NaturallyGC Volunteer Landcare Program

Protect, restore & enhance our natural areas

Volunteer to protect and improve our natural areas with NaturallyGC Landcare and make a difference to our environment.

REGISTER TO JOIN A TREE PLANTING OR LANDCARE EVENTSUBSCRIBE TO OUR ENEWS

 

Thousands of volunteers join us in helping to plant up to 60,000 native trees each year.

We achieve this by:

  • Partnering with Landcare and Bushcare groups on long term priority projects
  • Facilitating community project-based and special tree planting events, for example, koala tree planting
  • Providing Junior Landcare opportunities for schools and holiday programs
  • Corporate volunteering program

Join a group or community tree planting activity

Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, there are many ways you can volunteer to help regenerate our bushland areas.

Find an event location or topic that suits you and register online to secure a spot.

Important information before you register for an event

  • Each event has a description of what is involved
  • Activities are family friendly, our recommended age is from 5 years up
  • Our events are set to a maximum number of participants for safety, space and optimum learning opportunities. We only allow for a maximum of 5 registrations for group bookings.
  • If you’re group is larger than 5 or you’re a school or corporate group contact us directly to discuss your needs and our team can direct you to a suitable event.

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Membership

There is an option to regularly volunteer for any of the below groups listed. You must first register to attend a session online to ensure it’s the right group for you.

BECOME A VOLUNTEER GROUP MEMBER

Find out more about each group and their works below:

There are a range of Friends of National Parks and other environment volunteering opportunities.

OUR BEACHES EVENTSNATURALLYGC LANDCARE PARTNER OPPORTUNITIES

Email: naturallygc@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
Phone: 07 5581 1537

School tree planting events

Join us for a tree planting in a Council conservation area.

Corporate tree planting events

Corporate tree planting is available April – October 2024.

Important eligibility criteria apply. You can view the criteria for the school and corporate group tree planting events via the online form below.

Corporate groups may still be eligible to join us at existing scheduled Landcare events.

Please contact us to discuss your needs as spaces are limited to allow for a wide range of community members to attend these popular events.

Submit an enquiry for a school or corporate tree planting

Aims of the program

The program aims to:

  • increase the biodiversity of native flora and fauna
  • improve and expand habitat for native animals
  • reduce sediment and erosion along our waterways
  • improve water quality and health of our waterways
  • improve the health of native vegetation
  • get the community involved in managing bushland areas
  • educate the community on best practice ecological restoration
  • build partnerships
  • provide a fun volunteer experience.

Benefits for volunteers

By volunteering to help with the program you can:

  • make a difference to our local environment
  • socialise with like-minded people
  • be active and healthy – you'll feel the health benefits after each session
  • undertake a variety of training courses
  • take part in social events held throughout the year
  • explore new areas of the Gold Coast
  • learn bush regeneration skills you can use in your own backyard
  • learn about our native flora and fauna
  • spend time in nature with proven benefits for wellbeing.

Our role in the program

We support Bushcare and Landcare groups by providing:

  • skilled ecological restoration staff to coordinate the program including site preparation, contractor management and on-going maintenance to ensure long-term success
  • materials including native plants, tools, and gloves, etc.
  • Strategic long-term planning for priority project and Landcare sites
  • City staff to facilitate sessions
  • skilled ecological restoration staff to coordinate the city-wide program and provide support
  • ecological restoration staff to attend Bushcare and Landcare sessions
  • ecological restoration plans to guide works
  • public liability insurance and personal accident insurance for all approved activities and volunteers (aged between 5 and 80 years) working on Council owned or managed land
  • education and training information through access to NaturallyGC workshops
  • on ground technical training including:
    - native plant identification
    - best practice restoration
    - site planning
    - weed identification and removal techniques
  • awards and social gatherings to acknowledge volunteer achievements
  • contractor management.

Program awards

  • Queensland Landcare – Partnerships with Landcare award 2019
  • Queensland Landcare award finalist for 'Partnering with Landcare' – 2013
  • Healthy Waterways Government Award finalist – 2014