Conservation Volunteers Australia This volunteering event is run by Conservation Volunteers Australia. In Hobart, our volunteering opportunities focus on the river Derwent. Learn about these amazing wetlands, find out why we need to protect them, and take hands-on action to restore these habitats. Meet like-minded volunteers, discover new places and feel good taking care of our natural spaces.
What does this volunteering event look like? We'll be working in Taroona together with a local community group, the Taroona Environment Network. We'll be removing plants with chemicals (cut and paste method) to encourage the regrowth of native vegetation.
What will I be doing on the day? When we remove weeds with the cut and paste method, we usually work in teams of two. One person cuts the plant and the other applies herbicide onto the cut stem. Our staff is trained in using chemicals and provide a safety induction plus all necessary training. If you don't wish to use chemicals, reach out to us and we can sort out a different job for you.
What impact will my volunteering have? By removing unwanted plants from this site, you will be encouraging native plants to thrive which in turn provide food and shelter for native wildlife. You will also stop the spread of invasive plants that take over natural ecosystems.
What skills or experience do I need? No experience necessary, we will show you everything you need to know and assist in any way we can. Just bring yourself and a willingness to learn.
Things to remember Secure your spot: Please register online to ensure your spot. Once you apply, you will receive a link to our registration website to register. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine on firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer ages: All participants aged 3 and over are welcome; please not that children 3-17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Clothing Please note that we require volunteers to wear a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, fully enclosed shoes (steel caps preferred) and a hat.