Become a Volunteer for Parks
Volunteer for Parks and get involved in a range of community partnership programs that support the work of the Queensland Parks and Wildlife (QPWS).
As a Volunteer for Parks you will undertake activities of your own free will, without payment, under the direction of the QPWS. This might involve:
- controlling weeds, collecting seeds or planting native trees
- helping maintain or develop tracks and other recreational facilities
- carrying out track inspections or collecting data
- providing information to visitors
- taking guided walks
- caring for and rehabilitating sick, injured or orphaned animals
- recording or monitoring wildlife such as migratory wading birds.
Activities vary depending on when and where you are working.
If you are a student and your secondary school, TAFE college or university requires you to undertake a vocational placement you will find information on the available opportunities at Work experience and Industry Placement.
As a volunteer you will meet like-minded people and join the community of special and caring individuals who contribute directly to the protection and management of nature and Queensland’s environment.
- volunteer directly with QPWS
- volunteer with other government departments or independent organisations to carry out activities that support QPWS
- become a campground host
- perform a work experience or industry placement with QPWS.
Put your enthusiasm, administrative skills, trade or tertiary studies to work in support of our rangers and Queensland.
For more information on becoming a volunteer for Parks see frequently asked questions.
Technically-oriented volunteering for Parks opportunities may be available for recent TAFE and university graduates and it may be possible to organise an individual arrangement rather than joining a formal program. Email ParkEnquiries@des.qld.gov.au for more information.