Bushcare volunteers

Randwick City’s Bushcare program has run continuously since 1993, making our volunteers indispensable to the preservation of Randwick’s bushland. Today we have 15 Bushcare groups working regularly between 2 and 4 hours each month, focusing on key bushland reserves across Randwick City.

Our Parkcare program runs parallel to Bushcare and caters to those who prefer a more relaxed gardening experience. Our Parkcare sites create habitat with a mix of Australian native and indigenous plants to transform under-utilised parks and reserves.

Our volunteers come from all walks of life, yet share a passion for the natural environment.

How do I get involved?

As an individual (or group of less than 5 people)

Anyone can become a Bushcare volunteer. Our Bushcare groups would love to have you join them! Simply show up to one of our regular working bees, no prior experience or booking necessary. The Bushcare calendar lists the dates of all our groups for the year in one easy place. *If you are under the age of 16 a parent or guardian will need to accompany you.

Bushcare working bees typically involve identifying flora and fauna, hand weeding, planting indigenous plants, mulching and installing environmental controls all guided by an experienced supervisor.

As a School or Corporate Group

Dedicated Bushcare sessions are a great way to improve teamwork.  Our events get your students or colleagues outside and having fun, all whilst making a real positive ecological impact. We support a variety of bushland experiences including: ecological education, planting native plants, removing weeds, observing wildlife and more. We cater to groups of up to 30 people and will provide all necessary tools, training and equipment. Best of all, it’s free!

What’s provided?

A qualified supervisor is present at all group sessions and provides:

  • A  safe and welcoming work environment
  • Free training and technical advice
  • All gloves, tools and equipment
  • Morning/ afternoon tea

What to bring?

  • Sturdy, non-slip and enclosed shoes
  • Long sleeves and long trousers
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Water to drink and a mug for morning tea
  • A  positive  "give-it-a-go"  attitude

Benefits

  • Make new friends in a relaxed environment
  • Connect with your community
  • Stay active, no matter your age or fitness level
  • Enjoy beautiful coastal and bushland settings
  • Increase your knowledge of local flora and fauna
  • Walk away with a sense of achievement
  • Gain bushland management skills

Want to know more

Contact our Bushcare Officer on 9093 6708 or email bushcare@randwick.nsw.gov.au.

Visit our Randwick City Bushcare Volunteers Facebook group page for regular updates.

Last Updated: 25 October 2022
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