Current Positions

Volunteer Coordinator

[Paid Position]

At TreeProject, we believe in more than just planting trees; we envision a world where every individual plays a crucial role in fostering sustainability and environmental well-being.

Our core values of inclusivity, collective responsibility, and a united effort towards a greener future shape not only our work but also our culture and mission. We value creativity, resilience, and the power of informed decision-making, knowing that every action contributes to our shared goal. Our supportive and collaborative environment empowers smart, passionate individuals to thrive while making a tangible difference. Through impactful environmental initiatives across Victoria, we showcase our commitment to making the world a better place. Join us in our mission to restore Victoria’s soil, waterways, and climate through indigenous plant restoration.

Position Overview:

The Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for facilitating our volunteer program’s smooth operation while supporting various administration aspects of our organisation. This position demands a highly organised individual with excellent communication skills, a passion for sustainability, and the ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff and stakeholders. The Volunteer Coordinator will oversee a range of tasks related to volunteer management, program coordination, and administrative support.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Volunteer Coordination: Confidently coordinate groups of volunteers while serving as the spokesperson for TreeProject, facilitating induction and conveying the organisation’s mission and values. Provide support to volunteers in person, in calls, and in written form.

2. Organise Group Volunteer Events: Seek and schedule volunteers, organise meals, book rooms, ensure WHS policies are adhered to, be the point of contact for volunteers on the day and prior, organise materials, organise workflow of volunteers.

3. Volunteer Follow-Up: Coordinate distribution of information and follow-up with volunteers for timely updates and problem-solving.

4. Volunteer Enrolment & Training: Review volunteer EOI, onboard, and allocate to appropriate assignments.

5. Volunteer Tracking: Monitor and track volunteer activities for reporting and accountability.

6. Material Ordering: Order, organise, and coordinate delivery of materials for volunteer kits.

7. Administration: Provide administrative support to the TreeProject manager, maintain records, file management, create templates and processes, and provide accurate reporting.

8. Drop Offs & Collections: Using your own vehicle deliver materials, post supplies, pick up adhoc supplies, in Metropolitan Melbourne and surrounds.

Skills & Attributes Required:

1. Love Working with Volunteers: You take pleasure in working with a diverse range of volunteers, ensuring their positive engagement and enriching experiences with TreeProject.

2. A Positive Can-Do Attitude: You have an enthusiastic and proactive approach to your work. You are happy to jump and help where necessary to ensure we meet our organisational objectives.

3. Intermediate Computer Skills: You are proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and enjoy learning new systems.

4. Excellent Communication Skills: You have strong & confident verbal and written communication. You effortlessly develop positive relationships.

5. Strong Organisation: You have a high attention to detail and effective task & time management skills.

6. Passion for Sustainability: You have a genuine interest in the environment and the work we do in sustainability.

7. Supportive & Collaborative: You have the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

8. Adaptability & Problem-Solving: You are flexible and able to come up with ideas to problem solve and inspired by continuous improvement.


This position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to environmental conservation efforts while working with a dedicated team of volunteers & staff. If you share our values, have the relevant experience, and are ready to actively contribute to making the world a better place, we would love to hear from you. Please ensure you provide a cover letter with your application which addresses the following questions:

1. Why would you like to work for TreeProject?

2. How often would you be willing to work from home, travel to the office (city), and attend our depot (Kensington)?

3. We pay above the award to ensure you are being well remunerated for your efforts, and we believe in work life balance. How many weekends a year would you be willing to swap some of your weekday work to attend volunteer events?

4. Have you ever done any volunteer work? If so tell us about your experience.

5. What are you the most passionate about? Tell us all about your passions, they don’t have to be related to our organisation or this job!

To apply or for further inquiries, please email our Manager, Susi Millton via email [email protected] or 03-9650 9477 (select Manager)

Trainers needed to train new growers

[Unpaid position] Volunteer Position starting August 2024

We are looking for people who are experienced in growing Native plants from seed in tube stock.

Each session is run from either your home or your local park or TreeProject Depot with a maximum of 10 growers at a time and goes for approx. 2hrs.

There is some theory:   

Importance of Hygiene

What they will get in their kit including the grower bag

How to read the instructions on the seed packet

Plus practical demonstrations with involvement from the growers:  

  • Filling tubes
  • Sowing seed
  • Watering
  • Capillary watering
  • The 2 types of transplanting
  • Thinning out

Let’s help growers learn how to grow thriving native seedlings! To apply or for further inquiries, please email our Manager, Susi Millton [email protected] or 03-9650 9477 (select Manager)

Landcare Group Outreach Ambassador

[Unpaid volunteer position] Are you a passionate environmentalist looking to make a meaningful impact on our planet’s well-being? Do you enjoy engaging with like-minded individuals and organisations dedicated to preserving our natural ecosystem? Look no further! Join our volunteering community.

About TreeProject:

TreeProject is a non-profit organisation committed to reforesting and restoring landscapes across Victoria, Australia. Since 1989 we have been combatting deforestation, enhancing biodiversity, and promoting ecological balance by planting trees, shrubs and grasses across regional Victoria. Now, we need your help to take our mission to the next level!

Volunteer Role: Landcare Group Outreach Ambassador

[Unpaid volunteer position] As a Landcare Group Outreach Ambassador, your primary responsibility will be to connect with various Landcare Groups throughout Victoria via phone calls. Your aim will be to tell them about our initiatives and inspire them to place orders for seedlings to further their reforestation and conservation efforts.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Make outgoing calls to Landcare Groups within Victoria.
  • Engage in friendly conversations, articulating the importance of reforestation and TreeProject’s contributions.
  • Ask Landcare Groups to place orders for seedlings based on their specific restoration needs.
  • Maintain accurate records of your interactions and outcomes on a spreadsheet.


  • A genuine passion for environmental conservation and reforestation.
  • Excellent communication skills and a friendly demeanour.
  • Comfortable making outbound calls and engaging in conversation.
  • Computer literacy to record findings on a spreadsheet.


  • Gain valuable experience in outreach and communication.
  • Contribute to the fight against climate change and its adverse effects.
  • A sense of fulfilment from knowing that your efforts directly contribute to a greener and healthier future.

Time Commitment:

We value your time and commitment. The volunteer position is flexible, and you can choose the hours (within office hours) that suit your schedule. However, we recommend dedicating a minimum of 4-6 hours per week.


Let’s create a thriving and sustainable environment for generations to come! To apply or for further inquiries, please email our Manager, Susi Millton via email [email protected] or 03-9650 9477 (select Manager)


Rural Tree Planting Team Leader – Volunteer

Location: Various locations within 1-2 hours’ drive from Melbourne

[Unpaid volunteer position] One of TreeProject’s main activities is tree planting. We started as a tree-planting group 33 years ago, and now our tree planting days have spread across Victoria, involving hundreds of volunteers each year. Rural plantings are on private farms, assisting landholders to revegetate their land.

Every planting day needs two supervisors to ensure that the plantings are carried out smoothly, giving the seedlings the highest chance of survival. TreeProject is looking for several key volunteers who can take on this role.

Rural planting supervisor tasks include:

  • Attend rural tree planting days during winter and spring
  • Assist the landholder in setting out the revegetation site
  • Ensure approx 20 volunteers are conducting themselves safely throughout the day
  • Induct volunteers on planting techniques and the plan of the planting day. This is to ensure seedlings are being planted correctly (roughly or incorrectly planted seedlings can have a reduced survival rate)
  • Liaise with the landholder
  • Keep the groups moving on their assigned tasks throughout the day
  • Picking up and packing up tools.

Planting sites are within 1-2 hours’ drive from Melbourne, starting at 9 am and finishing by 4 pm. Plantings are on weekends as well as weekdays.

Weekday plantings have a mix of corporate volunteers and members of the community.

Weekend plantings are generally members of the community.

TreeProject is looking for several people who have experience in tree planting, or are willing to learn, and can work independently.

Potential supervisors would attend a TreeProject induction/training session and one or two planting days with an experienced TreeProject supervisor, after which they would attend planting days independently.


Susi Millton via email [email protected] or 03-9650 9477 (select Manager)

We are looking for supervisors to start training for May plantings so get in quick!

Susi Millton

Manager TreeProject

Seed Administration Volunteer

  • Maintain seed inventory
  • Organise seed packing into envelopes
  • Seed envelope labelling
  • Update seed inventory with stock
  • Place orders with seed banks
  • Assist Treasurer when clarification is required regarding orders


Susi Millton via email [email protected] or 03-9650 9477 (select Manager)