Community volunteers

The La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary offers a variety of opportunities for interested community members to lend a hand. We currently work with two organisations who regularly come on-site to help out at the Sanctuary. Those who are Interested should contact the following organisations and groups.

Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA)

Conservation Volunteers Australia aims to attract and manage volunteers to participate in projects that protect or enhance our environment and heritage. CVA regularly help with land management on-site at the La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Friends of the Wildlife Reserve Inc.

The 'Friends' hold various volunteer events at the La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary, including regular working bees at 10am on the 4th Sunday of every month. Current members of the 'Friends' receive discounts on all products available at the La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary retail shop.

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Additional Opportunities

Due to the excellent work of CVA and the Friends, we do not generally require extra community volunteers. However, at certain times throughout the year, extra help may be needed in the plant production and seed sorting area of the Sanctuary.

During these times, the LTWS may ask for the help of interested community members. Please follow the steps below to express your interest in this area of volunteer work.

How to Express Your Interest

  1. Click on the 'Apply Now' button bellow.
  2. Complete the Community Volunteer Expression of Interest form. Please fill in your contact details and preferences.
  3. If a vacancy becomes available in the plant production area, we will contact you with further details regarding this volunteer work.
  4. If you do not hear from us, this indicates that we do not currently require any additional volunteers. Thank you for your interest!

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Please note: We cannot predict when we will require additional volunteers. If you are passionate about volunteering at LTWS, we strongly suggest contacting CVA or the Friends group, rather than waiting for an opportunity in plant production.

Thank you

We would like to thank all of you for showing interest in volunteering at the La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary. We would not be where we are today without the overwhelming support of the surrounding community. We hope to see you all visiting the Sanctuary, and enjoying the natural resource we have all worked so hard to protect and nurture.