Get Involved

There are many ways that both individuals and groups can get involved in the care of black cockatoos at Kaarakin, as well as the regeneration of land and environments that have been lost to them due to human activity.

How to Get Involved

Landcare Groups

Got experience with plant-life and outdoor work?  We have substantial revegetation projects running at the centre and these projects need Volunteers to help with preparing the land, planting, protecting from predators, watering and weeding the area until plants are strong and established on their own.

Roll up your sleeves and come on over!

School Groups

Bring your classroom to Kaarakin!  Students will get one to one access to an expert who can guilde them through a pre-discussed syllabus-based program.  Children can have a behind-the-scenes experience to this Centre which is not open to the public.

Teachers can select what content they wish to be covered to co-incide with their exisitng classroom program.  Activities and experience on the day will be stimulating for all age-groups and priced at an affordable rate according to your needs.

Students can be aged from Kindy through to Tertiary students.

Corporate Volunteer Groups

Many corporate or businesses have a requirement to spend some time giving back to the community.  Contact us direct at Kaarakin – ask for Sonia, our Volunteer Co-ordinator .  Then we can arrange an experience for your staff which is fulfilling and best serves the needs of your group and the Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre.

Many previous corporate groups have found these days to be:

  • a refreshing change of pace, often working outdoors all day,
  • a great team-building experience.
  • a great way of showing your company’s empathy with environmental issues and your willingness to DO something about it
  • a great way of seeing your staff perform together and as individuals outside the office.

Corporate volunteer days often involve a mid-day barbeque and opportunities to get up close and personal to birds that would not normally allow you to do so.  It is also a great chance to see the behind the scenes workings of a not-for-profit wildlife-based project and bring your skills to the fore in ensuring it survives.

A huge part of the future of these birds is the AWARENESS in the community.  You can contribute to this in an informed and practical way by highlighting your company’s involvement to the public.

Study Projects by Individuals or Groups.

Use the opportunities you have in electing to study the sciences behind these precious birds and their environment help to cast a spotlight on their plight.

If you are allowed to choose a study topic during your High School or Tertiary education, why not use some of our birds and environments to study and allow us to help you bring the needs of these birds to light?

There is always so much more to know about exactly what has brought about the steady decline of these populations in our state and throughout the country.  If we could get more detail and more understanding about the thinking, the needs and the behaviours of these birds, we would have a greater chance of turning their decline around.

Grant Application Writers

We are constantly on the lookout for appropriate grants and funding from any source to ensure the continuation of our Centre and the on-going care of our birds, animals and environments.

We currently have funding projects relating to revegetation, education and outreach, to animal conservation and to website/data projection.  These are all helping our Centre to function for our animals, to maintain and restore environments for future animals and in maintaining an awareness in the community.

  • Do you have experience in finding and researching available grants – locally/nationally/internationally?
  • Do you have experience in information gathering and composing grants of this nature?
  • Do you have experience in compiling requested information and filling in all the paperwork associated with these applications?

If so – WE NEED YOU.  If you were able to donate a portion of your time to find and begin to collate and apply for appropriate grants on our behalf, this would relieve our overworked ground staff from having to juggle the birds and animals in their care with time-consuming application work.  More importantly it would ensure we are able to continue this important work into the future.

Support Our Cause

Kaarakin relies on sponsorship and donations to stay open. Without your continued support, we would not be able to continue our extensive conservation efforts for the black cockatoo. Every donation and every dollar counts. 100% of your donation helps to conserve cockatoos.

How you can help