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Welcome to the ParkCare Hub!

Welcome to the ACT Parks and Conservation Service ParkCare Volunteer Hub.

This is where you can volunteer to lend a hand in the conservation of ACT Parks and Reserves and find out all about the exciting volunteering opportunities available! The ParkCare initiative has been a flagship community volunteer program hosted by the ACT Parks and Conservation Service since 1989. We work in partnership with the community to provide opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to become involved in volunteer programs.

ParkCare is divided into four streams

ParkCare Patch: Join one of the many ParkCare and 'Friends of' groups throughout the ACT to help to protect and enhance your  local environment. ParkCare Patch volunteers provide an invaluable contribution to the planning and ongoing management of ecosystems and reserves in the ACT.

RangerAssist: Work side by side with our rangers to help with a diverse range of tasks associated with managing our environment.

VisitorAssist: Work face-to-face with our visitors through the popular Visitor Interpretation Program at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Namadgi National Park or in one of our visitor information centres.

WildlifeAssist: Work with the Threatened Species Team at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve to help with the care and management of our native wildlife. Other field surveys and specialist programs are included in this program, including Grassland Earless Dragon, Platypus counts and Koala counts.


For any questions, please contact the ParkCare team at ParkCare@act.gov.au 

 

 

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ParkCare Opportunities

ParkCare Patch

ParkCare Patch includes any work carried out as part of an existing ParkCare Group (including 'Friends of' Groups). This work can include revegetation work, weeding, watering and some survey work.

Activity Shifts Start End
Blue Range Builders 1
Cooleman Ridge ParkCare 11 2/19/2023 12/24/2023
Crace Landcare 1
Farrer Ridge ParkCare 11 2/5/2023 12/3/2023
Friends of Aranda Bushland 4 2/5/2023 5/7/2023
Friends of Black Mountain 11 2/4/2023 12/2/2023
Friends of Dryandra 1 2/25/2023 2/25/2023
Friends of Jerrabomberra Wetlands 3 2/7/2023 3/18/2023
Friends of Mount Majura 12 2/19/2023 1/21/2024
Friends of Mount Majura - Mondays @ the Fair 45 2/6/2023 1/29/2024
Friends of Mount Painter 12 2/19/2023 1/21/2024
Friends of Mulligans Flat 12 2/8/2023 1/10/2024
Friends of The Pinnacle 94 2/2/2023 12/23/2023
Friends of Tuggeranong Hill 12 2/12/2023 1/14/2024
Gudgenby Bush Regenerators 11 2/11/2023 12/9/2023
Isaacs Ridge Mount Mugga Mugga ParkCare Activity 12 2/12/2023 1/14/2024
Molonglo Pines Trail Alliance 1
Mount Ainslie Weeders 25 2/1/2023 6/28/2023
Mount Pleasant Work Party 12 2/19/2023 1/21/2024
Mount Taylor ParkCare Group 11 2/5/2023 12/3/2023
Red Hill Regenerators Working Bee 21 2/5/2023 12/3/2023
Urambi Hills ParkCare Group 12 2/26/2023 1/28/2024
Watson Woodlands Working Group 1

ParkCare Visitor Assist

These volunteering roles work face to face with our visitors to help them to interpret and experience the Parks and Reserves they are visiting.

Roles include volunteer interpreters, working at the visitor information centres and helping Rangers to develop interpretation material.

These volunteers should be well presented, articulate and have experience in working with the public.

Volunteers working in Visitor Assist roles will need to attain their Working With Vulnerable People card and attend an induction.

Activity Shifts Start End
SHIFT: TIDBINBILLA - VOLUNTEERS IN THE SANCTUARY AND EUC. FOREST 17 2/4/2023 3/26/2023

ParkCare Wildlife Assist

Support the ACT Parks and Conservation Threatened Species Team at Tidbinbilla as they undertake critically endangered species recovery programs for Northern Corroboree Frogs, Southern Brush Tailed Rock Wallabies and Grassland Earless Dragons.

Activity Shifts Start End
Wildlife Food Preparation- Tidbinbilla 4 2/1/2023 3/29/2023

Training

Activity Shifts Start End
EOI- VisitorAssist Sanctuary and Eucalypt Forest Induction 0
Training- Other 1

Our Vision

An inclusive, valued and rewarding ParkCare initiative where positive volunteer experiences contribute to improved environmental outcomes