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.

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.