Volunteer

Volunteers play a vital role in supporting the environmental management, heritage protection and delivery of information to visitors to Tidbinbilla. If you have a passion for the natural environment and enjoy sharing it with others, there are some great opportunities to contribute back to the environment at Tidbinbilla.

Friends of Tidbinbilla

The Friends of Tidbinbilla form part of the Southern ACT Catchment Group and undertake a range of conservation initiatives at Tidbinbilla, with the support of Tidbinbilla conservation staff. The Friends are an enthusiastic, passionate and dynamic team of volunteers contributing to the preservation of Tidbinbilla's natural and cultural environment. The group monitor Tidbinbilla's streams and water quality as part of the Waterwatch program, work with Rangers on conservation projects including animal and bird surveys, vegetation surveys, seed collection, weed control, planting trees, managing feral animals and maintaining walking trails and heritage homesteads. To find out how to join go to Friends of Tidbinbilla ParkCare or call 0412 245 910 for more information.

Tidbinbilla Pioneers Association

Members of the Tidbinbilla Pioneers Association are descendents of European families who lived around the Tidbinbilla and Tharwa area from the mid 1800s. They have a strong and passionate connection to Tidbinbilla and heritage sites such as Rock Valley and Nil Desperandum homesteads. Association members provide colourful accounts of Tidbinbilla's past, the joys and hardships faced by pioneers living in rammed earth buildings, farming the land and supporting eucalyptus oil distilleries. Members provide crucial local knowledge and assist Rangers in maintaining this valuable heritage. For more information email helpatjeff@bigpond.com or call (02) 6299 9828.

Conservation Volunteers Australia

If you enjoy being out in the environment and meeting people, you can join the team of Volunteer Interpreters managed by Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) in partnership with Tidbinbilla. CVA is a national, not-for-profit community based organisation that is dedicated to involving the community in practical conservation programs. Volunteers provide interpretation to visitors in the Sanctuary on weekends, public holidays, and school holidays and help out in the visitor centre. They also assist with a limited range of conservation activities as required. Full training is provided by some of Canberra's leading experts in their respective fields. To find out more, email vip@conservationvolunteers.com.au or call (02) 6205 1233 and talk to one of the CVA Volunteer Coordinators.