Volunteers have always been the heart and soul of CAFNEC. For over 40 years volunteers have provided us with a huge amount of support for our campaigns and day-to-day activities.

Do you want to contribute in a more consistent way with CAFNEC? Check out our internship program. We usually open applications in October for the following year. 

How you can volunteer

There are a number of ways you can help advocate for the protection of our unique tropical Far North Queensland environment.

These are some of the main areas that we’re always looking for volunteers. But there are lots of odd jobs that come up so if you’re not sure or none of these get you excited, you can put ‘I’m not sure’ on the sign up form!


Help our community have their voices heard and take action. Join our campaigns for climate justice, and water security. 


Alongside our partners, monitor major estuaries, and gather vital data on the health of our mangroves, and estuary ecosystems.


We are always searching for more volunteers to supercharge our events such as Green Drinks, Ecofiesta, Cairns Parade.

Sign up to Volunteer

Get started today by signing up! A member of our team will get in touch with you over the next week to organise a chat and a cuppa here at CAFNEC.

Any volunteer under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who will be responsible for the welfare of the minor in their care for the duration of any CAFNEC events or activities.

Anyone who works, volunteers or participates in CAFNEC spaces or events must uphold our Code of Conduct

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