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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 6299 9828.
The ACT Parks and Conservation Service works in partnership with the community to provide opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to become involved in volunteer programs. We call this ParkCare. If you enjoy being out in the natural environment and meeting people, you can join the team of VisitorAssist Volunteers who provide information to visitors in the Sanctuary on weekends, public holidays, and school holidays and help out in the visitor centre. Full training is provided by some of Canberra's leading experts in their respective fields. To find out more and to register as a volunteer please visit: http://www.environment.act.gov.au/parks-conservation/parks-and-reserves/get-involved/the-ParkCare-initiative and we will get in touch with you for the next intake of VisitorAssist Volunteers!