Volunteering at CERES
Volunteers make up a large part of the CERES community and we welcome your request to help us to create environmental sustainability and social equity in the world. CERES has many different areas that individual volunteers can get involved with - see the opportunities listed below.
Interested in volunteering overseas?
Who can't volunteer at CERES?CERES is unable to accept responsibility for legal minors, so we can't engage volunteers who are under 18 years old, or work experience students.
Current Volunteering Opportunities
Corporate Group Volunteering
This option is currently being offered as part of more formalized partnerships. The volunteer days are available for funded groups of 10 or more. Team building activities are available.
To discuss in more detail please contact Judy Glick on 03 9389 0140 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications Committee MemberThe Communications Committee is a standing committee of the CERES Board. It provides strategic direction and practical assistance to the Association to lift the profile of CERES, and makes recommendations to the Board regarding strategies to increase visitation, custom and membership of CERES. The committee is made up of Board members and staff and others as agreed by the Board; we are currently seeking to widen the membership of the committee to broaden the skill base.
Do you have any or all of the following?
- Communications experience in large organisations
- Experience in strategic communications or communications governance
- Experience in designing and implementing community engagement strategies
- Experience in branding
The site maintenance team has the ongoing responsibility to maintain buildings, infrastructure, energy, water and waste systems. The team is also involved in construction and landscaping. The position is being created to help the team handle the increasing demands placed on the site and also as an opportunity for sharing skills and strengthen our community connection.
The CERES garden is designed under permaculture principles and is maintained with organic methods. It consists mostly of native species, with some vegetable and herb gardens, a medicinal herb garden, and a lawn area. A Site Gardener is employed part-time to maintain the garden and manage the compost system. This role is appreciatively supported by a team of regular volunteers to assist with the upkeep of these responsibilities.
We are not currently taking volunteers for the following areas, however we do from time to time so please check back. This info is for reference only.
PropagationThe CERES Propagation Enterprise is located at the bottom of the Honey Lane Market Garden area. It was established in 2004 to supply certified organic vegetable seedlings and herbs to our market gardens and the broader community. CERES Propagation now employs two part time staff who in turn are supported by a team of dedicated volunteers. Volunteers are involved in a variety of tasks from seed sowing to general maintenance.
Click here to view the position description.
Design Development - Professional Volunteer Position
CERES is a constantly emerging entity in terms of its community, demands on the site and new areas we prioritise to explore. There are many ideas at CERES that need to be developed into concept plans and eventually implementation plans which will often need to go through an external regulatory process. Design briefs will include landscape design, building renovations, infrastructure development. Plans developed may also be the basis of grant submissions.