About Green Nomads
Green Nomads is an exciting new casual volunteering program that links Australia’s large travelling population with community natural resource management groups who need extra volunteers to help undertake conservation works in their local communities.
What is a Green Nomad?
Being a Green Nomad means having fun, meeting new friends, learning new skills (and sharing yours) and visiting some very special places. There is nothing like a Queensland experience to put a smile on your face and as a Green Nomad you have the opportunity to help preserve these experiences for your next visit and the next generation.
Green Nomads are a special group of travellers who, through the Green Nomad program, access volunteering opportunities with local community natural resource management (NRM) groups throughout Queensland. Green Nomads lend an extra hand to these groups, volunteering in a range of activities from assistance at events to outdoor activities such as tree planting and wildlife monitoring. Whatever your interest or activity level there is a volunteering opportunity to suit you!
What is Involved?
As a Green Nomad, you can give as much or as little time as you have available on your travels.
Benefits of becoming a Green Nomad
Have a few hours, a few days or a few weeks to spare? There is a great variety of things you could do – from helping out in the field, to participating at events, to important behind-the-scenes work. Whether you are a beginner or have many years of experience, volunteering can be an important and wonderful experience.
There are many good reasons to volunteer, ranging from learning experiences and knowledge sharing, to personal satisfaction and the chance to make real connections with the places you visit and people who live there.
Where can you go?
Activity: Walking Gorge Creek spotting rubber vine
Saturday 29th July 2017
9.00am to 12.00pm
Where: West Leichhardt Station – North West Queensland
Induction on site.
Contact: Mark Van Ryt – 0419752568
Activity: Currimundi Catchment Care Group Inc
Lights on the Lake
The event will take place on 10 December at Crummunda park, Coongarra Esp, Wurtulla 4575
There are volunteer positions available during the day (11am – 4 pm) assisting with set-up and during the event 4pm – 8pm acting as stewards and assisting organisers with the running of the event.
No particular skills are required. A general level of fitness and mobility will help as volunteers may be required to move around the park through crowds.
Contact Tony Moorhead firstname.lastname@example.org 07 54388267
Activity: Myall Park Botanic Garden
Glenmorgan Qld. 4423
Telephone 07 46656705 Peter Kerr www.myallparkbotanicgarden.com
Myall Park Botanic Garden is the home of the famous four Gordon hybrids identified at Myall Park Botanic Garden. Grevillea ‘Robyn Gordon”. “Sandra Gordon”, and “Merinda Gordon”, and “Dorothy Gordon”. the first three Grevilleas were named for Dorothy and Dave Gordon’s three daughters and the “Dorothy Gordon” was named in memory of Dorothy Gordon.
The four Gordon Grevilleas are native only the Myall park region.
The Garden is a show piece not just for the Gordon Grevilleas but also for other native plants in the area. Keeping the Park running is a large job. There are full time care takers on site, plus accommodation, caravan parking areas, and a lovely reception area.
We would love to host any Green Nomads travelling through an hour or a day helping us to maintain this precious area. The Garden is open from the 20th January to the 20th December – weather permitting – and is a safe haven for all flora and fauna, therefore pets are not permitted.
Our next working bee will be the 16th to 19th August and will involve painting, timber work, weeding and gardening, putting out signs and preparation area for the Spring Day. On the day of the 20th., there may be some jobs in directing visitors and helping with the food stall and at the gate etc.
The Green Nomads
Phone: 07 3844 4032
Postal: PO Box 344 Fortitude Valley Qld 4006