Coronavirus (COVID-19) update
To ensure the restricted mass gatherings and physical distancing directions of the Victorian Chief Health Officer are adhered to, all volunteering, education and guided walks programs have been suspended until further notice. This includes individual participation as part of community or environmental group on Parks Victoria’s estate.
Whilst we appreciate the enormous contribution volunteers make to the conservation and protection of nature, the message is clear – you must stay home. Currently there are only four reasons to leave your house. For food and supplies that you need. For exercise. For medical care and care giving. And for work and education – if necessary.
‘Insights into Nature’ Webinar Series
While we are staying at home to help slow the spread of coronavirus, Parks Victoria has developed a series of webinars for volunteers and the broader community called Insights into Nature.
These webinars will be recorded and be made available to view after the event. Click on the topic title below to view the recording on YouTube.
|Wednesday 13 May||Discover Australia's Volunteer Landscape||
Sector Development Manger
|Wednesday 27 May||
Warning: This video contains content about the 2019/20 bushfires and may cause distress to some viewers.
|Dr Mark Norman
Chief Conservation Scientist
|Wednesday 10 June||Discover Victoria's Heritage Places||Dr Kim Wilson and Paul Roser
Historic Heritage Team
|Wednesday 24 June||Explore Victoria's Underwater Parks||Mark Rodrigue
Statewide leader Marine and Coastal Environments
Presentations are free and everyone is welcome to attend.
The series start on Wednesday 13 May, 10:30 am – 12 noon and will run fortnightly. Presentations will go for an hour with questions following.
Register now to attend.
Once registered, participants will receive a link with information on how to attend online.
Volunteer in Victoria's parks
Volunteering in parks is a great way to contribute to conserving Victoria’s special places. The many personal benefits of volunteering include learning more about plants and wildlife, gaining new skills, being in the outdoors, improving health and well being and meeting new friends. Time spent in nature also reduces stress and promotes physical wellbeing.
Discover hundreds of exciting volunteer opportunities around Victoria and learn about groups working in your local area. There are volunteer activities for every age group, skill and ability type. Join a regular group or just participate occasionally. You can volunteer for a huge range of activities, including:
- improving habitats for wildlife
- learning how to propagate plants and collect seeds
- taking photos of endangered species and habitats
- providing visitor information along popular tracks and campgrounds
- providing interpretation and guided walks
Register to become an official Parks Victoria volunteer by creating a user account and volunteer profile with details about your interests, skills, and contact information. With ParkConnect, you can look for volunteer opportunities that match your interest or location, join an activity or group, plan a volunteer group activity and record and celebrate your achievements.
Vision for the future
To find out about the future of volunteering at Parks Victoria download the Volunteering in Parks Strategic Plan.