Community events and volunteering

There are a number of programs available for people who would like to get involved in conservation and help protect our environment.

Clean up our environment

Enjoying the environment is an important part of the Queensland lifestyle. Keeping the environment clean maintains its aesthetic value and visual amenity.

There are a number of organisations that rely on volunteers to help keep Queensland environment free from litter and illegally dumped rubbish.

Keep Queensland Beautiful is Queensland’s longest standing community-based, environmental organisation that encourages a state-wide network of grassroots volunteers who work to deliver a cleaner greener environment.

Clean Up Australia inspires and empowers communities to clean up, fix up and conserve the environment. Every year on Clean Up Australia Day, hundreds of thousands of Australians get stuck in and clean up their local environment by collecting and removing rubbish. Clean Up Australia coordinates the event and provides resources and materials to help you plan your activity.

Tangaroa Blue Foundation is focused on the health of our marine environment, and coordinates the Australian Marine Debris Initiative—an on-ground network of volunteers, communities, organisations and agencies around the country monitoring the impacts of marine debris along their stretch of coastline.


Volunteering with us will give you the chance to:

  • contribute to the protection and management of our natural environment
  • meet people and develop knowledge, skills and self-esteem
  • use your skills and experience to help the community.

As a volunteer, a departmental officer will:

  • give you an introduction to the department
  • explain your role
  • provide training
  • help with any questions or issues that you have.

Call 13 QGOV (13 74 68) for more information.