Volunteering opportunities

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 56 volunteer projects

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

Where
Parklands Conservation Park
Tewantin National Park
When
Year round

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.

Help rangers greet visitors and maintain visitor facilities in return for free camping in one of Queensland’s most iconic national parks.

Where
Carnarvon Gorge, Carnarvon National Park
When
Year round

Queensland school holidays (Easter, June/July and September).

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

Where
K'gari (Fraser Island), Great Sandy National Park
When

Annual event.

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

Where
Crater Lakes National Park
When
Spring
Autumn
Winter

Usually only in dry weather months (May–October).

Help to manage and conserve the natural environment of Daisy Hill Conservation Park and surrounding areas.

Where
Daisy Hill Conservation Park
When
Year round

One Saturday per month and regular mid-week activities.

Assist rangers with visitor and natural resource management programs.

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

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

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

Where
Cooloola Recreation Area, Great Sandy National Park
When
Year round

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.

Join a volunteer program helping remove weeds and revegetate Burleigh Head National Park.

Where
Burleigh Head National Park
When
Year round

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

Where
Capricornia Cays National Park
When
Winter

For 4–5 weeks.

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

Where
Currimundi Lake (Kathleen McArthur) Conservation Park
When
Year round

1st Wednesday of month, 8.30–11.00am.

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

Where
Deception Bay Conservation Park
When
Year round

Friends of Nerang National Park is a volunteer group dedicated to promotion, protection, and enhancement of Nerang National Park.

Where
Nerang National Park
When
Year round

We meet on the 2nd Sunday of the month.

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

Where
Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park
When
Year round

Once a fortnight, starting at 8am.

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

Where
Lamington National Park
When
Year round

Working bees held each month at various locations.

Join a volunteer program dedicated to showcasing the World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park by assisting rangers greet visitors and maintain the park’s natural and cultural values.

Where
Lamington National Park
When
Year round

Mostly weekends and school holidays.

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

Join a volunteer program dedicated to showcasing the World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park by assisting rangers greet visitors and maintain the park’s natural and cultural values.

Where
Lamington National Park
When
Year round

Mostly weekends and school holidays.

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

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

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

Where
Magnetic Island National Park
When
Spring
Autumn
Winter

Saturday mornings (7.30am to 12.30pm) fortnightly March to November.

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

Where
Magnetic Island National Park
When
Year round

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

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

Where
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park - Bowen region
When
Year round

Volunteers respond as needed.

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

Where
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park - BSTAR in Bowen region
When
Year round

Volunteers respond as needed.

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

Where
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park - Cairns region
When
Year round

Volunteers respond as needed.

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

Where
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park - Gladstone region
When
Year round

Volunteers respond as needed.

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

Where
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park - Magnetic Island
When
Year round

Volunteers respond as needed.

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

Where
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park - Townsville to Cardwell
When
Year round

Volunteers respond as needed.

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

Where
Whitsunday national park islands
When
Year round

Volunteers respond as needed.

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

Where
Cape York Peninsula parks
Jardine River National Park, Heathlands Resources Reserve and Jardine River Resources Reserve
Daintree National Park (CYPAL)
Mangkalba (Cedar Bay), Ngalba Bulal National Park
Lizard Island National Park
Hope Islands National Park (CYPAL)
When
Year round

Regular events scheduled.

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

Where
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park - Mackay region
When
Year round

Volunteers respond as needed.

Help deliver educational information to visitors at this important Pacific turtle rookery. This volunteer program focusses on supporting the most significant loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific region, and the program is directly related to the nesting season.

Where
Mon Repos Conservation 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.

Help deliver educational information to visitors at this important Pacific turtle rookery. This volunteer program supports the running of the Mon Repos Turtle Centre.

Where
Mon Repos Conservation Park
When
Year round

Usually 1 day per week from 9.30am to 1.00pm. Some promotional activities may occur on weekends at community festivals and events.

Help deliver revegetation and weed control projects at this important Pacific turtle rookery.

Where
Mon Repos Conservation Park
When
Year round

Usually 1 day per week from 7.30am to 10.00am.

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

Where
Moorrinya National Park
When
Year round

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

Where
Gheebulum Kunungai (Moreton Island) National Park and Moreton Island Recreation Area
When
Year round

Monthly through autumn and spring, Friday to Sunday.

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

Where
Nairana National Park
When
Spring
Autumn
Winter

Join a volunteer program helping to create sustainable mountain bike trails in Nerang National Park.

Where
Nerang National Park
When
Year round

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

Where
Noosa National Park
When
Year round

Volunteer to help maintain and construct mountain bike trails near Noosa.

Where
Parklands Conservation Park
Tewantin National Park
When
Year round

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

Where
Noosa National Park
When
Year round

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.

Assist rangers with visitor and natural resource management programs.

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

Marine and Freshwater Turtle research and monitoring.

Where
Mon Repos Conservation Park

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

Where
Various
When
Year round

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
When
Year round

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

Where
Various
When
Year round

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

Where
Various
When
Year round

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

Where
Cooloola Recreation Area, Great Sandy National Park
When
Year round
Occasional dependent on work programs

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

Where
Crediton State Forest
Eungella National Park
When
Year round

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

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

Where
Tumoulin State Forest and Tumoulin Forest Reserve
When
Year round

Activities held weekly.

Help keep wonderful Whitsunday beaches clean.

Where
Whitsunday national park islands
Mackay Islands National Parks
When
Year round

Clean-ups scheduled regularly, depending on weather.

Help care and rehabilitate injured, sick or orphaned native wildlife and get involved in research and education projects.

Where
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park - Mission Beach
When
Year round

Volunteers respond as needed.