Volunteering

Volunteers in Kings Park and Botanic Garden contribute both time and skills to assist in the maintenance of the Park.  When a volunteer position arises in any of the volunteer groups it will be advertised in the Friends of Kings Park newsletter. This newsletter is for all Friends members.  Details for the volunteer role will be outlined in the advertisement in the newsletter, and applications will be made to the Volunteer Coordinator.

How to get involved

Growing Friends

Keen and aspiring gardeners assist with propagating and growing Western Australian native plants for Friends of Kings Park quarterly plant sales.

Bushland Carers

Care for the most important bushland in Perth, work with experts and learn about the fascinating world of Australian bush restoration and conservation.

Download the 2019 Bushland Carer Calendar.

Event Friends

Volunteering at the annual Skyworks and other education-based event activities in Kings Park.

Climate Watch

While strolling in Kings Park, help track the behaviour of specific species and their response to climate change. Access maps, sign in sheets or find out more about the Friends of Kings Park Climate Watch Program here.

Plant Sale Friends

To find out more information about volunteering at Plant Sales fill in the form below.

Garden Carers

Focus on the Botanic Garden assisting Kings Park horticulturalists to maintain the diverse range of Native Plants from around Western Australia.

Management Committee

Would you consider joining the Friends of Kings Park Management Commitee? Are you interested in joining this well run and highly respected organisation?

If you would like to know more, please send an email to Helena, the Friends Administration Officer at [email protected].

Naturescapers

Encourage visitors, especially children, to have fun, explore and learn about the bush in RioTinto Naturescape Kings Park.

Office Carers

Assist in the Friends office to provide essential administrative support. The Office Carers are a vital part of the Friends team, offering support with tasks such as mail outs and data entry, and other activities to support members and volunteers.

The Special Species Group

Assist  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.

This Group has recently been undertaking the large task of repotting the living ex situ orchid collection. This task is completed every four to five years to refresh the soil and provide optimal conditions for both orchid and mycorrhizal partner. This occurs on rotation through the dormant summer period and is vital to maintaining Kings Parks valuable rare orchid collection. The Group has also been busy helping with the rare and threatened species conservation program. The transition of laboratory grown seedlings from tissue culture to glasshouse is an important step towards translocation. The Group has been diligently assisting in potting up delicate seedlings, easing them into life in soil and monitoring their growth and progress. Species that have made this transition to date are: Caladenia busselliana, Caladenia viridescens, Caladenia procera and Caladenia lodgeana.

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

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.