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Whatever your interest or experience there’s a volunteer project waiting for you.

You’ll usually be outdoors, so bring drinking water and wear sturdy closed-in shoes, a sun hat and sunscreen. Always talk to the project co-ordinator about what you should bring and chose a project matching your fitness level so that you can enjoy your time as a volunteer.

For general information about volunteering for parks see frequently asked questions.

Displaying 76 volunteer projects.

Bird surveys of Townsville Town Common

Keen on birds? Lend your support to long-running bird surveys of wetlands and bushland on Townsville's northern outskirts.

Where?
Townsville Town Common Regional Park
When?
Year round, Meet 1st Sunday each month 6.30am at Townsville Town Common's main gate.

Brampton, St Bees and Gloucester Island Conservation Projects

Visit a tropical island and help remove weeds from rainforest and plastics from from turtle nesting beaches.

Where?
Brampton Island National Park
Gloucester Islands National Park
Mackay Islands National Parks
South Cumberland Islands National Park
When?
Year round, Activities scheduled from time to time, depending on weather.

Brook Islands beach clean-ups

Help rangers keep tropical islands free of weeds and rubbish.

Where?
Brook Islands National Park
When?
Year round, Dependant on work schedules and weather.

Bunyaville mountainbike trail care

Help Northside Trail Care Alliance maintain and construct mountainbike trails on Brisbane's northern outskirts.

Where?
Bunyaville Regional Park
When?
Year round, Six times a year. Saturday mornings 7.30–11.30am at various locations.

Bunyaville weed management program

Join with locals helping remove environmental weeds on Brisbane's northside.

Where?
Bunyaville Regional Park
When?
Autumn, Winter, Spring, Wednesdays monthly, 7.30am onwards at various locations.

Bushrangers Mountain Bike Club

Volunteer your time to help maintain and construct mountainbike trails on the Sunshine Coast.

Where?
Parklands Regional Park
Tewantin National Park
When?
Year round

Capricornia Cays campground host - North West and Lady Musgrave Islands

Greet visitors and help maintain facilities in return for free camping.

Where?
Capricornia Cays National Park
When?
Year round, Queensland holidays and peak visitor periods.

Central Queensland Sandstone Belt national park volunteers

Find out how you can help rangers in remote sandstone parks north of Roma.

Where?
Carnarvon Gorge - Carnarvon National Park
Expedition National Park - Lonesome and Beilba sections
Mount Moffatt - Carnarvon National Park
When?
Year round, Occasional dependent on work programs

Clean-up Byfield

Help keep beautiful beaches and amazingly diverse wetlands north of Yepoon clean and free of weeds.

Where?
Byfield National, Regional Park and State Forest
When?
Occasional dependent on work programs, Annual event in conjunction with local community groups.

Clean-up Fraser Island

Be a part of this annual event to clean-up the beaches and tracks of iconic Fraser Island.

Where?
Great Sandy National Park - Fraser Island Section
When?
Annual event.

Coffee-Breaks - Crater Lakes Habitat restoration project

Help remove and monitor rainforest-invading coffee infestations near crater lakes on the Atherton Tablelands.

Where?
Crater Lakes National Park
When?
Autumn, Winter, Spring, Usually only in dry weather months (May - October).

D'Aguilar National Park public contact volunteer program

Greet park visitors, conduct guided walks, assist rangers with school holiday activities and shows or do roving patrols in national parks near Brisbane.

Where?
D'Aguilar National Park
When?
Year round, Mostly weekends, from 8am to 4pm.

Darling Downs and Granite Belt parks volunteers

Assist rangers with visitor and natural resource management programs.

Where?
Bunya Mountains National Park
Crows Nest National Park
Girraween National Park
Ravensbourne National Park
Sundown National Park
When?
Year round, Occasional dependent on work programs

David Fleay Wildlife Park volunteers, work experience and Industry placements

Help care for wildlife and visitor facilities at David Fleay Wildlife Park on the Gold Coast.

Where?
David Fleay Wildlife Park
When?
Year round, Occasional dependent on work programs

Department of Environment and Heritage Protection wildlife and threatened species projects

Work with koalas or wombats, help with turtle research, or on some other valuable wildlife monitoring or threatened species project.

Where?
Various
When?
Year round

Double Island Point caretakers

Find out about staying and volunteering at Double Island Point in Great Sandy National Park.

Where?
Great Sandy National Park - Cooloola Section
When?
Year round

Eliot Falls campground hosts

Greet visitors and help maintain visitor facilities in return for free camping.

Where?
Heathlands Regional Park
When?
Year round, Queensland school holidays and peak visitor periods (usually June to November).

Eumundi Historical Association

Find out how to help the community and rangers care for a popular Sunshine Coast hinterland park.

Where?
Eumundi Regional park
When?
Year round

Fort Lytton Historical Association and Fort Lytton Guides

Help with guiding, interpretation, maintenance and restoration of historic structures at Fort Lytton on Brisbane's bayside.

Where?
Fort Lytton National Park
When?
Year round, Guided tours every Sunday. Weekday tours and other projects as required.

Fraser Island volunteers and work experience

Help rangers on the world's largest sand island with visitor and natural resource management programs.

Where?
Great Sandy National Park - Fraser Island Section
When?
Year round, Occasional dependent on work programs

Friends of Capricornia Cays National Park

Lend a hand with weed removal and seabird monitoring on Heron, Mast Head, Tryon or Lady Musgrave Islands.

Where?
Capricornia Cays National Park
When?
Winter, For 4-5 weeks.

Friends of Currimundi Lake

Join locals in caring for this small remnant of wallum heath on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

Where?
Currimundi Lake (Kathleen McArthur) Regional Park
When?
Year round, 1st Wednesday of month, 8.30am at park entrance eastern end of Crummunda Park, Coongarra Esplanade, Wurtulla.

Friends of Deception Bay Conservation Park

Local volunteers are caring for coastal wetlands in the state's busy south-east.

Where?
Deception Bay Regional Park
When?
Year round

Friends of King Island volunteers

Only an island at high tide, King Island just off Brisbane needs your help to be free of weeds and rubbish.

Where?
King Island Conservation Park
When?
Year round

Friends of Parks: Cape Pallarenda Quarantine Station

Join in CVA's regular grounds maintenance program at Townsville's historic Cape Pallarenda Quarantine Station.

Where?
Cape Pallarenda Regional Park
When?
Year round, Once a fortnight, starting at 8am.

Friends of Peel Island

Help maintain heritage sites on a small island in Moreton Bay.

Where?
Teerk Roo Ra National Park
When?
Year round, One trip a month, 10 trips per year, 6 volunteers each time.

Friends of Tamborine National Park

Join a long-running volunteer programs helping remove weeds and revegetate historic Tamborine National Park.

Where?
Tamborine National Park
When?
Year round, Working bees held each month at various locations.

Friends of the Newry Islands

Help rangers weed and maintain Newry and Rabbit Islands.

Where?
Newry Islands National Park
When?
Year round, Dependant on work schedules and weather.

Green Mountains Natural History Association

Volunteer and help celebrate Lamington National Park's 100th Anniversary in 2015.

Where?
Lamington National Park
When?
Year round, Mostly weekends and school holidays.

Grey Nurse Shark Watch

Recreational divers collect data and take photos of grey nurse sharks when diving in their own time or during scheduled surveys.

Where?
Various
When?
Year round

Heritage parks of Moreton Bay - work experience placements

Assist Rangers to protect historic sites close to Brisbane.

Where?
Fort Lytton National Park
Saint Helena National Park
Teerk Roo Ra National Park
When?
Year round, Occasional dependent on work programs

Lamington Natural History Association

Lend your support to Lamington National Park ahead of its Centenary in 2015.

Where?
Lamington National Park
When?
Year round, Mostly weekends and school holidays.

Longreach District parks volunteers

Experience working in the Outback on visitor and natural resource management programs.

Where?
Bladensburg National Park
Diamantina National Park
Idalia National Park
Lochern National Park
Welford National Park
When?
Year round, Occasional dependent on work programs

Magnetic Island National Park volunteers

Volunteers are helping weed and revegetate beautiful Florence, Nelly and Horseshoe Bays on magnificent Magnetic Island.

Where?
Magnetic Island National Park
When?
Autumn, Winter, Spring, Saturday mornings (7.30am to 12.30pm) fortnightly March to November.

Magnetic Island Nature Care Association

Volunteers helping care for Magnetic Island with a focus on Bolger Bay.

Where?
Magnetic Island Regional Park
When?
Year round

Main Range National Park - work experience placements

Assist rangers with visitor and natural resource management programs.

Where?
Main Range National Park
When?
Year round, Occasional dependent on work programs

Mangrove Watch

Volunteers and scientists collect data on the health of estuarine and coastal systems around Moreton Bay, the Noosa River and in the Burnett Mary Region.

Where?
Various
When?
Year round

Marine Animal Stranding Response - Bowen Region

Help care and rehabilitate injured marine animals and get involved in research and education projects.

Where?
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
When?
Year round, Volunteers respond as needed.

Marine Animal Stranding Response - BSTAR in Bowen Region

Help care and rehabilitate injured marine animals and get involved in research and education projects.

Where?
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
When?
Year round, Volunteers respond as needed.

Marine Animal Stranding Response - Cairns Region

Help care and rehabilitate injured marine animals and get involved in turtle research and education projects.

Where?
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
When?
Year round, Volunteers respond as needed.

Marine Animal Stranding Response - Gladstone Region

Help care and rehabilitate injured marine animals and get involved in research and education projects.

Where?
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
When?
Year round, Volunteers respond as needed.

Marine Animal Stranding Response - Mackay Region

Help care and rehabilitate injured marine animals and get involved in research and education projects.

Where?
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
When?
Year round, Volunteers respond as needed.

Marine Animal Stranding Response - Magnetic Island

Help care and rehabilitate injured marine animals and get involved in turtle research and education projects.

Where?
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
When?
Year round, Volunteers respond as needed.

Marine Animal Stranding Response - Mission Beach

Help care and rehabilitate injured marine animals and get involved in research and education projects.

Where?
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
When?
Year round, Volunteers respond as needed.

Marine Animal Stranding Response - Townsville to Cardwell

Help care and rehabilitate injured marine animals and get involved in turtle research and education projects.

Where?
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
When?
Year round, Volunteers respond as needed.

Marine Animal Stranding Response - Whitsunday Region

Help care and rehabilitate injured marine animals and get involved in research and education projects.

Where?
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
Whitsunday national park islands
When?
Year round, Volunteers respond as needed.

Marine Debris Removal - Cape York Coast and Islands

Join in the clean-up of beautiful and remote beaches in far north Queensland.

Where?
Cape York Peninsula parks
Cedar Bay National Park
Daintree National Park - Cape Tribulation section
Hope Islands National Park
Jardine National Park
Lizard Island National Park
When?
Year round, Regular events scheduled.

Moggill Regional Park Resource volunteers

Rangers need your help with weeding and revegetation projects.

Where?
Moggill Regional Park
When?
Year round, Usually third Saturday of the month.

Mon Repos Turtle Conservation volunteers

Help deliver educational information to visitors at this important Pacific turtle rookery.

Where?
Mon Repos Regional Park
When?
Summer, November to March. Usually 1-2 nights per week from 6.45pm to 11pm. Some promotional activities may occur outside summer season.

Moorrinya National Park caretakers

Support rangers in a remote area by helping look after the park's homestead complex.

Where?
Moorrinya National Park
When?
Year round

Moreton Island Protection Committee

Help visitors enjoy magnificent Moreton Island and contribute to important conservation and regeneration projects.

Where?
Moreton Island National Park
When?
Year round

Nairana National Park caretakers

Support rangers in remote areas by helping look after the park and homestead complex.

Where?
Nairana National Park
When?
Autumn, Winter, Spring

Noah Beach campground hosts

Greet visitors and help maintain visitor facilities in return for free camping.

Where?
Daintree National Park - Cape Tribulation section
When?
Year round, Queensland school holidays and peak visitor periods during the dry season (usually June to November).

Noosa Parks Association Information Centre Volunteers

Provide information to visitors at one of Queensland's best-loved national parks.

Where?
Noosa National Park
When?
Year round

Noosa Trail Blazers Mountain Bike Club

Volunteer to help maintain and construct mountainbike trails near Noosa.

Where?
Parklands Regional Park
Tewantin National Park
When?
Year round

Noosa Weed Group

Help meet the challenges that being surrounded by suburban neighbours present.

Where?
Noosa National Park
When?
Year round

Northern region volunteers

Assist rangers to present and conserve outstanding parks and landscapes of tropical North Queensland.

Where?
Parks and forests of North Queensland
Regional locations north of Townsville
When?
Year round, Occasional dependent on work programs

O.U.C.H. (Order of Underwater Coral Heroes) Volunteers

Get involved in coral reef and seagrass monitoring, underwater clean-ups and community education projects in the wonderful Whitsundays region.

Where?
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
When?
Year round, Activities scheduled regularly, depending on weather.

Parks near Bundaberg volunteers and work experience

Assist rangers with visitor and natural resource management programs.

Where?
Burrum Coast National Park
Mon Repos Regional Park
Mouth of Kolan River Regional Park
When?
Year round, Occasional dependent on work programs

Parks near the Gold Coast - work experience placements

Assist rangers with visitor and natural resource management programs.

Where?
Gold Coast Management Unit
When?
Year round, Occasional dependent on work programs

Queensland Turtle Research Conservation Project

Assist with the research and monitoring of marine turtles.

Where?
Mon Repos Regional Park
Other sites

Queensland Wader Study Group

Help monitor shorebirds at key sites along Queensland's coast.

Where?
Various
When?
Year round

Rally around the rainforest!

Volunteers are needed to help run environmental programs for children or spotlighting tours in the Queensland's amazing Wet Tropics.

Where?
Crater Lakes National Park
Other sites
When?
Year round

Reef Check Australia

Volunteers monitor and report on the health of Queensland's coral reefs.

Where?
Various
When?
Year round

Saint Helena Island Revegetators

Visit Queensland's first penal colony on an island off Brisbane and help keep it weed free.

Where?
Saint Helena National Park
When?
Year round

Sandy Cape Lightstation volunteers/caretaker

Credit: Gordon Murrell, QPWS

Stay on the world's largest sand island and help with building and track maintenance, weeding and turtle monitoring.

Where?
Great Sandy National Park - Fraser Island Section
When?
Year round

Seabird Monitoring - North West, Heron, Mast Head, Tryon and Lady Musgrave Islands

Visit tropical islands to help identify, band and count seabirds.

Where?
Capricornia Cays National Park
When?
Summer, January for 8-10 days.

Seagrass-Watch

Join this global, scientific and long-term sea-grass assessment and monitoring program.

Where?
Various
When?
Year round

South East Queensland Wildlife Centre Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help maintain the wildlife centre and surrounds, and with general husbandry tasks.

Where?
D'Aguilar National Park
When?
Year round, Weekdays from 8.00am to 3.00pm.

Southern Cooloola volunteers and work experience

Assist rangers with visitor and natural resource management programs in a World Heritage Area.

Where?
Great Sandy National Park - Cooloola Section
When?
Year round, Occasional dependent on work programs

Sunshine Coast and Hinterland Parks volunteers

Assist rangers with visitors and natural resource management programs.

Where?
Sunshine Coast and Hinterland Parks various
When?
Year round, Occasional dependent on work programs

Sunshine Coast Bushwalking Club

Help maintain and repair the Conondale Range Great Walk, Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk and other great hiking trails.

Where?
Conondale Range National Park
Kondalilla National Park
Mapleton Falls National Park
Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk
When?
Year round, Meet Tuesday fortnightly February - November.

The Diggings' weed and track volunteers

Four wheel drive club members give rangers near Mackay a helping hand.

Where?
Crediton State Forest
Eungella National Park
When?
Year round

TREAT (Trees for Evelyn and Atherton Tablelands) and QPWS Lake Eacham Nursery

Volunteer at the Lake Eacham nursery and with planting projects or education programs promoting natural corridors for native wildlife.

Where?
Crater Lakes National Park
When?
Year round

Tumoulin Habitat and Biodiversity project

Help the Tableland National Park Volunteers rehabilitate, protect and provide access to a key forest environment.

Where?
Tumoulin Forest Reserve
When?
Year round, Activities held weekly.

Whitsunday Marine Debris Removal

Help keep wonderful Whitsunday beaches clean.

Where?
Mackay Islands National Parks
Whitsunday national park islands
When?
Year round, Clean-ups sheduled regularly, depending on weather.
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Last updated
30 June 2016

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