Friends of Parks

All around Queensland, clubs and community groups and a range of organisations partner with QPWS to help rangers care for our amazing and diverse parks and forests. The Queensland Government appreciates the vital assistance and support given by volunteers and volunteer organisations.

The Friends of Parks Program, a three-year funding initiative to boost volunteering in Queensland’s parks and forests, ended in 2015. Check out the Friends of Parks project highlights.

While the funding program has finished, volunteering in parks is still alive and well. More than 100 community groups across Queensland support a range of on-park activities. Volunteer roles range from welcoming visitors to wildlife surveys, monitoring bush campsites and removing weeds.

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service is keen to work with the community to establish new Friends groups for parks and forests.

Community groups and volunteers throughout Queensland can help rangers provide recreation or visitor services, and undertake wildlife, heritage or conservation management projects and more…

You too can GET INVOLVED! There are loads of ways to be a friend of parks either as an individual volunteer or through a community group or club.

If you would like to volunteer in Queensland’s parks, see Become a volunteer or Find a volunteer project.