Cassinia recognises that one of the most important ingredients in the quest to achieve environmental sustainability is passionate, educated and practical people. Our casual volunteering and internship programs offer opportunities to those who want to explore their passion, expand their learning and gain practical experience.
We seek to provide opportunities for students and adults to receive hands on experience in the environmental and agricultural fields. We have a diverse range of projects in which to become involved, and from which valuable work and life skills can be learnt.
We have a (very) extensive network of contacts across the environmental and conservation sectors from which volunteers will have opportunities to connect with.
If you would like to volunteer with us there are two options. You can sign up as a casual volunteer or undertake an internship with us.
Casual Volunteer FAQ
Intern Volunteer FAQ
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Photo credit: birdsaspoetry.com
Behr's Swainson Pea
Photo credit: Kim Cornford
Golden Sun Moth
Photo credit: Laura Barsdell
Striped Legless Lizard
Photo credit: Annette Ruzicka
“In August 2017 I was looking to volunteer in a way that helped our natural environment, didn’t involve too much interaction with others or decision-making and gave me some exercise and peace.
I found it but I’ve received so much more. For me, the best part of each day at Sheoak Hill, Glenmore is always the peace within the trees, the wildlife and the actual work. I have also met many amazing and lovely people who I would never have stumbled across otherwise.
I’ve learnt so much about the different native plants, birds and horrible weeds, which I happily spray, cut down and dig out. Potatoes baked in a fire of boxthorn was a highlight of winter.
The people I am with regularly are so helpful, patient, lovely, and funny. We always have a ball and I sleep well that night.”
— Susan, Casual Volunteer
“Leaving school, I decided to chase my passion for environmental conservation so was keen to gain industry-based experience. I wanted to further understand what a career in the environmental field could offer and what possible opportunities may exist. I was ready to put my money where my mouth was and place myself in a position of positive growth within a dynamic and exciting workplace learning the skills that will make me more valuable within the industry. Being involved previously with Cassinia I already knew it was the right environment for my passion to evolve into success.”
— Josh, Intern Volunteer
“I interned with Cassinia Environmental as part of my Master of Environment degree in order to gain industry experience in landscape scale restoration projects. My internship was centred around site surveys to measure carbon sequestration from environmental plantings. The project has given me valuable knowledge and experience in conducting rigorous site surveys, capturing and applying data, and project management. I have enjoyed my time in Cassinia’s supportive work environment, and I have made connections here that I know will last well into the future.”
— Patrick Byrne
(Master of Environment student, University of Melbourne)
If you have any questions or would like to start the registration process to become a volunteer with us please fill in and submit the expression of interest form below. Once we receive your form, we will get in touch with you via email.