ID: 187060

Landcare Volunteer

Environment & Conservation Regular - more than 6 months Caboolture QLD

About this opportunity

Land Care Volunteer

You need to be physically fit for this role traversing natural areas in uneven terrain, working on the ground, and coming into contact with wildlife and soil. Being subject to the elements outdoors will be common. Gardening or Landcare experience is highly desirable. You will be mixing with a diverse range of people from different ages and backgrounds. It’s essential you have good interpersonal communication skills and a strong desire to help others as well as helping the environment in this role. Someone who works well and can relate with many different kinds of people would be ideal. It is a requirement of this role to have a Current BlueCard or be open to getting one through our organisation. You will also be required to undergo safety and induction training which will help you to understand your role requirements in more detail before you start

As a Landcare Volunteer common duties include seed collecting or processing, tree planting or weeding.

Training is provided in the following tasks and you will learn as per task requirement: Invasive weed identification and control methods for various restricted and environmental weeds common in Brisbane and Sunshine Coast areas. Ethical herbicide control treatments for various species Using other assisted revegetation practices for weed suppression such as mulching and grass trimming Tree planting. Planting maintenance such as watering and general plant care. Industry-standard biosecurity, Environmental protection laws and OHS protocols and standard operating procedures for certain hand tools (Secateurs, pruners, mattocks, weeding tools, rakes, spades mulching forks) and mechanical equipment (Brushcutters, whipper snippers, mechanical augers etc) Wearing mandatory PPE Environmental pollution control, Cleaning up rubbish Seed collection Local fauna ID and fauna monitoring Site assessment, site reporting and site management practices.

Participating in this role you will help to support Trainees while they learn the following Protection and preservation of Natural areas Some native plant restoration uses, such as habitat restoration, erosion control, biofiltration Learn native and invasive plant ID Vegetation types and regional ecosystems mapping. Basic structural understanding of various vegetation types, basic plant id - plant morphology and physiology, plant reproduction, plant requirements Ecosystem roles in our environment, benefits to climate change, rain cycles, soil health, biodiversity

Individuals must take personal items with them such as drinking water at all times when going on site. Have steel-capped safety boots or very sturdy closed-in shoes. Wear gloves, Wear Sunsmart clothing, wear a broad-brimmed hat wear long pants and a long shirt and bring a packed lunch.


Additional requirements

Heavy Lifting . Working with Children Check *.

Bluecard

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

Hours are Wed, Thursday, flexibility on times worked after 7am is available 7:00 - 3:00pm.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Groups of 10 or more
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Work Experience
Type of work
  • Education & Training
  • Garden Maintenance
  • Tour Guides, Information & Heritage
  • Working with Animals
Training

Conservation and land management

Reimbursement

Gloves, insect repellant, sunscreen, broad brimmed hat