Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to meet people, learn new skills and contribute to the conservation of the natural environment. Friends of Kings Park volunteers contribute an amazing amount of time and skills to assist in the maintenance of the Park, through the groups listed below.

When a volunteer position arises it will be advertised in the Friends of Kings Park newsletter which goes to Friends members.  Details of the requirements for the position and how to apply will be in the newsletter. Become a member to find out more!

How to get involved

Bushland Carers

Our Bushland Carers work to maintain and regenerate the areas of native bushland in Kings Park. They work with experts and learn about the fascinating world of Australian bush restoration and conservation.

The 2020 Bushland Carer Calendar is now available. New members require an induction session with a member of Kings Park staff.

Garden Carers

Garden Carers work in the Botanic Garden section of Kings Park, assisting Kings Park horticulturalists to maintain the diverse range of native plants from around Western Australia. New members will have an induction session with a member of Kings Park staff.

Growing Friends

The Growing Friends work in the nursery, and are responsible for propagating and growing Western Australian native plants for the Friends quarterly plant sales. Intensive training is provided to new members over several weeks.

Plant Sale Friends

Our plant sale volunteers are a vital part of each plant sale. There is a wide variety of tasks and no plant knowledge is required. Call the office if you would like to find out if this might suit you.

Requests for volunteers are sent out in the newsletter –  to volunteer at the next plant sale fill in the form below.

Office Carers

The Office Carers are an essential part of the Friends team, offering support with tasks such as mail outs and data entry, and other activities to support members and volunteers. If you have a special skill that could be useful in the office, please let us know.

Event Friends

We occasionally need assistance with events, such as the annual Skyworks. Keep your eye on the newsletter to find out more.

Special Species Group

This specialised group assists Kings Park horticultural staff in the conservation of Western Australian terrestrial orchids and carnivorous plants, and the maintenance of the Botanical Gardens and Parks Authority living ex situ orchid collection.

The Group works hard to ensure a steady supply and exciting variety of orchids are made available to the Friends plant sales each Spring. Please check the plant sale list before each sale for availability.

Climate Watch

Climate Watch is a national citizen science initiative. Help track the behaviour of specific species and their response to climate change at your own pace, while enjoying the beautiful surrounds of the park. Access maps, sign in sheets or find out more about the Friends of Kings Park Climate Watch Program here.

Management Committee

Elections for the positions on the Friends of Kings Park Management Committee will be held at the AGM in October 2020. If you think you would be able to contribute to the committee we would love to hear from you!

Meetings are held in Kings Park every second month, with occasional additional commitments. Previous experience is not required, but an interest in supporting volunteers, the not for profit sector, or conservation of WA’s unique flora would be advantageous. As with all volunteer positions, you will need to be a member of the Friends of Kings Park.

Some information about our governance is here

If you would like to meet with us and find out more, please phone 9480 3643 or email [email protected]

Volunteer Scholarships

There are two annual scholarships available for volunteers in Kings Park, the Tom Alford and the Mary-Rose Paterson. Find out more about these scholarships and how to apply for them here.

Sign up to help with Friends of Kings Park Events

Our events could not happen without the support of our members volunteering their time. To sign up to help with our next event, please click the button below.