Who does it Suit?
If you are passionate about the environment, have your own self contained caravan and would like to assist us with small jobs around the settlement, then a short term (30-60 day) caretaker role could be your thing.
Sorry, no pet allowed in State forests
Although we hold a lease over the 50 hectare Ludlow settlement, the land is still part of the Western Australian State forest. See the Parks and Wildlife advice here https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/know/pets-parks
Our caretakers generally share a few attributes:
- a self contained caravan
- prepared to participate in our monthly busy bee activities
What am I in for?
Our Ludlow volunteer caretakers provide an onsite presence while we progress with the restoration of the mill and settlement buildings and may include;
- daily walk around (or drive around) the settlement buildings
- helping at our District office display
- participation in our monthly busy bees
Whats in it for me?
As a Ludlow volunteer caretaker, you have the best of both worlds. You get to wake up every morning surrounded by the heritage listed Ludlow mill and settlement in Western Australia`s iconic tuart forest, just a short drive from Busselton and other tourist destinations in the south west of Western Australia.
- there is no cost for the duration of your stay.
- share your experience with other like minded people.
- know that you are contributing to a future important tourist venture.
- we will provide an induction so that you can be rewarded by the Parks & Wildlife Service for your contribution.
Some of our cottages have seen some ambitious de-restoration over the years. Yes, your free to take a bath, but we also encourage small restoration projects within our volunteers capability. The toilets also need attention but I guess you knew that.
Parks & Wildlife volunteer information
Volunteer rewards and benefits
The Parks and Wildlife Service and the Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group recognise, acknowledge and reward the contributions made by their volunteers.
To be eligible for any rewards, volunteers must be registered with the Parks and Wildlife Service and must submit their volunteer timesheet to our coordinator for submission.
Parks and Wildlife Service volunteer rewards
- 20 hours
Thank you letter from Director General, plus 20 % discount voucher at Parks and Wildlife Service outlets.
- 50 hours
Parks and Wildlife Service Volunteer park pass*.
- 150 hours
Limited edition WA native species lapel badge.
- 300 hours
$30 Parks and Wildlife Service voucher.
- 500 hours
Volunteer Pass* plus a Landscope subscription.
*The Parks and Wildlife Service Volunteer Pass provides free entry for one vehicle and passengers into any WA National Park for 12 months from stamped date of issue.
All rewards are distributed to volunteers, some quarterly, some annually, after the auditing requirements have been met.The rewards are given for hours accumulated within one financial year.