Volunteer with us

Come along and find yourself in the forest!

Are you passionate about the outdoors and caring for the environment? Our volunteers are a valuable part of sustaining healthy forests for visitors to enjoy, protection of conservation areas, and thriving plantations for sustainable wood production. Community support through our Friends of the Forests volunteer program helps us to protect, promote and nurture our forest reserves.

Our Friends of the Forests volunteer program delivers exciting opportunities for you to be involved in caring for our unique forest environments while connecting to nature and community. Whether you are a trail builder, conservationist, or keen to work alongside our rangers in general forest care, ForestrySA can help find the right project for you to get involved with.

Clearance checks

ForestrySA has a duty of care to ensure the safety and wellbeing of fellow volunteers and forest visitors. Volunteers who interact directly with members of the public as part of their duties are required to undertake a National Police Clearance (NPC). This includes volunteer coordinators who are providing leadership to and instructing other volunteers.

Volunteers who work directly with children as part of their duties are required to undertake a Working with Children Check (WWCC). This includes volunteer coordinators who are providing leadership to and instructing other volunteers who are children.

To find out more, chat with a member of our team.

Want to get involved?

Download and complete the volunteer registration form below and send it to our team to get started!

Once submitted, a member of our team will be in touch to discuss available volunteering opportunities. In the meantime, feel free to contact us with any queries.


Scroll down to find out more about the great volunteering opportunities on offer with us!

Koala Food Project

Work alongside Forest Rangers to maintain a special eucalypt plantation as part of a collaborative project between ForestrySA and Cleland Wildlife Park.

Established in 1984 to provide an important food source for koalas at the Adelaide Zoo, the plantation now plays a critical role in feeding Cleland Wildlife Park’s rescued koalas.

Where? Kuitpo Forest Headquarters
When?  Friday mornings, from May to October


Launched in 2023, ForestCare provides an exciting opportunity for volunteers to get their hands dirty in a variety of projects and activities which are tailored to the local forest environment and unique visitor experiences at each site.

Projects and activities include re-vegetation projects, visitor facility care and maintenance, weed control, and sharing information at community events.

Where? Various sites within Mount Crawford and Kuitpo Forests
When?  From May to October

Trail maintenance

Trail care volunteers play an important role in maintaining our popular trail networks including shared use, walking and mountain bike trails.

Activities include maintaining our extensive trail network by undertaking a variety of tasks in promoting trails according to the Australian trail standards.

Where? Various sites within Mount Crawford and Kuitpo Forests, including Fox Creek Bike Park
When? From May to October

Conservation projects

Become a conservation volunteer and get actively involved in the protection of Native Forest Reserve biodiversity!

Activities include assisting with surveys for weeds, native flora and fauna, monitoring of remote sensor cameras, weed control including cutting wild pine or hand pulling other woody weeds, and assistance in patrolling during feral animal control programs.

Where? Various locations in Mount Crawford, Kuitpo and Second Valley Forests
When?  Throughout the year

Work experience

Looking for work experience and interested in the forestry industry and working in the environmental field?

We offer school students the opportunity to do their short-term placement here at ForestrySA to provide valuable hands-on experiences to increase self-understanding, independence and self-confidence.

Where? Mount Crawford or Kuitpo Information Centers
When?  During school terms, with Ranger approval

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