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Current Volunteering Opportunities

We have a number of events that the EcoCentre will be represented at, and we would love your help.


Event Volunteers

Picnic Day in Port
Sunday 30th April 2pm - 4pm
Garden City Reserve
- Meet the critters of Port with the EcoCetnre
- Pot some indigenous plants with SKINC
- Environmental Film Show - Baykeeper and Melbourne Down under
Volunteers will be stationed at our stall.

Saturday 27th May 1pm - 4pm
Southport Uniting Church, 329 Dorcas St, South Melbourne
Theme: Creatures of the bay - reducing plastic and waste.
Pop in to our stall and help out if you can!

Acland St Mystery Neighbours: Meet St Kilda's Wildlife
8 Volunteers required.
8.30am - 12.30pm
Saturday 3rd June & Saturday 10th June
This event includes Captain Trash, MC Guttermouth, a Drain Diorama, aquatic mini beasts, beach in a bowl activities. Volunteers will help in the running of these interactive and fun activities in Acland Street.

Interested? Send your expression of interest volunteer@ecocentre.com or call 9534 0670. Please note, volunteers must be registered and inducted before helping out.participating as an event volutneer.


Gardening - Organic gardeners aspiring for a green thumb wanted!

We are looking for garden volunteers to supplement our existing garden team. Having experience and knowledge of gardening is favourable, but not compulsory. Having team spirit, lots of enthusiasm and being reliable are!

Garden tasks are: 

Weeding, watering, mulching, propagation, composting, worm farming, harvesting, general site maintenance and landscaping (which may include digging, raking, tidying, etc).

You will be part of a dedicated team of amazing volunteers and will have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge on organic gardening techniques, and maintain a garden that has been teaching children and the community about growing food for over a decade. Plus you get to take home fresh, organic produce regularly, yum!

Gardeners are expected to:

  • Be community-minded team-players;
  • Have an interest in native vegetation/bush tucker growing as well as 'regular' vegetables;
  • Participate on Fridays from 10 am - 3 pm, once a week, once a fortnight or once a month;
  • Show a commitment to attending the group, the EcoCentre and its values;
  • Undertake a safety induction

Interested? Send your expression of interest volunteer@ecocentre.com or call 9534 0670. Please note volunteer inductions are run once a month, based on interest.


Compost turner!

We are after a new volunteer (or two) who is interested in helping turn our compost bays.

Bays need turning Monday or Tuesdays and we like to have a regular volunteer, as well as someone who is available to be a back up turner, in case.

Interested? Send your expression of interest volunteer@ecocentre.com or call 9534 0670.


Watererers needed!

Our garden beds are often thirsty!

We're after volunteers who are able to water once (or twice) for an hour during the week, to help keep our plants and veggies hydrated. You will be given a run down of the watering regime, including the hot house and pots.

Interested? Send your expression of interest volunteer@ecocentre.com or call 9534 0670.


Westgate Park Volunteers

The Friends of Westgate Park welcome new volunteers (individuals, families and teams) to help them realise their vision and join a very enthusiastic core of volunteers.  There is much work still to be done!

FOWP work regularly on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30am to 3pm, and on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 9am to 4pm. Contact Tony on 0400 770 254 to discuss how you can help, and then they can arrange to meet, introduce you to the Park and take you to the current work site.






The EcoCentre acknowledges the Yalukit Willam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located. We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and elder members of our multicultural community.
We proudly work in partnership with Aunty Carolyn Briggs and the Boon Wurrung Foundation.