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Volunteer Weed Program

Volunteer applications are closed for 2024.

What do volunteers do?

The Lord Howe Island Board (LHIB) provides opportunities for appropriately skilled and physically fit people to assist in eradicating invasive weeds. 

Volunteers work alongside LHIB Bush Regeneration staff, undertaking Island-wide grid searches and control of target weeds. 

This work is highly physical, and 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 7:00am to 3:30pm from Monday to Friday. A minimum of four weeks commitment is required. In return, volunteers are provided with basic accommodation, a food allowance, and return airfares.


Volunteer selection process

Volunteers are selected through a competitive application process and must demonstrate a high-level of plant identification skills and bush fitness. 

To apply, volunteers must submit:

Volunteer applications are closed for 2024. 


Join the Volunteer WEP mailing list

If you would like to keep up to date on future volunteer intakes, you can request to join our mailing list by contacting us at either of the following:
[email protected] or (02) 65632066 extension 42.