Want to volunteer?


If you would like to organise a Employee Volunteering or Team Building day for you and your colleagues, click here.

To subscribe to our VOLUNTEER NEWSLETTER, click here.

To subscribe to any of our other newsletters, click here.


Note: The EcoCentre is a child-safe environment and we require all volunteers to register for a free Working With Children Card.


Current Volunteering Opportunities

Microplastics research - trawl sample analysists needed

For our microplastics research we need volunteers who hate plastic pollution and have a keen eye for detail. 

Help our marine biologist analyse the boat trawl samples we get in from trawing the Yarra and Maribyrnong Rivers in Melbourne. The samples are analysed by separating the microplastics from the organic material and measuring and categorising them. 

It is painstaking work, but it's social (we work in a group) and you will directly contribute to the research for the follow-up report on microplastics in the rivers and Bay, that will be delivered to the State Government.

You can come for the whole day, or for a part of it. Training provided.

Email fam@ecocentre.com with your available dates, times and phone number.

Current roster:

Thurs 27/09/2018Thurs 4/10/2018Tues 09/10/2018Tues 16/10/2018Thurs 01/11/2018Thurs 08/11/2018
1:30 - 5 pm10 am - 4pm10 am- 4 pm10 am- 4 pm10 am- 4 pm10 am- 4 pm


Tues 13/11/2018
10 am- 4 pm


Gardening - Organic gardeners aspiring for a green thumb wanted!

We are looking for garden volunteers to supplement our existing garden team. Having experience and knowledge of gardening is favourable, but not compulsory. Having team spirit, lots of enthusiasm and being reliable are!

Garden tasks are: 

Weeding, watering, mulching, propagation, composting, worm farming, harvesting, general site maintenance and landscaping (which may include digging, raking, tidying, etc).

You will be part of a dedicated team of amazing volunteers and will have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge on organic gardening techniques, and maintain a garden that has been teaching children and the community about growing food for over a decade. Plus you get to take home fresh, organic produce regularly, yum!

Gardeners are expected to:

  • Be community-minded team-players;
  • Have an interest in native vegetation/bush tucker growing as well as 'regular' vegetables;
  • Participate on Fridays from 10 am - 3 pm, once a week, once a fortnight or once a month;
  • Show a commitment to attending the group, the EcoCentre and its values;
  • Undertake a safety induction

Interested? Send your expression of interest volunteer@ecocentre.com or call 9534 0670. Please note volunteer inductions are run once a month, based on interest.


Compost turner!

We are after a new volunteer (or two) who is interested in helping turn our compost bays.

Bays need turning Monday or Tuesdays and we like to have a regular volunteer, as well as someone who is available to be a back up turner, in case.

Interested? Send your expression of interest volunteer@ecocentre.com or call 9534 0670.


Watererers needed!

Our garden beds are often thirsty!

We're after volunteers who are able to water once (or twice) for an hour during the week, to help keep our plants and veggies hydrated. You will be given a run down of the watering regime, including the hot house and pots.

Interested? Send your expression of interest volunteer@ecocentre.com or call 9534 0670.


Westgate Park Volunteers

The Friends of Westgate Park welcome new volunteers (individuals, families and teams) to help them realise their vision and join a very enthusiastic core of volunteers.  There is much work still to be done!

FOWP work regularly on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30am to 3pm, and on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 9am to 4pm. Contact Tony on 0400 770 254 to discuss how you can help, and then they can arrange to meet, introduce you to the Park and take you to the current work site.






The EcoCentre acknowledges the Yalukit Willam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located. We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and elder members of our multicultural community.
We proudly work in partnership with Aunty Carolyn Briggs and the Boon Wurrung Foundation.