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Published on 08 April 2021
Did you know volunteers across the Peninsula help maintain and protect our foreshores and bushlands reserves?
Our bushland and foreshores need our love and attention. Currently, we have more than 60 groups of volunteers across the Peninsula. These friends groups help look after and maintain our land – they are absolutely vital for our natural environments.
Have you enjoyed spending time in nature, getting to know your local bushland and foreshore reserve this past year? Volunteering for one of our friends groups is a nice way to give back, and with all activity happening outdoors it’s COVID-safe too.
Who can volunteer?
Anyone with an interest in nature and extra time can volunteer. Our friends groups can cater for almost all abilities, so don’t be afraid to reach out to discuss your situation. Volunteering can give you a great sense of purpose and can benefit your self-esteem as well as your community.
Quote attributable to Mayor Councillor Despi O’Connor:
“There are many reasons to volunteer. For some it offers the chance to give something back to their community and connect with nature. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge.
“Volunteering also benefits our mental health through building new friendships with likeminded people.”
Pictured: Volunteer from BERG Mount Martha at the estuary.