All across the country, ACF volunteers are taking action in their local communities to solve the climate and nature crisis. Want to join them and be part of creating a thriving world, securing big wins for this incredible planet? You can get involved by joining a local group, surveying for threatened species like the platypus, running community fundraisers – and more!
Australia’s big backyard is incredible – it’s home to amazing plants, places and wildlife found nowhere else on earth. But nature here is also in trouble, from deforestation and extreme fires, floods and droughts fuelled by climate change.
People made this crisis – and together we can solve it. Together we can shift business and governments so that they get on with restoring nature and creating a world where people, communities and wildlife thrive.
There are 42 local ACF Community groups – and counting – right across Australia. Join your local group to meet like-minded people face-to-face, run local campaigns to protect nature, and learn new skills like how to engage and influence your Member of Parliament (MP).
Want to get involved? Look through our map to find your local ACF Community group then fill in your details. Your local group leader will be in touch with you soon.
ACF’s work to speak up for a world where nature thrives is funded by tens of thousands of Australians. Join them by starting your own community fundraiser.
A community fundraiser can take many different forms – pick something that is fun and inspiring to you! Community members have fundraised through activities as varied as running events, bake sales, weddings, tree planting days and potluck dinners. Check out the community fundraising toolkit for lots more information.
The Gole family and friends at their regular market stall community fundraiser for ACF. Photo credit: Ali Sanderson.
Joining an event is a helpful first step to meet others in ACF Community groups, hear more about local campaigns, and figure out what action you might like to take next.
There are lots of events taking place – from nature walks to group meetings to market stalls and more.
Want to see what is happening near you? Go to the events page to see what’s on! Please note, the events page may automatically list the events closest to you – if you would like to view all events, click the green “See all events” button.
Not quite sure which of these opportunities are right for you, or have some questions? Sign up for a welcome call, so we can help you find the best next step for you. And for inspiration, check out these stories of incredible volunteers speaking up for our living world.
Header: James Thomas