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Volunteer weed programs

Lord Howe Island Board Volunteer Weed Program

The Lord Howe Island Board provides opportunities for appropriately skilled and physically fit people to assist in eradicating invasive weeds. The number of volunteer bush regeneration positions supported per year depends on external funding.

Volunteer selection process

Volunteers are selected through a formal application process and must have high-level plant identification skills and bush fitness. Volunteers are required to work alongside Board staff, undertaking grid search and control of target weeds.  

Work hours

Work hours are 7:00 am to 3:30 pm from Monday to Friday, and a minimum of three weeks' commitment is required. The Lord Howe Island Board will assist with flights, basic accommodation and food for approved volunteers.

What do volunteers do?

Weeding grid searches can involve working in steep dense and overgrown forest, tedious hand weeding or arduous sessions, requiring access across uneven terrain and often working in wet weather. Volunteers must also address biosecurity risks for Phytophora Myrtle Rust and Root Rot Fungus.

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


For any further queries regarding the Lord Howe Island Board Volunteer Program, please contact the administration office on 02 6563 2066.

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