Volunteers are the backbone of Australian communities and as we often say, the lifeblood of Centennial Parklands! Did you know, there are more than 10,000 volunteer hours clocked at the Parklands across 24 programs every year?
From volunteer bird watching to growing plants, some of the most unique opportunities to give back while in a natural setting can be found, right here, across Centennial Park, Queens Park and Moore Park.
Today, 19 July 2017 is national #DoSomethingDay, so to celebrate, here are the ‘top three’ interesting ways you can get involved as a volunteer at the Parklands this month.
#1 The Guriwal Trail
Get a physical work out while reviving the bush area of The Guriwal Trail in Centennial Park. The Guriwal Trail is the newly revived indigenous bush tucker trail in Centennial Park, designed in consultation with traditional landowners to acknowledge the history of the site. You can read more here!
#2 Carp Fishing
You read right, fishing for carp (with the guidance of Tony the Fish Whisperer) in Centennial Parklands. The Park ponds are full of unwelcome carp – a non-native pest which was introduced to Australia many years ago. This is a special program to help us manage the populations by fishing in the Parklands, which is not on any other occasion allowed! Interested? Register here.
#3 Eco Meditation
Be one with nature for a full hour of meditation in the beautiful setting of Centennial Park. Then, after soaking up all of those good vibes, give back with some volunteer waste collection. With more than 25 million visits to the Parklands every year, unfortunately, comes litter. By joining the Green Friends Eco Meditation clean-up you are helping to remove this waste. The Parklands wildlife will thank you!
Of course, there are plenty more ways to get involved. Take a look at the Parklands website.