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Join the team at the beautiful Briars.

Do you want to join Gardens for Wildlife as a volunteer?

We need volunteers to form our Co-design team and then transition into Garden Guide volunteers for the program.

The Shire’s Gardens for Wildlife program is based at the Briars in Mount Martha. With its expansive Wildlife Sanctuary and native plant nursery, the Briars provides examples of the Peninsula’s indigenous flora and fauna, with visitors able to take a piece of the Peninsula home with them after a visit to the nursery.

At the heart of this program is the aim of caring for nature through community partnerships. During development of the program, we want to connect with our local community and provide them with the opportunity to contribute ideas, suggestions and feedback. By working together, we will ensure the program is designed by and for the community and will have the best outcomes for local biodiversity.

Our intention for the first volunteer recruitment is to find community members who will start as part of the co-design team before becoming volunteer garden guides. The co-design team will support the Gardens for Wildlife Officer by contributing ideas to the development of the program and by assisting to compile training and information materials.

The co-design team will support the Gardens for Wildlife staff for approximately three months. Once the Gardens for Wildlife program is launched, the co-design team will transition to become volunteer garden guides (ongoing position).

Volunteer garden guides will visit home gardens, inspiring residents to create wildlife-friendly gardens by helping them discover how their home garden can support the beautiful flora and fauna of the Mornington Peninsula.

Applicants for this position must hold or apply for a current Working With Children’s Check and Police check. These are free to obtain for volunteers.

Download: Co-design Volunteer Position Description
Download: Volunteer Garden Guide Position Description
Learn more about Gardens for Wildlife.

If you are satisfied with the content in the position descriptions, please email your application through to:

Please include a brief explanation about why you would like to become a Gardens for Wildlife volunteer and any additional interests or skills that you may be able to bring to the Co-design Team or as a Garden Guide .

Applications close Monday 19 April 2021. Information session and training to commence late April/early May 2021.

To apply for this job email your details to