Volunteering Update – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Victorian Government has announced that from 11.59pm 21 October 2021, further restrictions will be eased across Victoria.

We have new, approved directions and communications for volunteering as detailed below.

Metropolitan Melbourne: Volunteering activity can recommence, within the maximum public gathering size limit currently up to 15 people. Face masks are required at all times both indoors and outdoors.

Regional Victoria: Volunteering activity can continue, within maximum public gathering size limit, currently up to 20 people. Face masks are required at all times both indoors and outdoors.

All Parks Victoria volunteer activities will be managed in alignment with the Department of Health guidelines for coronavirus (COVID-19) including the need for physical distancing, personal protective equipment and good hygiene.

You will be contacted directly by Parks Victoria staff if the program or activity you are participating in requires collection of your vaccination status in the first instance by Parks Victoria.  Vaccination against COVID-19 continues to be strongly encouraged by the Victorian Government and your vaccination efforts to date are greatly appreciated. We encourage all individuals and organisations to strongly consider their safety and that of their wider community, including volunteers, visitors and staff.

We understand that it has been a challenging time and we are excited for the return to volunteering.

Thank you for your patience and continued contribution to the conservation and protection of nature and we look forward to your safe return. 

If you need to contact us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Volunteering team via volunteer@parks.vic.gov.au

For up-to-date health information visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au

Kind Regards

Parks Victoria Volunteer Team
T: 13 19 63 | E: volunteer@parks.vic.gov.au
Level 10, 535 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia