Volunteer for nature

*All Environmental Volunteer Programs are suspended until further notice*

We have over 700 volunteers working to regenerate and preserve our beautiful bushland and care for community land in Ku-ring-gai. Volunteers include individuals, families, community and corporate groups of all skill levels and experience.

Find your local Bushcare / Parkcare / Streetcare group

Apply to volunteer


Our programs


Bushcare volunteers meet regularly, usually once a month for 2 to 3 hours. Council provides equipment and on-site support, including hands-on training, work health and safety information, weeding techniques, plant ID and site management. The Ku-ring-gai Bushcare Association committee meets once a month to discuss key issues.


Parkcare volunteers work on local parkland and foster community stewardship of these areas. Volunteers assist with planting, weeding, minor landscaping works and the placement of wildlife nesting boxes.


Streetcare builds on what is already happening informally as many residents maintain street verges. This is a great way to improve your streetscape and enhance community spirit. Join an existing group or start your own.


Trailcare volunteers work on tracks and trails to assist with maintenance and community stewardship of these areas. They assist with trail maintenance, rock-armoring, trail auditing, rubbish removal, weeding, minor landscaping works and some sediment and erosion control. 

Corporate volunteering

Environmental volunteering provides an opportunity to develop staff skills, build teams and support important conservation work. The day can be arranged to suit your company’s time and budget requirements. No experience required.

Community gardens

Grow your own food and socialise with like-minded people at our two community gardens in Turramurra and West Pymble. Both are looking for new members of all ages and backgrounds. Find out more.

Eastern Pygmy possum

The Eastern Pygmy-possum Program is part of Council’s biodiversity monitoring program. Our Natural Areas Team conduct surveys in collaboration with volunteers to monitor the distribution, abundance and habitat preferences of pygmy-possums in the LGA. Find out more.

Native beehive

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Get involved

Contact the Environmental Volunteering Programs Officer or 9424 0811.

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