Volunteers play a major role in natural resource management. Their contribution of time, energy, expertise, equipment and resources is immeasurable and underpins the sustainable management of our region's natural resources.
Volunteering is a rewarding experience for people of all ages. Volunteers make new friends, learn new things, have fun and keep fit - all in the beautiful surroundings of the SA Murray-Darling Basin!
Volunteers Policy (50kb) Board Position Statement 12 - Volunteers in Natural Resource Management (40kb)
Natural Resources SA MDB Volunteer Strategy
The aim of the Natural Resources SA MDB Volunteer Strategy is to increase the contribution of, and support for, NRM volunteering in the SA Murray-Darling Basin by:
- Improving the recognition and acknowledgment of volunteer contributions and skills
- Increasing the recruitment of new volunteers
- Ensuring effective communication between volunteers and other stakeholders
- Providing adequate funding to support volunteer programs
- Ensuring the safety and well being of NRM volunteers
- Establishing effective management and governance systems for volunteer programs
- Developing the knowledge and skills of volunteers and volunteer managers
- Ensuring technical support is available to volunteers
The strategy was developed in close consultation with a wide variety of stakeholders including local volunteers, community groups, Local Action Planning groups, the SA MDB NRM Board, the SA MDB NRM Groups, the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, environmental not-for-profit organisations, universities and service clubs. The time and effort of all those involved is greatly appreciated and has helped to ensure that the strategy provides a coordinated approach to addressing the real needs of volunteers and volunteer managers across the region.
Volunteer Strategy (2mb)