Volunteer with us

Volunteers with the Woodland and Wetland Trust are involved with the team on the front lines of conservation. Be part of citizen science!

We have a range of opportunities across our two sites, Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary and Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve.

Together the two sites protect over 1500 hectares of the Australian Capital Territory’s most significant landscapes. These reserves showcase the importance of environmental assets to the community and aim to inspire action for conservation.

Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteers help us with a wide range of tasks and activities. Opportunities are often seasonal and require varying levels and types of skill, experience, availability and fitness. Some activities will require a Working with Vulnerable People card.

It is free for volunteers to obtain a WWVP card – this can be done through Access Canberra

If you would like to apply to volunteer with the Woodlands and Wetlands Trust please register your interest here!

Any further questions please get in touch with Lauren our Volunteer Coordinator


Check out what’s on offer:


Help us monitor the incredible species that call Mulligans home. We use multiple methods to monitor animals, including surveying them through transects, sweeps, and random spotting. Some tasks involve handling animals.


Activities can vary depending on the season and are coordinated by Rangers at both Mulligans Flat and Jerrabomberra Wetlands. To learn more about becoming a ParkCare volunteer register with our partners ACT Parks and Conservation at the ParkCare Hub



A network of wildlife cameras snap thousands of images in Mulligans Flat Sanctuary each month.  Help the team on ‘Secret Life of Critters’ by sorting and identifying the animal species in our remote camera images on DigiVol – an Atlas of Living Australia citizen science project.

Kid's night walk

Volunteers assist our Tour Guides on night walks through Mulligans Flat. Tours are always fun and a great way to learn more about what we do at the sanctuary.

Volunteers can also help in the school holidays assisting with a variety of activities including craft workshops, guided walks in the sanctuary and engaging kids with nature.

In September 2020 we will open a new gateway to the Sanctuary. This visitor engagement facility will provide opportunities for volunteers to welcome visitors and inspire them to reconnect with nature.

Stay tuned for more information on this new volunteer opportunity!


Bring your team out on your social impact days to Mulligans Flat. You will get to experience walking through a critically endangered woodlands and the critters that call Mulligans home.

Email  Lauren our Volunteer Coordinator for more information: volunteer@woodlandsandwetlands.org.au