Nature Foundation

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

  • Conservation
  • Tourism
  • Infrastructure
  • Projects

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 to regular flexibly scheduled activities.
  • A regular weekly commitment in the office, or a large group working bee across a weekend in one of our nature reserves.
  • A 2 week stay between April 1 and October 31 on one of our remote nature reserves focused on supporting visitor engagement, conservation and infrastructure activities.
  • Helping across a range of dates in a project building or maintaining Nature Reserve infrastructure.

Volunteer recruitment starts through an expression of interest. Please click on Fill in an Application form on the top right of this screen to begin.

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Our Volunteer Roles


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.


Tourism roles include:

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



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.


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 organisation that is financially secure and achieves operational excellence.

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