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In addition to the volunteering opportunities organised by the department, on occasion we partner with a number of other organisations where you may be able to volunteer:
Conservation Volunteers Australia—Various areas from Brisbane through to Far North Queensland
Volunteers are needed to do a variety of tasks with Conservation Volunteers Australia. Activities may include revegetation, weeding, pest management activities or maintenance.
Fort Lytton Historical Association—Fort Lytton National Park
Fort Lytton Historical Association volunteers provide guided tours of the Fort on Sundays, Public Holidays and certain other times throughout the year. In conjunction with the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing the group has set up and maintains the guns, museum, canteen and other buildings and memorabilia from the Boer War to present day.
Grey Nurse Shark Watch, Reef Check Australia—Various regions across Queensland
Volunteers (recreational divers) provide data and photos of grey nurse sharks when they are out diving in their free time.
Mangrove Watch—Various regions across Queensland.
Volunteers record basic data (video and photos) for assessments of estuarine habitat health
Moreton Island Protection Committee—Moreton Island
Volunteer duties include weed control, revegetation and other general maintenance duties.
Queensland Wader Study Group—Various regions across QLD
Volunteers regularly conduct shorebird monitoring in Queensland.
Seagrass Watch—Various regions across QLD
Seagrass Watch is a long-term monitoring program and volunteers are required to record data on the types, quantities, locations and quality of various seagrasses.