Volunteer with us

Join our team - we can't do it without you

Volunteers at the Nature Parks help us protect nature for wildlife and inspire others to act. If you choose to volunteer with us, our opportunities provide rewarding experiences, with the chance to contribute to meaningful conservation outcomes.

Volunteers work directly with the Nature Parks, helping in roles from visitor experience, threatened species monitoring, re-vegetation, administration and more. There are also volunteer opportunities available with local community groups that help ensure the conservation of the Nature Park's unique plants, animal, cultural and historical sites.

Click here to view the opportunities we have available and apply.

Who can become a volunteer?

Phillip Island Nature Parks welcomes anyone to volunteer with us. Each role has different requirements, and may involve: 

• Completing our Induction and Training
• Obtaining a Working with Children's Check

The majority of our roles are for people aged 18 years and over, however, we do have limited opportunities for people under the age of 18 years or families.

How do I apply to volunteer?

Head over to our Volunteer Opportunities page to find out more about our roles.

Simply use the search bar to find roles you might be interested in, click "fill in an application", register and submit. You can search by your availability and commitment level too - so you know the role you apply for is perfectly suited to you.

When can I get started?

Some roles you will be able to get started in straight away, while others we recruit for on an "as needs" basis. Fill in an application form and we will be in touch with next steps and likely time frames.

What if I am interested in more than one role?

Lots of Volunteers do more than one role with us, simply fill in an application form for the role you are most interested in. In the application form, there is a section called 'General Interests', here select all other roles you are interested in and we will provide you with the relevant information.

Can I use my volunteer hours to fulfill University placements?

Yes, lots of students Volunteer with us and use their hours to contribute to their university placements. Please ensure you are meeting the requirements on the Volunteer Role Description. You could also take a look at our opportunities for tertiary placements and/or internships here, as these may be more suited to your needs.

More information

For all inquiries about volunteering or to seek alternatives to our online application process, please contact our Volunteers Coordinator at volunteers@penguins.org.au or 0437 476 833.