Woodlands and Wetlands Trust


 

Welcome to the Woodlands and Wetlands Trust

Volunteer hub! 

Friends of Mulligans

 

Due to the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19 we are not taking on any new volunteers. We will reopen the program when it is safe to do so.

Any questions please email volunteer@woodlandsandwetlands.org.au

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.

 

Land conservation and maintenance

Activities can vary depending on the season and are coordinated by our two ParkCare groups, Friends of Mulligans Flat and Friends of Jerrabomberra Wetlands. Tasks include weed removal, native seed collection, propagation, planting, removal of litter, erosion control and soil conservation work. Occasionally there can be other activities such as monitoring our fences and bettong exclosure areas.

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.

In September 2020 we will have a new gateway to Mulligans Flat. This new visitor engagement facility will provide opportunities for volunteers to welcome our visitors and inspire them to reconnect with nature.

Stay tuned for more information on this new volunteer opportunity!

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

 

DigiVol

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!

 

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

volunteers@woodlandsandwetlands.org.au

 

 

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