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Volunteers drive our community-powered action, as we work to inspire, educate and demonstrate sustainable environmental practice and strengthen people's connection to the natural world.

All volunteers must complete an induction before volunteering with us.

Upcoming volunteer induction sessions:

Thursday 23 September, 2021, 5:00pm - 6:00pm (online)

Thursday 28th October, 2021, 5.00pm - 6.00pm (online)

Friday Gardening Group Compost Turner
Friday Gardening Bees 
 We are looking for garden volunteers to supplement our existing garden team on Fridays. Having experience and knowledge of gardening is favourable, but not compulsory. Having team spirit, lots of enthusiasm and being reliable are!
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Garden Waterers
Our garden beds are often thirsty! Volunteers help to water once (or twice) for an hour during the week, to keep our plants and veggies hydrated. All volunteers are given a run-down of the watering regime, including the hot house and seedling pots.
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Compost Turners
Regular turning of the Community Compost bins helps to promote natural break-down of food scraps to create rich soil fertiliser. Volunteers are required at least twice a week to help turn the compost with pitchforks.
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Reveg Saturday Gardener NatureSpot Live Mollusc Sampling
ReVeg Gardeners
We host plant revegetation events to restore, regenerate and protect the ecosystems unique to our local areas.
Citizen Science: NatureSpot
 A fun way to contribute to citizen science! We need your help to snap photos of local flora and fauna and upload data from your smart phone, to capture essential information on our local environment. Volunteers can contribute from their own homes on this project!
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Citizen Science: Mollusc Monitoring
Help the Port Phillip Baykeeper methodologically survey live molluscs off shore, and conduct beach shell surveys and microplastic surveys across local beaches around St Kilda.
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Repair Cafe Westgate Park Volunteer Corporate Volunteering
Repair Cafe Fixers & Menders
Do you like fixing things? Mending things that are broken or torn? The St Kilda Repair Cafe needs volunteers with skills at fixing household items such as clothing/textiles, jewellery, books, shoes, bikes, small furniture, computers, electronics, small appliances and more.
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Westgate Park Volunteer
Volunteer with our affiliates at Westgate Biodiversity. Help with growing plants, propagation, spreading mulch, weeding and pruning, monitoring water quality, picking up litter, and joining monthly bird and fungi surveys. Westgate Park is located in Port Melbourne.
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Corporate Volunteering
Take your team out on a corporate volunteering day. Work with penguins, become marine biologists for a day, build nestboxes, and more! We tailor our programs to suit your group.
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Reception Microplastics Analysis Sunscreen
EcoCentre Receptionist
Reception Volunteers help to monitor enquiries by email, phone and face to face. This role is essential in keeping the EcoCentre moving, with lots of opportunities to assist with other exciting projects. This role requires a minimum of half a day a week availability.
No positions available
Citizen Science: Microplastic Analysis
We run monthly river trawls on the Yarra and Maribyrnong Rivers to collect scientific data on plastic pollution in our waterways. Our volunteers analyse these samples to quantify the plastic found.
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Citizen Science: Sunscreen Sampling
RMIT and the EcoCentre have teamed up to research effects of sunscreen on marine life in the Bay. We take water samples in local beaches across the summer for scientists to analyse.
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Work Placement    
Student Placements
We welcome high school and university students to complete placement with us, on programs including excursion, curriculum development, and citizen science project delivery.
No positions available

Boon Wurrung Foundation Logo The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukut Weelam 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.