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Volunteering with our department will give you the chance to:
- contribute directly to the protection and management of our natural environment
- meet people and develop knowledge, skills and self-esteem
- put your administrative skills, trade or tertiary studies to work for Queensland.
When you volunteer with us, you are agreeing to undertake volunteering activities of your own free will without payment and under the direction of the department.
Most opportunities for volunteering occur as part of the department’s commitment to monitoring and supporting our threatened species. Other opportunities to work in Queensland's National Parks and protected areas are also available. Visit the Queensland Government website for more information on these opportunities.
As a volunteer there are a variety of activities that you could be doing, depending on when and where you are working, including:
- caring for and rehabilitate sick, injured or orphaned animals
- planting native trees along wildlife corridors
- helping monitor and relocate turtle nests as well as counting nests and hatchlings
- assisting in park related projects such as weed eradication or visitor infrastructure developments
- assisting with guided tours at historic sites such as Fort Lytton
- recording migratory wading birds along our coasts
- monitoring and collecting information on Johnstone River snapping turtles and yellow-bellied gliders.
If you decide to volunteer with the department, you will be guided and assisted by a department officer who will give you an introduction to the organisation, explain your role, provide training and help with any questions or issues that might arise.