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Volunteers - the Heart of Our Organisation

Without the contribution of volunteers, Blue Mountains Wildplant Rescue Service could not function or even exist. Volunteers are the heart of our organisation, proving that people who care can make a difference.

In a time when it is easy to despair at the amount of work that needs to be done to repair and safeguard our earth’s ecosystems, volunteers bring great hope.

Why not become a member of BMWRS as a friend or as a volunteer to help us at the nursery or with rescues?

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Who Are Our Volunteers?

Volunteers for Wildplant Rescue can be drawn from a broad cross section of the local community. They are usually people with some availability during the day and a determination to do something positive to preserve their local biodiversity. Volunteers bring a variety of knowledge, skills, energy levels and attitudes.

There is a place for anyone who is willing to contribute, regardless of age, intelligence, fitness level, ethnicity and health. Volunteers’ work will depend largely on their interests, skills and availability. Some will prefer specific tasks while others will be willing to do whatever is required on the day.

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Areas of Work for Volunteers

There are five main areas of work available:

1. Rescues: site assessors and coordinators, instructing/educating workers about the site, digging and potting rescued plants, collecting mulch, brushmatting and other rescue material.
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2. Seed collection: a certain level of knowledge and skill are required to ensure that the seeds are collected at the appropriate time and handled correctly, so you will be with experienced seed collectors while you learn.

3. Nursery: seed cleaning, sowing, potting-up, watering, weeding, pot cleaning, labelling stock and restocking sales outlets.

4. Office: administrative tasks including updating the database, word processing, bookkeeping, membership and volunteer record keeping, filing and photocopying.

5. Fundraising and promotion: preparing funding submissions, organising and manning street stalls, media liaison and releases, merchandising and community education.

Become a member of BMWRS today as a friend or as a volunteer!

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