This is how Stephanie found a real sense of purpose and belonging with her community group.
Find your local group of passionate volunteers powering change for nature.
Feel empowered and hopeful with like-minded people in your area who are having a real impact—tackling local environmental concerns as well as national issues like climate change and biodiversity loss.
Join the growing network of local community groups across Australia, trained and supported by the Wilderness Society.
Australians care about nature. But for too long, we've seen big corporations and destructive industries have too much influence over environmental decisions at local, state and national levels. It’s time we came together to change that and give communities a real say!
Our challenge isn’t changing people’s minds. It’s simply finding each other, connecting, and offering a way to make a difference that is accessible for all—no matter your age, skill set, experience, or amount of free time at your disposal.
"Big issues like climate change and deforestation can seem overwhelming. But feeling empowered to make change can give you direction, hope and happiness." – Stephanie, WA
“I just thought: unless I get involved in some way, how are things going to change? Often we feel like we’re on our own and we can’t do anything, but when we realise there are other people who feel the same way and we come together—we can achieve anything.” – David, Qld
“I've got two granddaughters and I don't want to leave the world in a worse state than when I was born. Our politicians are accountable to us, and we need to know what they’re doing in our name. So I'm all for meeting with your MP and making submissions.” – Diana, retired teacher, NSW. Photo: Diana and fellow volunteers meeting with Trent Zimmerman, MP for North Sydney
"I have gained invaluable interpersonal skills; I feel more confident starting conversations with strangers than I did before. I’ve also made so many new friends, young and old, and from different walks of life." – Amanda, Qld
"The five-day advanced training very much reinforced how everyone has something different to bring to the table. People can tap into their communities by doing their own thing. I love creating art, and I am passionate about saving our threatened species. That's why I decided to create our Art & Activism group." – Declan, VIC
Get involved, get inspired and share your values across your community—and the country.
“I left the training feeling motivated, thankful to have met so many passionate individuals, and excited for what the future holds.” – Luke, SA