Merri Creek Management Committee

Volunteer opportunities

Lend a hand: on-ground volunteering, work experience and group activities

VolunteersWe arrange numerous community events each year in partnership with Friends of Merri Creek and other community groups. Planting, monitoring and weeding events are often held on weekends; some of our events are ‘on-call’ and may occur during the week. The Wednesday Volunteers Group meet regulalry, once a month on a Wednesday, to give a hand at a variety of sites.

Everyone is welcome to our community events and the emphasis is on having fun. Subscribe to our events notifications if you would like to receive email invitations to events. A calendar of community events is available on MCMC's Website. Or 'like' the Friends’ facebook page.

Volunteering with our Ecological Restoration Team

We welcome individual volunteersincluding student and internship placements, to work alongside our Ecological Restoration crew.  Availability is sometimes limited by seasonal work demands and vehicle space. Past volunteers speak highly of the learning experience with our team. More information about volunteering with our Ecological Restoration Team is here.

Corporate/business volunteering

We provide tailored activities that can contribute to your organisation’s commitment to social responsibility and team building. Group activities have a big impact on restoring the Merri Creek’s landscape, while also building the effectiveness of your team. For further details, see our Corporate Volunteering page.

Volunteer Litter Clean-ups

FamilyLitterCleanUpFawkner2019We can provide advice and equipment to people who want to do their own litter clean-ups along Merri Creek and Moonee Ponds Creek or their tributaries.
- There's a wealth of "how to" information for individuals and groups to safely remove litter from the Merri catchment on this Facebook page.
- A recorded Webinar on how to do a Covid-safe litter clean-ups.
- A brief article on how to use the SnapSendSolve app to report large amounts of litter, rubbish, or pollution etc.
- Friends of Merri Creek litter web page:
For further information, email Julia Cirillo at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Volunteering with our Catchment Team

Our Catchment Program staff deliver education and engagement activities with schools and community groups on biodiversity and waterways. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in volunteering or work experience in these areas.


We coordinate the Waterwatch program for the Merri and Moonee Ponds Creeks and the lower Yarra. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer Waterwatch monitor, you can join our Waterwatch training sessions and sign up for one of our monitoring groups. More information here.

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