Volunteer - Sustainability and Environment

Volunteer - Sustainability and Environment

Volunteer opportunities in sustainability and environment for JCU students:

Australian Tropical Herbarium Volunteer

Position Title

Australian Tropical Herbarium Volunteer

Campus Location

Cairns

Volunteer Periods

SP1 & SP2

Maximum Hours per Week/Study Period

Most volunteers spend half a day a week at the Herbarium

Number of Positions per Study Period

Variable

Position Description and Key Accountabilities

The Australian Tropical Herbarium offers the opportunity for people to carry out some duties as volunteers. Herbarium volunteers are usually retirees or students with a specific or general interest in the Australian flora. Most volunteers spend about half a day a week preparing plant specimens for archiving in the Australian Tropical Herbarium or participating in research projects. All volunteers are covered by insurance.

Volunteers assist with some of the more routine tasks involved with specimen handling and preparation such as mounting plant specimens. Special archival materials are used in the mounting of specimens. Other research related tasks may include collecting or managing data, or assisting in the field.

Recruitment Information

For more information or to apply, email Andrea Lim at enquiry@ath.org.au

Community Gardens Volunteer, Sustainability

Cairns

Position Title

Community Gardens Volunteer (CNS), Sustainability

Campus Location

Cairns

Volunteer Periods

SP1 & SP2

Maximum Hours per Week/Study Period

Variable

Number of Positions per Study Period

Variable

Position Description and Key Accountabilities

Community Garden Volunteers will help establish the new community garden at JCU’s Cairns campus. Working under the guidance of the Community Garden Coordinator and with the support of JCU’s Community Garden Working Group, volunteers will help design and plant the garden. Volunteers may also assist with organising events to engage students, staff and the broader community in the garden.

Recruitment Information

For more information or to apply, email sustainability@jcu.edu.au

Townsville

Position Title

Community Gardens Volunteer (TSV), Sustainability

Campus Location

Townsville

Volunteer Periods

SP1 & SP2

Maximum Hours per Week/Study Period

Variable

Number of Positions per Study Period

Variable

Position Description and Key Accountabilities

Community Garden Volunteers will maintain the Rotary Sunshine community garden at JCU’s Townsville campus. Working under the guidance of the Manager, Environment and with the support of JCU’s Community Garden Working Group, volunteers will help with planting, maintenance and harvest of produce in garden. Volunteers may also assist with organising events to engage students, staff and the broader community in the garden.

Recruitment Information

For more information or to apply, email tropeco@jcu.edu.au

JCU Community Garden Volunteer Coordinator

Position Title

JCU Community Garden Volunteer Coordinator

Campus Location

Cairns

Volunteer Periods

SP2 2017

Maximum Hours per Week/Study Period

No minimum or maximum time allocation

Number of Positions per Study Period

One

Position Description and Key Accountabilities

The Volunteer Coordinator for the JCU Cairns Community Garden will be responsible for coordinating and managing community garden members and volunteers, and recruiting new volunteers to the garden.

This will be a varied role that will include:

  • Supporting and encouraging new and existing volunteers to get actively involved in the garden
  • Providing volunteer site inductions
  • Developing and managing a volunteer roster and a database of volunteers
  • Delegating projects, activities and tasks

Recruitment Information

For more information or to apply, visit the TropEco Interns webpage or email sustainability@jcu.edu.au

Conservation Volunteers Australia

Position Title

Conservation Volunteers Australia

Campus Location

Off Campus, Cairns

Volunteer Periods

Variable

Maximum Hours per Week/Study Period

Minimum 1 day, no maximum hours

Number of Positions per Study Period

Variable

Position Description and Key Accountabilties

Conservation Volunteers welcomes people with a love of the outdoors and interest in the environment to get involved. Our volunteers include students, professionals, international visitors, retirees, in fact almost anybody can get involved.

On these projects, you can volunteer for multiple days at a time. For residential programs involving an overnight stay there are some small costs involved to cover transport, accommodation and meals etc.

Residential volunteering programs run in weekly blocks, starting and finishing on Fridays. Most volunteers choose packages of 4 weeks or longer. Volunteers can choose to start from any of our offices in Australia or New Zealand. Packages include all our food, accommodation and project related transport, as well as a minimum of 5 days of volunteering on conservation projects (based on a one week package).

Recruitment Information

For more information, Free call 1800 032 501

Daintree Rainforest Observatory Volunteer

Position Title

Daintree Rainforest Observatory Volunteer

Campus Location

N/A (Daintree Rainforest)

Volunteer Periods

Variable

Maximum Hours per Week/Study Period

The minimum expected stay is three days, which is twelve hours of volunteer work. Volunteers can stay at the observatory in modern facilities free of charge (meals not included) for up to four weeks at a time in exchange for four hours volunteering per day.

Number of Positions per Study Period

Variable

Position Description and Key Accountabilities

The Daintree Rainforest Observatory seeks volunteers to assist with DRO duties throughout the year. Volunteers can stay at the modern facilities free of charge (meals not included) for up to four weeks at a time in exchange for four hours volunteering per day.

Tasks can include:

  • Weed removal
  • Pest eradication
  • Cleaning
  • Maintenance tasks
  • Administrative duties
  • Special Projects

For more information, visit Discover the Daintree Rainforest

Recruitment Information

For more information or to apply, contact the Daintree Rainforest Observatory.

Orpheus Island Research Station Volunteer

Position Title

Orpheus Island Research Station Volunteer

Campus Location

Orpheus Island (Northern Queensland)

Volunteer Periods

Variable

Maximum Hours per Week/Study Period

The minimum expected stay on the island is three days, equivalent to twelve hours work. Volunteers can stay at the research station in modern, well-appointed facilities free of charge (meals not included) for up to four weeks at a time in exchange for four hours of volunteering each day (28 hours each week).

Number of Positions per Study Period

Variable

Position Description and Key Accountabilities

The Orpheus Island Research Station (OIRS) actively seeks volunteers to assist with station duties throughout the year.

Volunteers can stay at the research station in modern, well-appointed facilities free of charge (meals not included) for up to four weeks at a time in exchange for four hours of their volunteering each day (28 hours each week).

Volunteers travel for free on the station vessels from Lucinda, a small community in northern Queensland. The minimum expected stay is three days, equivalent to 12 hours work.

Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older, and should be physically fit. Most station tasks involve manual labour and will include, but are not limited to, weed eradication, general estate maintenance, cleaning duties, painting, feral animal control (i.e. catching cane toads), census and surveys. All equipment for these tasks is provided.

For more information, get in touch with the Orpheus Island Research Station.

Recruitment Information

For more information or to apply, contact the Orpheus Island Research Station.

TropEco Interns Program, Sustainability

Position Title

TropEco Interns Program, Sustainability

Campus Location

Townville and Cairns

Volunteer Periods

SP1 & SP2

Maximum Hours per Week/Study Period

A minimum of ten hours over the course of your degree

Number of Positions per Study Period

Variable

Position Description and Key Accountabilities

The TropEco Interns Program is for JCU students who want to actively contribute to a brighter future, and learn and exchange valuable skills and knowledge.

As an intern you will be supported by the TropEco team and have the opportunity to participate in activities that include capacity building, professional development, project management and knowledge sharing.

You will get valuable work experience, and can gain formal recognition for your work including a certificate of completion from TropEco and eligibility for the annual TropEco Awards.

Recruitment Information

For more information or to apply, visit the TropEco Interns webpage or email sustainability@jcu.edu.au

Sustainability Club Volunteers

Position Title

Sustainability Club Volunteers

Campus Location

Townsville

Volunteer Periods

All of SP1 and SP2

Maximum Hours per Week/Study Period

No minimum or maximum time allocation

Number of Positions per Study Period

Unlimited

Position Description and Key Accountabilities

A volunteer for the Sustainability Club will have the opportunity to contribute their skills, ideas and interests into our club events, projects and campaigns.

A focus on behaviour change, institutional change, student engagement, and innovative ideas are what drives our club towards its goals. As a volunteer you will have the freedom and flexibility to choose what you would like to be included into, and you will be working beside like-minded individuals.

Recruitment Information

For more information or to apply,  email David Coley at susclubjcu@gmail.com