Volunteering at Sydney Olympic Park

Volunteers play an important role in conservation of the Park’s ecosystems, and each year give thousands of hours of their time to activities including survey of birds, frogs and reptiles, and to clean-up of the Park’s waterways. 

New volunteers are always welcome - follow the links below for more information:

Annual Bird Census – Members of the Cumberland Bird Observers Club survey over 45 sites around the Park each spring.  Surveys commence in September, continue for eight weeks, and are conducted on Tuesday mornings. 

Frog auditory census – Members of the Frog and Tadpole Study Group conduct auditory surveys of the Park’s freshwater wetlands each summer, to identify the species and numbers of male frogs calling at each location.  Surveys are conducted at night, usually in December or January.  The club also holds its bi-monthly meetings at the Park.

Reptile survey – Members of the Australian Herpetological Society survey the Park’s reptiles each summer, to identify the species present and their distributions.  Surveys are usually conducted over two weekends in summer.

Clean Up Australia Day – Members of the community and business groups are invited to help clean up the Park’s waterways in March each year.