February 8, 2020 10:00am - 1:00pm


Conservation Volunteers

Event description

In the aftermath of the recent bushfires across Australia, Conservation Volunteers has been entrusted as a one of the key organisations to assist in the recovery by coordinating and delivering immediate environmental recovery needs of bushfire affected areas.

In many areas across the country we are still in an emergency phase, whilst other areas are only beginning to assess the losses caused by bushfire and plan for recovery. Volunteering opportunities will be limited in the very short-term - but there are ways that you can help!

Come and join us in Melbourne to start building much needed nesting boxes to provide shelter for possums, gliders, microbats and many other native animals. Many natural tree hollows have been lost as result of fire, nest boxes replicate these tree hollows and provide much needed shelter.

All training and materials will be provided. There is no cost to get involved in this event.

We look forward to helping the fire affected areas and providing our wildlife new opportunities and new beginnings!

What you need to bring and wear: Snacks and a water bottle. Please wear appropriate clothing for the activity including sturdy footwear.

Volunteers under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The level of interest from the community and offers of support has been enormous. Places on this event are limited, so if this event is booked out please keep an eye out for other upcoming opportunities where you can get involved.

About Conservation Volunteers Australia

Conservation Volunteers Australia has been selected to coordinate the national environmental volunteering response to the bushfire crisis. From our experience in other disaster responses, we know that large numbers of people will contribute their time and skills to help with recovery over the many weeks, months and years ahead.

With the help and support of individuals, businesses and governments, Conservation Volunteers Australia has engaged communities in the environment since 1982. In that time we have welcomed hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around Australia and across the world and facilitated their participation in thousands of important projects.

Conservation Volunteers’ strength is our ability to engage people and communities through well managed and effective programs. Our volunteers come from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences and give their time freely to help. Our expertise in training and managing community volunteers transforms their efforts into a major force for environmental good and stronger, healthier communities.

Event info

8th of February, 2020
10:00am to 1:00pm

@120 Rosslyn St

120 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne, Victoria, Australia