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Water Quality Monitoring Volunteer

  • Location: Townsville QLD
  • Commitment: Regular - less than 6 months
  • Category: Environment & Conservation
  • Time Required

    Tuesdays and Wednesdays - 7.30am to 1pm. Volunteers meet opposite Rowes Bay Caravan Park at 7.30am where transport to and from site is provided.

  • Suitable for
    • Centrelink Volunteers
    • People Learning English
    • Skilled Volunteers
    • Travelling Volunteers
    • Work Experience
  • Type of work
    • Education & Training
    • Garden Maintenance
    • Working with Animals
  • Training

    Volunteers need to attend a volunteer induction at our office prior to commencing volunteering. Training is provided on-the-job.

  • Requirements

    What you need to bring and wear - closed in shoes, (preferably with a steel toe if you have them), long pants, long sleeves, gardening gloves, a wide brimmed hat, sunglasses and waterproof jacket (if it's a wet day). Please take with you a water bottle, your lunch and sunscreen.

Join Conservation Volunteers Australia to monitor the health of the waterways around Townsville through our long-running Creekwatch program. The Creekwatch program assesses water quality across a number of local creeks using comprehensive assessment techniques that include the following:

Physical/chemical analysis, macro invertebrate surveys, fish surveys, bird surveys photo monitoring, weed identification and control.

You will get to visit various creeks and waterways to collect data, sample macro invertebrates (waterbugs) and survey fish. This is a great opportunity to learn environmental skills and meet new people. No experience is necessary as training is provided on the job.

Creekwatch runs every Tuesday and Wednesday from 7.30am to 1pm. Come along once or more regularly.