Volunteer at Piney Lakes

Interested in Volunteering? Find volunteer opportunities and contact details for Volunteer Managers at Piney Lakes here.

Bush Crew Volunteer

Friday mornings, 8:00am - 10:00am

  • Priority ares: Bidi Kaitjiny Aboriginal Women's Trail and Black Cockatoo Habitat Restoration Site
  • Regular upkeep of seedlings (mulching, watering, planting, guarding)
  • Weed Control (learn what weeds are found in our area and help to eradicate them)
  • Sustainable garden design and care
  • Other odd jobs to assist in bushland restoration, as requested, in the Piney Lakes Reserve.

Contact: Environmental Community Liaison Officer, jacklyn.buchanan@melville.wa.gov.au for an interview and induction.

Environmental Education and Event Assistant Volunteer

Varying times during school hours, school holidays, Wednesday evenings and Saturdays.

Please note: All volunteers nominating this position must have a Working with Children Check or submit one immediately following induction.

  • Assist Environmental Education Officer to run guided group programs for students aged pre-primary - tertiary
  • Supervise holiday and after-school programs for children aged four to twelve years old (varying days and times)
  • Assist Environmental Education Officer by guiding bushwalks and building tours as alternate activities for large groups. Full on site training provided.

Duties include; event set up and pack down, interaction with children and participants, assisting with various guided activities such as bushwalking, collecting water samples, building gardens, worm-farming and other ad-hoc duties such as catering preparation.

You may also like to participate in the following:

  • Species Watch (in conjunction with Climatewatch, gathering data on native species in our area and entering into a global website for analysis). Click here to learn more about PLEEC's involvement in the Climatewatch Initiative.
  • Reporting and Monitoring (eg: graffiti, vandalism, rubbish dumping, interesting sightings).
  • Simple research from home on sustainability topics and tips for newsletters.
  • Nature photography within the reserve.
  • Litter removal.
  • Community planting days (some Saturdays during winter).
  • Garden upkeep within the centre grounds (with special arrangement only, when the position is left vacant - this position is currently filled).

Contact: Environmental Education Officer, sarah-jane.mcmahon@melville.wa.gov.au for an interview and induction.

Youth Volunteering

Are you aged 13 to 17?  You can volunteer here, too! Youth under the age of 18 (must be 13 years old or over) are welcome to volunteer. At your initial interview, a parent must be present to meet the EEO and sign agreement forms.  You will then be inducted and invited to begin voluteering in the above position/s of your choice.

Alternative Options

Don't think Piney Lakes is the right place for you?  Contact the Melville Volunteer Resource Centre (MVRC) for alternative volunteering oportunities within your area.