Volunteer Draft Page

Nature Glenelg Trust provides you or your group with meaningful opportunities to be part of on-ground environmental action in the South East of SA or western Victoria.

Working with our community is a key focus of NGT’s work – we couldn’t achieve what we do without you!

Wherever you live in our focal region, there are plenty of ways you can get involved with NGT’s many projects and activities. Many tasks do not require previous experience and some are family friendly – there’s something for everyone! Whether you’re young, old, active, have limited mobility; if you have decades’ worth of knowledge or are just starting out in your nature endeavours, we’d love to hear from you. Please download and complete the NGT Volunteer Registration Form and email it to us. We’ll be in touch soon!

Follow the links below to learn more about our fortnightly Fieldwork Fridays and upcoming volunteer activities.

Many of the available volunteer opportunities centre around NGT’s restoration reserves in the South East region of South Australia and western Victoria. Most of these properties are former farms which are undergoing the long process of being converted back to habitat. Click on the properties and projects below to learn more about each location and specific volunteer opportunities.

Other opportunities

If you have any other particular skills or interests which you think could benefit NGT’s work, please also get in touch. And if you aren’t already on our mailing list, please sign up to receive our monthly newsletter – this is where we share what we’ve been up to and send out more specific volunteer call outs. You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram.

We look forward to working with you soon!


Volunteer Coordinator
We are looking for a new Volunteer Coordinator (volunteer position)! This position is based in Mount Gambier and is very flexible in terms of working from home/NGT office and number of hours per week. The full position description is below – please contact us if you have any questions or are interested in the position.

Position Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Organisation: Nature Glenelg Trust
Location: Mount Gambier

About Nature Glenelg Trust
Nature Glenelg Trust is an environmental not-for-profit organisation that works on a wide range of biodiversity related projects in the south-east of South Australia and south-west Victoria to benefit our environment and local communities. NGT is a mission-driven organisation that believes in positive action, and working with the community and our partners to achieve real results on the ground. Nature Glenelg Trust’s goal is to protect and enhance the natural environment in our focal region, with a particular emphasis on wetland conservation and restoration activities.

Position overview
The Volunteer Coordinator has an important role in overseeing our small but growing volunteer program. The position has responsibility for all aspects of volunteer management, collaborating with NGT staff to ensure volunteer engagement is effective and consistent, and organising volunteer events and activities.

Position duties

  • Coordinate the volunteer management system
  • Engage with volunteers and let them know of upcoming events and activities
  • Develop, organise and promote volunteer opportunities, activities and events
  • Recruit new volunteers and increase involvement of existing volunteers
  • Prepare communications and promotion materials, including flyers, posters and newsletter articles
  • Engage with external stakeholders, including the Limestone Coast Volunteer Network, schools and environmental organisations
  • Assist with other tasks as required, particularly field work


  • Create a network of professionals and volunteers involved in the environmental sector
  • The chance to get outdoors and do hands-on work in beautiful places
  • Gain transferable skills beneficial to any workplace
  • Flexible working conditions

We are looking for someone who can make the position their own and use initiative to identify priorities and opportunities. You should be able to work independently and in a team, and have strong communication and problem solving skills. Experience and interest in conservation and natural resource management is desirable but not essential.

Time commitment
Minimum 3 hours per week, which can be spread over multiple days if desired

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