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Current Volunteering Opportunities

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 the EcoCentre and its values;
  • Undertake a safety induction
Interested? Send your expression of interest to our Volunteer Coordinator Anthony Gallacher on anthony@ecocentre.com or call 9534 0670.

 

Propagation wizz wanted!

Have you got a skill at growing plants from seeds or cuttings?

We're after a couple of whizz bang propagationists who are available to volunteer for a few hours a week, in order to create a wonderful collection of seedlings out of eco-friendly tubes that can be used to spread enthusiasm for herbs, pots and gardening far and wide.

Previous experience in porpagation is preferred.

Interested? Send your expression of interest to our Volunteer Coordinator Anthony Gallacher on anthony@ecocentre.com or call 9534 0670.

 

Watererers needed!

Now that it is warming up, our garden beds are getting 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 to our Volunteer Coordinator Anthony Gallacher on anthony@ecocentre.com or call 9534 0670.

 

 

Waterwatch Officers

The Friends of Westgate Park are looking for volunteers to assist with water quality monitoring. The Waterwatch program was initiated in 1993 to enable the community to become involved in the monitoring and management of waterways. Waterwatch aims to raise knowledge in the community about water issues and to encourage water quality monitoring groups to undertake constructive action. The state-wide movement also maintains a data management system to collect data from all over the state. Water quality monitoring is done once a month.

You will undertake water quality measures such as temperature, pH and salinity as well as a seasonal water bug survey. Westgate Park is found in Port Melbourne - right under the Westgate Bridge. You will nbe provided with free training to learn the skills required to help develop an ongoing water health program withing the park with continued assistance from the local coordinator.

For inquires contact Tony Flude tonyflude@alphalink.com.au or phone 0400 770 254 

 

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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.