Get involved


If you would you like to become a Landcare volunteer, register your interest. There are a number of options for volunteering:

Join an existing Landcare group

View our existing groups to see if there is a group working near you that you can join.

Our case studies and Landcare site videos provide more information on the kinds of sites and projects Landcare groups are involved in. You can also view our recent newsletters which show you what our current volunteers have been up to.

Start your own Landcare group

If there is not an existing group on a Council-managed reserve or area of bushland that you would like to help restore, please contact Lake Macquarie Landcare on 02 4921 0392 or [email protected] to discuss the potential to start a new Landcare Group. Following a site visit to look at what regeneration works can be done, staff from Lake Macquarie Landcare will guide you through the process of forming a Landcare group. New groups need their site approved by the Landholder, and Agreed Action Plan established and someone to complete a short Team Leader Training session before they can get underway. Once registered, your group will have access to a range of resources to help.

Volunteer with the Green Team

The Lake Macquarie Landcare Green Team is a friendly group of volunteers of all ages who are guided by a qualified supervisor to help with weeding, planting and mulching works at a range of Landcare sites across Lake Macquarie. Currently the Green Team operate on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursday from 8am to noon. They meet at the Landcare and Sustainable Living Centre, umali barai-ku, Toronto Road, Booragul. Transport is provided to and from Landcare sites.

If you would like to volunteer for the Green Team contact Lake Macquarie Landcare on 02 4921 0392.

Landcare nursery and demonstration garden

The Landcare nursery at Booragul operates Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm. There are various duties both inside and outside in nursery or the compound.

  • Office assistance - photocopying, filing, data input on computer, library management and cataloguing etc.
  • Nursery - seed collection, plant propagation, seed sorting and storage, potting up plants, assisting with batching of plant orders etc.
  • Yard maintenance - small construction projects, gardening, lawn mowing, weeding, etc.
  • Demonstration garden - planting, maintaining and harvesting vegetables and food plants.

If you would like to volunteer at the Landcare and Sustainable Living Centre, umali barai-ku, or in the nursery or garden please contact the Lake Macquarie Landcare on 02 4921 0392.