Environmental visitor centres
Council encourages community members to be involved in assisting with the care and maintenance of its botanic gardens and bushland reserves.
Volunteers at council’s environmental education centres enrich and enhance the life of the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary. Volunteers play a vital role in supporting a wide range of educational programmes, research and conservation activities for each of the centres. Volunteers are a valued and integral part of council’s environmental education centres. Council hopes that you will enjoy and learn from your experience while helping to preserve and improve these iconic spaces.
Please read on to find out if there may be a volunteer opportunity that suits your passions, fits your needs and utilises your strengths.
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Maroochy regional bushland botanic garden
The Maroochy regional bushland botanic garden showcases the natural landscapes of the Sunshine Coast in all their glory. If botany is your passion then this is the place for you.
Maroochy wetlands sanctuary
Biodiversity thrives here on the edge of the Maroochy River. The Maroochy wetlands sanctuary is a haven for birds, crabs, insects and small mammals such as the highly endangered and secretive water mouse (Xeromys myoides).
Mary Cairncross scenic reserve
Discover this rainforest world while volunteering with council staff to provide a welcoming and informative experience for visitors.