Volunteers play a crucial role in helping our organization achieve its mission. If you’re passionate about making a positive impact and want to be part of a dynamic team, we invite you to consider volunteering with us.
What’s so special about the Richmond River Catchment?
The Richmond River Catchment is a truly unique and stunning region in Australia, comprising of breathtaking beaches and the remnants of the Big Scrub Lowland Rainforest. With a long-standing tradition of community-led environmental protection, it’s not surprising that over 100 groups operate under the Richmond Landcare umbrella.
By becoming involved with Richmond Landcare, you can make a positive impact in your community while gaining valuable skills and work experience. You will have the opportunity to meet like-minded individuals and build relationships that will last a lifetime. Joining our Landcare community will allow you to be a part of something greater than yourself, and contribute to the ongoing conservation of this special region for generations to come.
Volunteer as a Group
Landcare Groups are a community-driven movement that actively support sustainable natural resource management. By engaging in a variety of hands-on activities, workshops, community engagement and education, volunteers make a significant impact on the environment. They devote their time and energy to work on numerous projects, including weed control, replanting, and site maintenance.
If you observe an area that needs rehabilitation, you and your neighbours may wish to consider establishing a new Landcare group. Landholders can initiate Landcare projects on their own properties.
Each group operates independently, maintains its own identity, and manages its own work sites. Richmond Landcare Inc. (RLI) acts as the umbrella organization, providing support to more than 100 groups in the Lismore and Ballina Shires. RLI offers access to insurance, information, funding, and equipment to support the success of Landcare groups in their mission.
Volunteer as an Individual
Find an active Landcare Group nearby and get involved. If you are keen to participate in meaningful environmental projects that benefit your community, you may like to join an existing Landcare group.
You can find a full list of groups here
By volunteering with Landcare you will:
- Make a positive impact in your community
- Gain valuable work experience and skills
- Meet new people and build relationships
To apply, please complete our online volunteer application form. We will review your application and reach out to discuss available opportunities that align with your skills and interests. Thank you for considering joining our volunteer team!