With intra-State tourism bringing more visitors to the South Coast region than ever before, and many locals choosing to holiday at home, people are looking for experiences that enhance their connection to our natural environment.

South Coast Enviro-Experiences, supported by Lotterywest, is a new project delivered by South Coast NRM. It focuses on increasing capacity of organisations relying on volunteers, for both on-ground work, but also group governance, and will promote a suite of environmental volunteering opportunities over the next 12 months.

South Coast Enviro-Experiences will encourage volunteerism across the South Coast and increase the capacity of environment groups to grow and manage their volunteers. In 

turn, this will support the community to care for our natural heritage. Linking with the 6 Noongar seasons and supported by Volunteering WA and regional environment and volunteering groups, experiences will be matched to generational and cultural needs.

To make it easy to stay up to date with all environmental volunteering opportunities across the South Coast region, the Enviro-Experiences project is creating a web platform for volunteers to register with. Head to our Latest News story to hear more from Laura, our South Coast Enviro-Experiences Project Leader. If you love the environment and want to be part of the solution, explore the many opportunities available online at the South Coast Enviro-Experiences Volunteering Platform.

find out more about the experiences


Hands-on volunteer experiences linked to existing community projects to protect and restore our coastal, marine, woodland and riverine environments. Activities will include planting, weeding, beach clean ups etc. Opportunities will also be available for volunteers to get involved in community group workings.


Noongar families – Elders, men, women and children on country with community environmental groups and scientists, sharing traditional ecological knowledge and mainstream land management methods. Field days are co-designed with Noongar Elders to recreate experiences based on sharing traditional practices between generations. Find out more by watching our YouTube video: Noongar Family Field Trip


Pop-up beach activities at popular coastal locations during summer school holidays, targeting families with young children. Designed to increase understanding of, and engagement with, coastal environments using touch pools, beach combing and citizen science monitoring.


Hands-on environmental and science-based monitoring activities. Volunteers will monitor Malleefowl nests, Western Ringtail Possums, or sea mammal populations, to name a few. The data they contribute helps inform research and monitoring of threatened species in our region.


Bi-monthly science and environment community events focused on natural resource management, science and participation. These events provide opportunities for knowledge sharing and forging connections, nurturing a community of volunteers and fostering the next generation of environmental custodians.


upcoming enviro-experiences events and volunteering opportunities

For more information about upcoming South Coast NRM events, head to Upcoming Events, jump onto the Volunteer Platform or contact Catherine, South Coast Enviro-Experiences Project Officer – Albany, (p) 9845 8537 (e) or Jimena, South Coast Enviro-Experiences Project Officer – Esperance, (p) 9076 2200 (e)