ID: 183464

Environment Centre Community Engagement

Environment & Conservation Regular - more than 6 months Karawatha QLD

About this opportunity

Environment Centres nurture communities that CARE by delivering a customer experience that builds connection to the environment and drives behaviour change. Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre is seeking outgoing volunteers to greet and to create a welcoming, inclusive experience for visitors, pointing out the unique features of the facility and the displays while acting as a conduit for environmental and centre information. As a Volunteer at Karawatha you'll be proactively engaging with visitors, delivering easy ad hoc activities, and supporting the day to day running of the Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre.

Goals and duties

  • Support or lead advertised Environment Centre activities such as Bush Kindy or Sustainable living
  • Deliver pre-created ad hoc activities for visitors to the centre
  • Make all visitors to Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre feel comfortable and included
  • Deliver tours of Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre
  • To provide visitors with basic information about what they can see and do at the site and where facilities are located.
  • Inspire members of the community to take positive action towards protecting Brisbane City Councils nature reserves.
  • Promote upcoming events, activities and facilitate in participation of activities
  • Keeping the centre and facilities tidy and well stocked
  • Contribute to or compile volunteer program communications
  • Attend Volunteer meetings and training days
  • Run walkway activities such as the interactive touch table
  • Update Environmental Education displays

Time Required

Seeking people who can reliably attend a 3-4 hour shift rostered on a reoccurring fortnightly basis

  • Tuesday mornings fortnightly 9am-12:30pm
  • Friday mornings fortnightly 9am-12:30pm
  • Saturday mornings fortnightly 9am-12:30pm
  • Saturday afternoons fortnightly 12:30pm-4pm
  • Sunday morning fortnightly
  • Sunday afternoons fortnightly 12:30 - 4pm

Skills and requirements

  • Reliable
  • Enjoys starting conversations and meeting new people
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills
  • Enjoy learning and sharing knowledge
  • Comfortable talking in front of small groups of people (to deliver small centre tours)
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Current working with children card (Volunteer BlueCard) will be required. If you don't have one we can help you apply

Benefits of volunteering at the Environment Centres

  • Gain valuable community engagement experience
  • Work within a dynamic team independently and alongside passionate staff and volunteers
  • Learn about your local reserves (on the job and during one of the many Environment Centre training days)
  • Personal development opportunities, with the possibility of branching into other Environment Centre volunteer roles.
  • Join the existing community of volunteers, meeting new people and making connections

Highly desirable knowledge and experience

  • Interpretive guide experience
  • Familiar with local plants and animals
  • Customer service experience
  • Experience working with children

Upon acceptance of your application, we will provide the following training:

  • Site induction
  • Code of Conduct
  • WHS training
  • Mentor shifts

Optional training opportunities

  • First aid and personal development training throughout the year

Reach out to the Environment Centre Volunteer Coordinator [email protected] for more information or if you'd like to attend the next environment Centre Volunteer information session.

Additional requirements

Working with Children Check *.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • People with disability
  • Wheelchair Access
Type of work
  • Childcare
  • Disability Support
  • Education & Training
  • Tour Guides, Information & Heritage