2020 VOLUNTEER REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

WildCount is a broadscale monitoring program, established in 2012 to detect long-term changes in the distribution of common species such as wombats, possums and wallabies. From late February to June, volunteers assist staff monitoring 200 sites across the national parks and reserves of NSW. As a volunteer, you will have an opportunity to work alongside staff in remote places, rarely seen by visitors. Field trips run from Monday to Friday with all meals, motel-style accommodation and transport provided during the week. 

FIELD WORK INVOLVED
· Setting up motion-sensitive cameras
· Using GPS and other navigation tools
· Recording basic habitat and floristic data
· Following safety protocols 

VOLUNTEERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO
· Work in remote field locations, one on one with a NPWS staff member
· Have a good level of fitness
· Assist with carrying equipment
· Trek off-track through thick vegetation, up steep hills and over rough terrain, in all weather conditions
· Travel long distances and on remote dirt roads and four wheel drive tracks
· Stay away from home Monday to Friday
· Travel to meet the NPWS staff member at the start of the field week in Sydney, Wollongong, Newcastle, Queanbeyan, Coffs Harbour or Armidale.

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* 1. What is your first name?

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* 2. What is your last name?

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* 3. At what email address would you like to be contacted?

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* 4. What is the best telephone number to contact you on?

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* 5. What is your home suburb?

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* 6. NPWS has introduced a new online system for volunteer registration called VIP. To participate in WildCount, you will need to register through the following link: http://bttr.im/q6ujp
This will ensure you are covered by our insurance. The registration process will take 5-10 minutes.  

During VIP registration, you will be asked what position you are registering for. Please select WildCount. If you have any issues registering in the system, feel free to contact the Volunteer Team at npws.volunteer@environment.nsw.gov.au   

Have you registered with VIP?

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