Volunteers and Community Groups

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Ways to get involved or boost your group

We all benefit from natural beauty in our region. Luckily for all of us, there are people in our community that freely give their time and effort to protect and restore bushland, waterways and beaches that are on public land. Without volunteers and grassroots groups, a lot of this work would not happen.

Do you want to get involved?

Everyone has something of value to contribute, and every little bit of effort combines to make a huge difference! We can help you take the first step! Sign-up for our e-newsletter  (at the very bottom of this page) to get information about events in CQ where volunteers are needed.

Volunteering is a great way to:

  • Do something different: Try something outside your usual routine and expand your experiences.
  • Enjoy the great outdoors: Do physical, hands-on work in the bush, on the beach, or even underwater!
  • Meet new people: Get to know generous, friendly and passionate people from a variety of backgrounds and age groups.
  • Improve your skills: Learn about the land, nature, or how to organise people and events. It’s an ideal way for job-seekers and students to improve their resume.
  • Share your expertise: From practical work to scientific studies, through to professional support with promotions, administration, and securing new funding.

Get involved

Landcare is for everybody

Landcare in Queensland includes around 300 groups that involve more than 60,000 people. Landcare groups vary in their aims, size and formality, but at their heart they are simply a collection of people keen to care for land and water resources. Take a look at the list of current Landcare groups in our region and get in touch.

Fitzroy Basin Association hosts a Regional Landcare Facilitator funded by the Australian Government’s Landcare Facilitators Initiative. The facilitator supports local Landcare and primary producer groups, fosters new membership, and provides practical support for events and projects.

If you are interested in starting your own group, or want to have a chat about the benefits of Landcare, contact the Fitzroy Basin Regional Landcare Facilitator on (07) 4999 2842.

Get help for your community group

We may be able to support non-profit groups whose activities or events focus on:

  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Landcare and Bushcare
  • Caring for waterways and the reef
  • Weed or pest control
  • Restoring native vegetation
  • Beach protection and clean-up
  • Wildlife conservation.

How do we support community groups?

Funding applications
We can alert you to new funding opportunities and help you develop your project ideas. FBA may be able to sponsor your funding application or provide letters of support.
Training and development

Access training and workshops to build your members’ skills.

For example we’ve supported workshops on grant writing, volunteer management, and communication skills. FBA facilitates networking between coastal community groups so they can learn from each other.

We employ a Regional Landcare Facilitator whose job is to foster strong Landcare groups.

Events and promotion

We may be able to feature your group or event on our website, social media pages, or e-newsletter.

FBA may also be able to support your event through participation or presentations by our staff.

 

Contact FBA today about possible support for your group.

Community Events