Volunteers in parks

This page has information for people who want to volunteer in parks and reserves in the Northern Territory (NT).

Who can volunteer

You must be over 16 years old to volunteer in parks and reserves. Volunteers under the age of 16 years may participate in volunteer activities provided they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Volunteer positions are not available at all times in all parks.

If you are an international visitor you must have a visa that allows you to do volunteer work.

How to volunteer with Parks and Wildlife NT

There are exciting volunteer opportunities across the NT. You can connect with our parks and reserves, learn new skills and help conserve the NT's special places.

View the volunteer events calendar for 2018.

Go to the websites for Territory Wildlife Park near Darwin or the Alice Springs Desert Park to find out how to volunteer at these parks.

To become a volunteer, fill in the volunteer program registration form (210.5 kb) and select your area of interest.

You can submit your form to the Parks and Wildlife Commission NT by sending it to the address at the bottom of the form.

Volunteer with friends groups

Volunteer with any of the following friends groups:

Work experience

Parks and Wildlife supports secondary school work experience by providing week-long placements for two students four times a year during week 10 of each school term.

It is currently only offered in the Darwin and Top End regions. Students work alongside park rangers, wildlife rangers and office staff during these weeks.

Places are limited, contact Parks and Wildlife for more information.

Last updated: 20 June 2018