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 volunteers get involved in - see the opportunities listed below.
Who Cannot Volunteer at CERES?CERES is unable to accept responsibility for legal minors, so we cannot engage volunteers who are under 18 years old or work experience students.
Are you interested in volunteering overseas? See CERES Global. Click here.
Current Volunteering Opportunities
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 – email@example.com / 9389 0140
Site Maintenance Volunteer Position
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.
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.
CERES Site Gardener Volunteer
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.
The 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.
For more information download the position description -- Sorry, currently not taking on New volunteers
Honey LaneHoney Lane Market Garden is a multiple use certified organic market garden set up for food and seedling production, as well as space for education and training.
Set on an acre Honey Lane is also home to our Chooks and Propagation enterprise. Produce grown is sold at our Organic Market each week. Volunteers are involved in a variety of tasks from planting to harvesting, to composting and weeding.
For more information download the position description- Sorry, Currently not taking volunteers.
CERES Disability Plan Volunteer
For more information download the position description