Friends Groups are community members who volunteer their time to protect and enhance biodiversity values in their local bushland or foreshore reserve.
Friends Groups hold regular working bees in these reserves throughout the year, usually for a few hours each month, where volunteers participate in a range of activities including weeding, mulching, planting and litter collection. Participating in a working bee requires no previous experience and most of the time suits various levels of participation. The Shire works in partnership with Friends Groups, providing support at working bees, tools, training, advice and all equipment.
Friends Group Manual
If you're interested in volunteering, you can download our Mornington Peninsula Friends Group Manual where you'll find further information on Friends Groups, what they do, and how you can get involved.
Download: Mornington Peninsula Friends Group Manual(PDF, 8MB)
Friends Group Newsletter
To stay in touch with what's happening across our Friends Group Network download a copy of our latest newsletter.
Download: Friends Group Newsletter - Autumn 2020.pdf(PDF, 7MB)
Download: Friends Group Newsletter - Spring 2019(PDF, 3MB)
Download: Friends Group Newsletter - Winter 2019(PDF, 6MB)
Find a Friends Group near you
With over 50 Friends Groups across the Mornington Peninsula, there is bound to be a group near you! To find your local Friends Group:
- visit the Mornington Peninsula Community Information Directory
- view the group location map in the Mornington Peninsula Friends Group Manual, or
- call the Natural Systems Team on 1300 850 600.