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The department has a number of volunteering opportunities available all year-round across the state to help manage our Botanic Gardens, National Parks and Reserves. Whether you want to spend a day volunteering your time or want to commit to long-term projects, there are plenty of ways to get involved.

Volunteering opportunities

Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary

Help care for our Port River dolphins with the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary. 

Adelaide Gaol

Step back in time and join the Adelaide Gaol’s volunteers.   

Botanic Gardens

Raise your green thumb at the Botanic Gardens

Learn more about botany and volunteer at the State Herbarium

Campground Host

Become a campground host in one of our participating national parks.

Cleland Wildlife Park

Get up close to our native animals and their environment at Cleland Wildlife Park.

Friends of Parks

Get your hands dirty and join a Friends of Parks group.

Friends of Heysen Trail 

Enjoy walking, talking and supporting the Heysen trail

Glenthorne Action Team

Join the Glenthorne Action Team and be part of the creation of Adelaide’s newest national park Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta.

Volunteer Ranger Program

Become a volunteer ranger in one of our participating national parks. 

Find out more about our volunteer safety procedure 

The safety of our volunteers is important to us. Find out more about our volunteer safety procedure.

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