Volunteer your time and expertise
There are many ways you can help. We welcome unskilled volunteers – the backbone of the emergency response – but we are particularly seeking people who can give of their expertise to inform under-supported land managers and private landholders in high priority fire-affected areas about post-fire weeding so that they can better secure recovery of faunal habitats.
When we have a database of volunteers we can then match volunteers to those in need. Only suitably trained and experienced bush regenerators will be matched to managers asking for technical knowhow – but unskilled workers are also much needed.
We will be prioritising sites whose managers have a capacity to provide the logistic support to the volunteers. In some cases these may be individual landholders while in others it may be organisations with whom AABR is collaborating (be it a local government, a state agency or an NRM group).
Once we have matched the volunteer to the recipient we will leave the parties to make their own arrangements.
DONATE TIME AND TALENT
The survey below will capture your capacity to volunteer. We’re looking for a variety of skills in post-fire on-ground assessments and advice, educational endeavours and project coordination.
If you would like to donate money or provide sponsorship* to AABR please go to our fundraiser page. The post-fire wildlife habitat regeneration funds will go towards:
- Preparing and disseminating information on post-fire regeneration of weedy habitats
- Networking with partner organisations
- Identifying priority sites for assistance to be delivered
- Seeking volunteers to offer technical guidance on bush regeneration post fire
- Reporting in our newsletter on the outcomes of the project.
*Individual’s donations to AABR are not tax deductible.
If you are a business or organisation a tax deductible option is to become a sponsor.
- Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and an invoice will be issued.
- AABR will recognise all sponsorships for this project by listing the donor’s name on our Bushfire response web page
DO YOU NEED POST-FIRE WEED MANAGEMENT HELP?
- Pulling out weeds is the best thing you can do to help nature recover from the fires (D.Driscoll, The Conversation 12/1/20)
- Giving bushland a chance to recover after wildfires, (AABR News 143, Feb 2020)
- EMR feature: Community volunteers mobilise to help Lane Cove NP recover after wildfire (Reidy et al 2005)