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Environment & Conservation Volunteering Opportunities in Adelaide

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by The wanderer (subscribe)
Outdoor,photography,coffee, nature, food and culture lover; seeker of life's simple pleasures.
Published April 21st 2017
Protecting our most important heritage: nature
For all green and not so green thumbs out there, here is a little compilation of environmentally friendly activities which you can volunteer for, You may just want to spend some time doing an activity you enjoy with other like-minded people, you may want to get your hands dirty and learn more about nature, or perhaps you may need to gain new skills for a job or related studies, whatever your reason, volunteering for nature will reward you in some way.

The Wilderness Society

The Wilderness Society relies on over 40,000 passionate individuals to campaign, protect and create a social movement to preserve nature in Australia. Become a volunteer with this organisation by simply filling in an application form. You can then make donations, attend events, campaigns and training to be part of this movement.

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This organisation is currently running a campaign in South Australia to protect the Great Australian Bight from deep-sea oil and gas drilling. You can sign the petition, make a donation or become part of the campaign against this.

Trees for Life

This organisation began in 1981 and was founded on the principal that to experience change, one must take action and do something. Trees for Life was born from a need to revegetate South Australian soil after vast areas were cleared due to erosion and growing demographics.

Trees for Life approaches this issue by recruiting volunteers to grow seedlings in their yard. Once established, seedlings are given to farmers or land owners willing to plant them. The propagation of native plants helps to preserve natural biodiversity, soil erosion, improve water quality, and create natural habitats for native fauna.

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Trees for Life has seen immense growth and enthusiasm in the community since its first tree was planted on One Tree Hill back in 1982. This organisation has approximately 3,000 volunteers. You can get involved by volunteering your time and a small amount of space in your yard to grow seedlings or collect them. Alternatively, you can make donations or spread the word.

The Joinery

This oasis in the heart of Adelaide's CBD gathers a group of sustainable organisations including Conservation Council SA, Adelaide Sustainability Centre, The Depot Collective Café, Conservation Volunteers Australia, Australian Youth Climate Coalition, Pure SA, Tear Australia, Climate Action Network, Minimal Disturbance Bushcare, Adelaide Community Bicycle Workshop and Common Ground Community Garden.



After mentioning all those organisations you can see this collective space is serious about nature! You can volunteer for The Joinery in many different ways, from event support to admin duties, to graphic design and property maintenance. Contact The Joinery HERE and submit your details to become part of this welcoming communal space.

City of Onkaparinga

This is South Australia's largest metropolitan council. It extends through hills, coasts, suburban and industrial areas - it even covers one of South Australia's largest wine regions. With all these different landscapes to service, the council places conservation and nature high on their priority list, which also results in community engagement and commitment.



The City of Onkaparinga offers many volunteering opportunities for anyone interested. Their main program, Nature conservation, aims to protect native fauna and flora. Click here to discover available positions and to get in contact.

It is also important to mention that the City of Onkaparinga runs The Waste Nott Store and have numerous community programs, events and community gardens to preserve the environment.
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Why? Because you love nature
When: 7 days a week
Where: South Australia
Cost: free to volunteer
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