Environmental Volunteering Support
Volunteers make an important contribution to the management of Sydney’s natural environment. Wherever you go, from our beaches to the diverse bushland, rivers, creeks, wetlands, lagoons and local parks, you can Find a Volunteer Group of community members working nearby. Environmental work is generally done on public land and waterways and local councils manage and support most community volunteer activities.
The Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Management Authority has ongoing programs and events to encourage and facilitate involvement from the community in on-ground work to protect and rehabilitate Sydney’s valuable environment and natural resources. The materials will be available through the links below aim to help build the capacity of volunteers and volunteer supervisors to implement, enhance and promote their programs.
1. Volunteer programs and resources
Resources to assist a volunteer group get started, stay motivated and attract additional support.
2. Events and activities
Each year, the SMCMA supports workshops, training and events to increase the knowledge and skills of Sydney’s hard-working environmental volunteers and volunteer support staff and to promote community involvement beyond those that are already engaged.
3. Bushcare Resources, for professional use.
Resources to assist volunteer program managers and supervisors to set up, manage and reinvigorate their long-term environmental programs.
4. Environmental Volunteering Surveys in the Sydney Region (2005- 2009)
The SMCMA regularly collates and presents data collected by local councils, non-governments organisations, community groups and the National Parks and Wildlife Service about the enormous contribution volunteers make to environmental restoration in Sydney. Activities include bush regeneration, revegetation, community nursery work, native flora and faun monitoring and water quality monitoring.