Volunteer support and opportunities

Volunteer training

Volunteering SA & NT offer a variety of training opportunities. They provide free and low cost training for volunteers, volunteer managers/co-ordinators and volunteering-involving organisations. If your groups has specific training needs, you can contact us for assistance.

Volunteer WHS and insurance

Murraylands and Riverland volunteer groups can access free insurance with SAFA through the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board.

Please read the information sheet about the nature of independent community group insurance cover.

Complete the online form 2023-24 Murraylands and Riverland Independent Group Insurance Renewal (wufoo.com) to apply for independent community group insurance.

Before starting the renewal application, please have the following information close by:

  • Your volunteer hours and numbers for 2022/23 (a list of activities undertaken is not required)
  • Your landholder letter/s if you are intending to complete on-ground works for 2023/24. Approvals from Council and private landholders.
  • The location of the activities you intend to undertake for 2023/24. Remember, these activities can be updated during the year as required by sending an email prior to your event for it to be kept on file.

The form allows you to upload 4 landholder letters if you have more than these, email them directly to Karren Carman, Volunteer Support Officer at karren.carman@sa.gov.au. Every time you work at a different site, a landholder approval is required, send a copy to the Volunteer Support Officer and save it to your file to be deemed compliant by SAFA.

*Please note that the form cannot be saved and then completed at a later date. There are mandatory fields that must be completed before the form can be submitted. But you are able to open the link and view everything that needs to be completed prior to entering any data.

Once we’ve received the form, a copy of your application will be emailed to you for your records. When approved, you will receive a letter of confirmation and can request a certificate of currency directly from the insurer if required.

Volunteering with the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board

If you are interested in volunteering with the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board, please complete the volunteer expression of interest form and return. There are a variety of different roles available across the region.

Volunteers can also assist with community monitoring activities through the landscape board's Citizen Science program.

Volunteering with other groups

Landcare and Local Action Planning (LAP) groups provide support to volunteers and community groups across the region and may be able to assist with:

  • planning and project development
  • sourcing funding
  • sourcing partnerships with other organisations or industry
  • accessing technical information
  • accessing equipment
  • running effective community groups.

These are the some of the Landcare and LAP groups in the region

Other volunteer community groups within the region are involved in a range of activities, including revegetation, bushcare, sustainable farming, wetland management and various monitoring activities.

Local groups operating in the region include the Landcare Association of SA, Bush for Life and Friends of Parks.

Other volunteering opportunities

If you don’t live in the region, you can still play a part in protecting it. Parts of the region are as little as a 30 minute drive from Adelaide and there may be opportunities to volunteer remotely. Contact one of the following organisations to see what volunteering opportunities they support

More information

Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board

Unit 5-6, Level 1 Sturt Centre, 2 Sturt Reserve Road, Murray Bridge SA 5253

08 8532 9100