How to Help

Bush campsite

Why volunteer?

  • Volunteering allows you to utilise your existing skills.
  • Volunteering teaches you new skills.
  • Volunteering makes you feel good.
  • Volunteering increases your confidence.
  • Volunteering creates connection with other bushwalkers.
  • Volunteering allows you to make new friends.
  • Without volunteers there will be no bushwalking clubs!

Check out Caro Ryan’s video on the rewards of volunteering.

Current Volunteering Opportunities

Bushwalking NSW needs volunteers to complete a broad range of projects requiring many different skill sets.  Please contact Kirsten at or by phone at 02 8003 5545 to see how you can contribute.

Some of our current opportunities are:

  • Walk Ambassadors:  Would you like to share your love of our national parks and your knowledge of hiking and bushwalking with others?  Do you love meeting new people?  Would you like to help others walk safely and Leave no Trace?  Then this is one for you – contact us now.
  • Communications: Make our Communications Plan a reality and connect clubs with Bushwalking NSW.  Perfect if you love to communicate and perform web research.  Gain training and guidance from our outstanding Communications experts.
  • Events: We also have a number of Events planning opportunities:

o   Quarterly General Meetings: Continue to improve our General Meetings with an improved location, events plan, timely arrangements, coordination of volunteers, record speakers to save on our website, prepare minutes and other documents, clean up, network, etc. Show your breadth of skills.

o   Bushwalking Australia Meeting: It’s our turn to host this annual meeting. Help plan and book it.

  • Information Stalls: We also need volunteers to plan walks/events to market to stall visitors, develop marketing material, and to represent Bushwalking NSW and your club(s) on information stalls at:

We have many other projects, roles and activities which you can do to help your community so contact Kirsten at or on 02 8003 5545 to see how you can contribute.


Contribute to the Bushwalking Community

Bushwalkers are encouraged to contribute to the broader bushwalking community on a local, state or national level.

  • Join a bushwalking club and become an active member
  • Volunteer to lead activities in your local  bushwalking club
  • Help to develop the Great South Coast Walk. The proposed route is from Bundeena in the Royal National Park south of Sydney to Mallacoota, just over the Victorian border
  • Offer your administrative or IT skills to your local bushwalking club committee
  • Encourage your club to join Bushwalking NSW
  • Represent your local bushwalking club as their Bushwalking NSW Delegate
  • Bushwalking NSW is involved in many areas from conservation to publishing to social media. Volunteers are always welcome to assist.
  • Keep up to date on bushwalking issues by reading the monthly Bushwalking NSW e-newsletter.
  • Write a story for the Bushwalking NSW e-newsletter about your favourite walk or a conservation issue that concerns you.
  • Photograph bushwalkers walkers enjoying the great outdoors, for the monthly Bushwalking NSW e- newsletter, and send it to
  • Write a letter to your local MP on bushwalking and conservation issues.

Get involved in bush conservation

Thanks to our BNSW Volunteers

Alexandra Hipolito

Alex Allchin

Ashlee Ferret

Bill Boyd

Bruce Lyman

David Bell

David Morrison

Holly Wang

John Gray

Justine Bourke

Keith Maxwell

Leonie Bell

Lisa Han

Margaret Covi

Peter Jack