Nillumbik Environmental Volunteer Expo

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Want to get involved?

Come along to learn, connect and be inspired. Find out more about local environmental volunteering opportunities that suit your interests and availability.

  • Discover a range of options for environmental volunteering
  • Meet other environmental volunteers, groups and environmental agencies
  • Attend a range of talks and workshops
  • Enjoy fun activities for all ages
  • Refreshments available.

Kids activities including:

  • the Connies who have created a series of collectable swap cards which depict species that have benefited from volunteering, as well as some local flora and fauna species in general
  • local author of The Ant, the plant and the caterpillar and volunteer, Karen Carter, will be running some kids craft activities
  • Edendale's education team will be on hand with other fun activities for all-ages.


Time Speaker Topic

Harry Saddler, local nature writer and author

Environmental volunteering


Wayne Kinrade, Convenor of the Friends of the Eltham Copper Butterfly

Eltham Copper Butterfly adult survey program


Warren Tomlinson, Senior Environment Project Officer, Nillumbik Shire Council

Citizen science opportunities


Michael Smith, local ecologist, environmental volunteer and Conservation Land Management teacher at Melbourne Polytechnic

Supporting environmental volunteer groups and individuals to adopt a fauna centred approach to land restoration work


Beth Hamilton, Environment Project Officer, Nillumbik Shire Council

Gardens for Wildlife program


Jane Petch, Waterwatch Coordinator, Melbourne Water

The Frog census and platypus monitoring program


Lydia Heap, local orchid expert and environmental volunteer

Volunteering to protect orchid species in the Panton Hill Bushland Reserves


Eliziane Garcia, Environment Project Officer, Nillumbik Shire Council

Forest Health Monitoring program


Vicky Shukuroglou, Convenor Friends of Biodiversity (Hohnes Hill)

Retaining and enhancing volunteer involvement with the Fo Biodiversity (Hohnes Hill)


  • Sunday, 24 March 2024 | 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM


Edendale Community and Environment Farm, Gaston Road, Eltham, 3095, View map

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