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Volunteer weed programs

Volunteer Weed Program

The Lord Howe Island Board (LHIB) is pleased to announce that our Weed Eradication Program (WEP) has recommenced the volunteer program this year.

LHIB provides opportunities for appropriately skilled and physically fit people to assist in eradicating invasive weeds. In return volunteers are provided with basic accommodation, a modest food allowance and return airfares.

The number of volunteer positions and timeframes varies per year depending on external funding.

The next volunteer placement period is 10th June to 9th July 2023

What do volunteers do?

Volunteers are required to work alongside LHIB Bush Regeneration staff, undertaking island-wide grid search and control of target weeds. Weeding grid searches involves working in steep and dense bushland, using hand-based and herbicide application weed control techniques, navigating uneven terrain, and often working in wet and exposed weather conditions.

Work hours are generally 7:00 am to 3:30 pm from Monday to Friday, and a minimum of four (4) weeks commitment is required.

You will be rewarded with experiencing Lord Howe Island off the beaten track and contributing to an island conservation project of national and global significance.

Volunteer selection process

Volunteers are selected through a formal application process and must have high-level plant identification skills and bush fitness. Please refer to the Selection Criteria below for application details.


For any further queries regarding the Lord Howe Island Board Volunteer Weed Program or to register your interest for future intakes, please contact the LHIB Team Leader – Flora & Weeds, Nicola Fuller: [email protected] or (02) 65632066 extension 42.

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