We are looking for volunteers to contribute to our events, campaigns and communications. Training will be provided.

To express interest:

Email the listed contact. Please include your name, phone number, the role(s) you are interested in, and a brief response to these questions:

  • Why are you interested in this volunteer role?
  • Do you have any skills or experience relating to this role? (not required, but helpful!)

We will then call you to follow up. Please get in touch as soon as possible. 

Note: If you are interested in multiple volunteer roles please contact the listed person for the one you are most interested in, and indicate that you would also be interested in another role.

Events Assistant (Online Spring Dinner)

We are looking for 1-2 Events assistants to help in the lead-up to our Online Spring Dinner, which will be held on Saturday 7th November 2020. Your role will primarily involve event promotion, including drafting social media posts and email text, and researching and contacting allies who can help promote the event. It will also involve assistance in organising the event, and the associated ACT Environment Awards. If desired, this role will include helping run the event on the day, but this is not required.

Time required: approx 3-5 hours per week, until Saturday 7th November

Location: Cons Council office, Barry Drive / working from home if desired

Helpful skills/interests: Environmentalism, fundraising, event organising

What you’ll learn: About major event organising, online events and fundraising. You will also learn about the Conservation Council’s work and NGO communications and event promotion.

Your impact: This is our largest fundraising event of the year, and for the first time it is going online, with people organising small gatherings around Canberra. With your help we will reach more people to sell more tickets, and ensure that the event runs more smoothly and raises more funds for our important environmental advocacy work.

Starting date: From 28 September 2020

Contact: Sylvia Gunn, sylvia.gunn@conservationcouncil.org.au

40 year anniversary interviews

The Conservation Council will be celebrating our 40 year anniversary next year. As an environmental advocacy organisation and the peak environmental group of the ACT, we have an interesting history, working on a variety of projects, often alongside our member groups. As part of the 40 year anniversary celebrations we will be interviewing people who are part of this story, and use the information they supply to create videos, written content and other resources. We want your help contacting and interviewing these people

Time required: approx 3 hours per week, until April 2021/ongoing

Location: Cons Council office, Barry Drive / around Canberra / working from home if desired

Helpful skills/interests: Local Canberra history, interviewing (journalism/qualitative research), environmental management, social movements and grassroots groups

What you’ll learn: You will talk to a variety of experienced individuals about their work and experience with the Conservation Council, learning about environmental work and the rich history we have. You will also learn about how the Conservation Council communicated these stories with our supporters and the wider community.

Your impact: This project will be the first of its kind for the Conservation Council, and an important initiative to remember our past, and connect supporters young and old. With your help, we will be able to interview more people and produce richer content than we otherwise would have. By remembering our past, we can do even better in the future.

Starting date: From 5 October 2020

Contact: Sylvia Gunn, sylvia.gunn@conservationcouncil.org.au