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Volunteering opportunities

NSW national parks benefit enormously from the help of volunteers. Volunteer work is a great way to connect with and conserve our environment for generations to come. Learn about life in the bush from park rangers. Work with Aboriginal rangers and develop your understanding of Aboriginal culture. Meet like-minded people, develop new skills and experience some of NSW’s finest natural locations.

There are many ways to get involved. Join a local bush regeneration group, sign up your company for corporate volunteering or become a tour guide.

Nature Nomads, Yuraygir National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin

Lend a hand in our national parks

Volunteers planting in Tomaree National Park. Photo: John Spencer/DPIE

Volunteer for bushfire recovery

Following the 2019-2020 bushfires NPWS has focused on the recovery of specific species and on pest control. Future volunteer programs are still under assessment. 

Mungo Brush campground host informs visitors, Myall Lakes National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Become a campground host

Campground hosts help NSW National Parks rangers by meeting and greeting campers, helping them enjoy their park experience in our campgrounds.

Corporate volunteers participating in bush regeneration, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

Corporate volunteering

Is your workplace looking for a unique outdoor experience that inspires both team-building and individual development? The NSW National Parks corporate volunteering program offers interactive volunteering experiences based in Sydney Harbour and Lane Cove national parks.

Southern corroboree frog (Pseudophryne corroboree), Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Threatened species volunteering

Would you like to be actively involved in helping to save threatened species in NSW from extinction? Volunteer for NSW National Parks’ threatened species projects and make a real difference to the future of our Australian animals, birds and plants.

Visitors take a guided tour in Hill End Historic Site. Photo: John Spencer

Historic and cultural heritage volunteering program

Are you a history buff longing for an outlet? Have you ever considered volunteering as a guide to share local heritage with visitors to your area? NSW National Parks invites you to join us in helping to keep our state’s precious cultural and historic sites open to the public. Becoming a historic and cultural heritage volunteer will give you an opportunity to offer guided tours and share local history with visitors.