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.
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.
Lend a hand in our national parks
Join us for volunteer work in NSW national parks to help protect Australian animals, Australian birds and Australian native plants and meet new people.
This program is suspended until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers.
Campground hosts help NSW National Parks rangers by meeting and greeting campers, helping them enjoy their park experience in our campgrounds.
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.
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.
When you sign up to volunteer for tour guiding and visitor services, you’ll be doing something for yourself as well as for the benefit of visitors to NSW national parks.
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.
From mountain rainforests and coastal dunes, to bird-filled wetlands and eucalyptus forests, important bush regeneration work is being carried out across NSW.