Volunteers are our backbone, and it is thanks to the many thousands of hours contributed that Arid Recovery has managed to achieve so much. Volunteers engage in activities, including:
- constructing and maintaining fences and infrastructure
- assisting with research and monitoring
- leading tours
- running the market day stall
- equipment maintenance
- + more
There is bound to be a task that you can not only assist us with, but also genuinely enjoy and gain satisfaction from.
Fencing & Reserve Maintenance
Fencing and Reserve maintenance is ongoing and always in need of a few extra pairs of hands to help out.
Annual Trapping and Ongoing Research
In early March, we conduct annual pitfall trapping to monitor reptiles and small mammals inside and outside the Reserve. This is a week-long activity and volunteers must be prepared to participate for the entire week. This event is always popular, so remember to book early (preference may be given to students studying environmental sciences or those with prior experience). Other volunteers with an environmental science background are required throughout the year for trapping, tracking and radio-tracking, and are invited to inquire at any time.
Feral Control Volunteers
We have permanent traps set around the perimeter of the Reserve to reduce predator pressure and feral rabbit numbers along the fence line. These require daily checks. This role is perfect for local volunteers.
Arid Recovery Tours
Arid Recovery volunteers run tag-along tours of the Reserve. Tours include a guided walk to the viewing platform for sunset, then a visit to the nocturnal viewing hide where nocturnal re-introduced species can be observed. Full training and an information manual is provided. This is a very rewarding experience for both the guide and the tourists.
General Fundraising Ideas & Contributions
Do you have a fundraising idea? Are you keen to help out with events, or with fundraising such as selling raffle tickets?
For further information, please contact our Community Coordinator.