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What does a day as a volunteer look like?
After a warm welcome from the friendly team of Conservation Volunteers Australia and a quick hello to all the other volunteers, we started our voluntary service day with a short briefing about the area and safety mechanisms regarding woodwork. The goal of the day was to build about 20 next boxes for little pygmy possums. The fairly unknown, but cute animals need safe, waterproof places to hide from their natural enemies such as bigger animals and bad weather conditions.
Following a step by step instruction on how to build the boxes, we teamed up in pairs of two and started out ourselves. It was a fun task since woodwork is very hands-on and soon we had our first boxed ready. Knowing how it all works, we were ambitious to make a few more and kept going for a few hours. All of the finished products will be spread out in an area close to the Blue Mountains.
To sum up, we had a great experience as volunteers. We met new people from all around the world, had good chats, snacks and tea breaks and gained some useful woodworking skills. We can only recommend to go ahead and book your spot too.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Here is a list of the next recovery opportunities in March:
- Ballina: 14 Mar: Nesting box construction – book your spot
- Newcastle: 22 Mar : Nesting box construction – book your spot
- Adelaide: 12 Mar : Fence removal and repairs in Adelaide Hills – book your spot
- Perth: 28 Mar : Nesting box construction – book your spot
SHARE THE LOVE
If you decide to participate and book your spot, don’t forget to share your experience and send us a picture of your day as a volunteer: [email protected]