
  • Animal surveys and reporting.
  • Minor projects to support conservation activities.

Infrastructure

 

Infrastructure works are scheduled projects across the calendar year and may include the involvement of contractors and/or volunteers with qualifications in specific trades as well as general hands who have skills and experience in rural or remote property maintenance. 

Types of roles:

Trade qualified work: electrical, power/linesman, building and construction, Carpentry, plumbing, Solar installations, Information technology, plant and vehicle mechanic.

General Hand work: Fencing installation and repairs, minor building repairs and maintenance, irrigation installation and maintenance, painting, minor mechanical repairs and maintenance, grader and frontend loader operation, road maintenance, gardening and minor landscaping, signage installation, minor concreting, rainwater tank installations.

Tourism

Tourism roles include:

  • Reserve Host Wichelina Nature Reserve
  • Reserve Host Hiltaba Nature Reserve
  • Philanthropy Events Assistant - Reserves
  • Member and Groups support assistant - Reserves

Projects

Project Volunteers work on specific project which requires a specific skillset. These are based in the Nature Foundation Office or work from home as negotiated. 

Call outs or advertising for specific projects will be made when required.

Examples of project tasks include;

  • Administration
  • Editing / proofing
  • Governance and policy writing
  • Grants writing or acquittal 
  • Philanthropy and event support 
  • Volunteer program support

About Nature Foundation

 Our Values

  • We are agile and adaptable, connecting communities through nature.
  • We care about each other, what we do and why we do it; we believe in the power of nature to transform lives.
  • We are creative and resourceful in tackling major environmental issues.
  • We inspire and create enjoyment through nature.
  • We strive for excellence in everything we do, holding each other accountable, and working to the highest ethical standards.
  • We are bold and adventurous in our pursuit of conservation outcomes.

Our Goals

  • Increasing areas of habitat are conserved and enhanced for future generations.
  • Nature Science knowledge that leads to evidence-based decision-making.
  • Nature is better understood and valued.
  • Engaged communities that support resilient habitats.
  • An inspirational organization that is financially secure and achieves operational excellence.

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