Volunteer for nature

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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. Visit our Events page to register for events including Community tree plantings, Bushcare Training, Plant ID workshops and more.

Get involved

For more information please contact the Environmental Volunteering Programs Officer on 9424 0811 or bushcare@kmc.nsw.gov.au.

Click the link below to register for any of our volunteer programs. 

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Our programs


Bushcare volunteers meet regularly, usually once a month for 2-3 hours. Council provides equipment and on-site support, including hands-on training, Work Health & Safety information, weeding techniques, plant ID and site management. The Ku-ring-gai Bushcare Association (KBA) 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. 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. Find out more

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

Find out more about growing your own food and socializing 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.

Eastern Pygmy possum

The Eastern Pygmy-possum Program is part of Council’s biodiversity monitoring program. Council’s 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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Stay in touch

Subscribe to the What's on events calendar via email every 6 months

Subscribe to our monthly sustainability e-newsletter

Subscribe to our quarterly Volunteer for Nature e-news


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