Bellarine and Geelong

Environmental Volunteering Calendar

Bellarine Bayside and Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation

Join Bellarine Bayside at this “Walk and talk with Wadawurrung on the Ballawiyn” event to deepen your understanding of Wadawurrung's long connection and history to the Bellarine Peninsula.

This workshop is focused on Wadawurrung Culture and history and includes education sessions on Country at locations across the Bellarine Peninsula which will be emailed to all participants 1 week before the event.

Contact for more information. This event is supported by the Victorian Government.

For more information about Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation, visit:

We acknowledge Wadawurrung People as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community.

Immerse in well-being and biodiversity awareness at Edwards Point Wildlife Reserve, in conjunction with Parks Victoria. Craft seed bombs and cards with sustainable designer Emma Grace, filled with native plants to enhance biodiversity. Engage in a therapeutic weeding session for relaxation and nature connection. Focus on RAMSAR habitats supporting migratory birds and local Bellarine wildlife. Open to families and all ages, come support yourself and nature!

** Key Highlights ** Get outdoors and immerse your mind in nature. Free seed bombs & cards to take home for your garden. Explore stunning beach views at Edwards Point Reserve. Free morning tea & light lunch. 🌿🌸 Take a step towards well-being and conservation. Nurture your mental health, and contribute to a brighter, greener future 🌸🌿 Contact for enquiries.

Discover the captivating world of the critically endangered Orange-Bellied Parrot at Edwards Point Wildlife Reserve alongside Parks Victoria Rangers. Immerse yourself in an educational session led by the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority, experts dedicated to safeguarding this bird's habitat. Learn about the parrot's migratory journey, explore Edwards Point and its vital saltmarsh-wetland ecosystem, and make a direct impact through a hands-on weeding activity. Together, we can protect this species and its habitat for a brighter future.

** Key Highlights ** Educational session by Corangamite Catchment Management Authority. Habitat exploration at Edwards Point Wildlife Reserve. Guided hands-on weeding activity for habitat restoration. Free lunch and morning tea. 🦜🌎 All are welcome! Register now to be part of our Orange-Bellied Parrot conservation endeavour 🌎🦜 Contact for enquiries.

Join Conservation Volunteers Australia for a unique volunteering opportunity at our NAIDOC Celebration Day, located at Taits Point, overlooking Lake Connewarre. This wetland location is a RAMSAR site for migratory birds and holds important ecological and cultural significance, particularly to indigenous ancestors.

We will begin the day with a smoking ceremony, Welcome to Country, and cultural education session provided by the Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Corp. Afterward, volunteers will enjoy a bush tucker themed morning tea and tasting, and have the opportunity to explore the parkland. Don't miss this chance to connect with the community and honor the cultural history of Lake Connewarre.

Hope to see you there!

Join Bellarine Bayside for a fun few hours learning about the local environment and improving the coast by planting indigenous trees, shrubs, grasses and groundcovers.

Everyone is welcome at this family-friendly activity. Parent or guardian supervision is required for all children.

Meet at the Point Richards Beach, opposite the Portarlington Bayside Miniature Railway.

Dress for the weather on the day, please wear closed-toed shoes and bring your gardening gloves if you own some (we have some spares if required).
Tools and equipment for planting will be provided, and lunch following the planting activity.

To find out more, please contact Jane via

The National Celtic Festival is seeking volunteers to help make their 2023 festival as green as possible!

Green Team volunteers will assist keeping the festival clean, helping festival patrons dispose of litter and more! If you, or someone you know, is interested in being part of the action at this year's Festival, remind them to fill out an application and email it to

There are lots of shifts available and all volunteers receive a free ticket to the festival. For more information, contact

Join the Friends of Ramblers Road for a Clean Up Australia Day event along Ramblers Road in Portarlington. Celebrate your efforts with a complimentary BBQ following the event.

For more information, contact Friends of Ramblers Road at

Have you ever wondered what those horse-shoe shaped jelly things are? If sharks lay eggs? What all the different shells on the beach are? These questions and more will be answered by Bellarine Catchment Network at this free, family-friendly beachcomb activity.

This activity is aimed at both children and adults so all are welcome. Adults need to accompany children under 12. There are limited spots available so please register.

What's involved? Participants will go on a beachcomb lead by experienced staff, looking for creatures and artefacts along the shoreline. Participants can enter the water up to their knees if wearing booties (either BYO or provided) and if conditions are appropriate, participants can also use provided aquascopes (e.g., plastic underwater viewing device - see image below). Participants will receive educational resources such as posters, brochures and more at the end of the session.

Please BYO hat, sunscreen, water and booties or enclosed shoes like sneakers (no flip flops or sandals). It is suggested to wear bathers or shorts if intending to enter the water.

This event is supported by the City of Greater Geelong. For more information, please email us at or visit

Beachcomb participants at St Leonards on the 3rd of January 2023

Come and join us in the beautiful Point Richards Flora and Fauna Reserve for an introductory Haiku poetry workshop and create a drawing to accompany your poem.

Experience the serenity of the reserve and learn about the history of Haiku poetry, have a go at writing your own and drawing a picture, inspired by nature, to accompany your words.

Other info:

  • Free and all materials provided.
  • Meet at the Point Richards Rd entrance to the Point Richards Flora and Fauna Reserve.
  • This event is aimed at adults but all ages welcome, and all children must be accompanied by a guardian.
  • This event may be rescheduled at the last minute due to weather conditions.
  • Please be SunSmart (hat and sunscreen), bring drinking water, and wear sturdy closed-toe shoes.

For more information, please email and include the name of workshop series and date in your message.

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