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Volunteer Coordinator

We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land and waterways on which we work; the Ngunnawal people, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

About the Role

WWT is seeking a highly motivated full-time Volunteer Coordinator to oversee our volunteer programs, engaging with our existing 500+ volunteers and the attraction of new volunteers. This is a new role; you will bring your expertise and skills to improve the current program and take it to a new level. The right candidate will host regular gatherings, inductions and opportunities for WWT volunteers. We want to set a new benchmark in the appreciation and engagement of our volunteers to provide a mutually enjoyable experience.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience within the environmental sector will be highly regarded
  • 2+ years’ experience working in the areas of volunteer management
  • Proven ability to liaise and negotiate with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Proven ability to analyse and solve problems with humour and flexibility
  • Experience working effectively in a team environment
  • Experience in preparing and presenting to large groups


  • Self-motivated, high level of initiative and strong work ethic.
  • An appreciation of the outdoor life and all it involves as exploring landscapes and different terrains will form part of your role.
  • Sound presentation and communication skills (both oral and written) to be able to interact positively with a variety of people.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively
  • Team player, flexible with a positive attitude.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply for this role.

Please email a one-page cover letter, current resume and address of selection criteria (found in position description) to (Reference: Volunteer Coordinator position).

Applications close: Friday, 4th October 2019.

Volunteer with us

The Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary is located right on the doorstep of the Canberra suburbs of Forde and Bonner in Gungahlin.

The Sanctuary Board encourages local residents and reserve users to ‘get involved’ and learn more about this special place.

You can become a ‘Friend of Mulligans Flat’ and/or participate in upcoming events and activities. To find out more read on or contact us.

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Volunteer Database

Friends of Mulligans Flat

The ‘Friends of Mulligans Flat’ was established in late 2011. They are part of the ParkCare network that operate in partnership with ACT Parks and Conservation Service. ParkCare volunteer groups work in many nature reserves in Canberra Nature Parks and urban open spaces.

ParkCare activities vary depending on the reserve, the season, the availability of reserve staff to lend support and volunteer resources.

Activities can include:

  • woody and annual weed removal
  • seed collection from local native species
  • propagation and planting
  • removal of litter
  • biodiversity monitoring
  • erosion control and soil conservation works

At Mulligans Flat, there are also opportunities for ParkCare volunteers to get involved in community education and assist with research and species reintroduction programs.

The Friends of Mulligans Flat hold quarterly work parties supported by the Mulligans Ranger Team. Take a look at the photo gallery of their great work to date.

For more information please register your interest(s) through our database.