Become a volunteer!

Paten Park Native Nursery is a not-for-profit community organisation whose objective is the propagation and promotion of the indigenous plants of SE Qld. This is achieved through providing educational and training opportunities for individuals and community groups. Although the nursery has a paid skeleton staff (Manager, Production Team, and office support), it could not operate without the contingent of volunteers who perform a variety of essential tasks.

Volunteers are encouraged to participate in all aspects of plant production. Many go on to specialise in tasks that they are most comfortable in performing. They learn about the myriad of plant species and their place in their ecosystems through, for example,

  • seed collection and processing
  • techniques in seed germination and growing from cuttings
  • potting on young plants
  • weeding
  • recycling pots
  • preparing plant orders
  • customer relationships.

Opportunities abound for fund-raising ventures (e.g. bush food jam and cake making) running environmentally-based workshops for children and adults, writing articles and developing material for our Web and Facebook Pages. With the volunteers already here, you are sure to expand your social contacts and make new friends.

If these activities appeal to you and you wish to participate in a diverse community bound by commonality of purpose, PPNN will appreciate your contribution of whatever time you can spare (a half-day to several days a week) in whatever capacity. Do not hesitate to contact us personally, by phone or email. Contact Page.