Woodlands and Wetlands Trust


Welcome to the Woodlands and Wetlands Trust

Volunteer hub! 


Volunteers with the Woodland and Wetland Trust are provided with opportunities to be involved and learn about conservation and citizen science at work within the sanctuary.

We have a range of opportunities across our two sites, Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary and Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve.

Together the two sites protect over 1500 hectares of the Australian Capital Territory's most significant landscapes. These reserves showcase the importance of environmental assets to the community and aim to inspire action for conservation.


Wildlife Monitoring

Help us monitor the incredible species that call Mulligans Flat and Jerrabomberra Wetlands home. We use multiple methods to monitor animals: handling animals, surveying them through transects, sweeps and random spotting. These will provide you with valuable experiences in the environmental field and give you an insight into how we manage a closed population.

Volunteers for these activities need to have a moderate level of fitness.


Tours and Education

Volunteers assist our Tour Guides on night walks through Mulligans Flat every Wednesday and Friday night. Our guide will tell visitors about the projects being carried out in the sanctuary and take the group out spotlighting looking for the nocturnal animals that call Mulligans Flat home. The tours are always fun and a great way to learn more about what we do at the sanctuary.

Volunteers can also help in the school holidays assisting us with a variety of activities including craft workshops, guided walks in the sanctuaries and helping children re-engage with nature.

All tour and education volunteers must have a current Working with Vulnerable People card.



A network of wildlife cameras are setup in Mulligans Flat Sanctuary and snap thousands of images each month. The wildlife cameras are designed to take an image when they detect movement. Volunteers on the DigiVol project help sort through the images to find the best ones of our wildlife before uploading them to our citizen science project on DigiVol called ‘Secret Life of Critters’.

This project can be done in the comfort of your own home! All you need is a computer or tablet and be able to identify the animals in the images.

You might even spot the animals doing something unusual such as waving at the camera!


Land conservation and maintenance

General Sanctuary maintenance

This activity usually involves one off call outs from the Woodlands and Wetlands Trust to work with our Rangers to manage Sanctuary related land management and maintenance tasks such as fence repair, erosion control, emergency activities after extreme weather events, and infrastructure maintenance.

Volunteers for these activities need to have a moderate level of fitness.



ParkCare groups meet once a month at both Mulligans Flat and Jerrabomberra Wetlands and are coordinated through our partners - ACT Parks and Conservation. To learn more about becoming a ParkCare volunteer register with our partners ACT Parks and Conservation at the ParkCare Hub.



Any questions about our Volunteer Program please be in touch with the Volunteer Coordinator




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