Volunteering at Calperum Station
Volunteering is an important part of the past, present and future of Calperum Station. We have several dedicated and highly valued volunteer groups who form the backbone of many programs on the property:
North Calperum Volunteers Group
Calperum Paddock Managers
Paddock Adoption Scheme
The Paddock Adoption Scheme allows community volunteers to assume long-term responsibility for landscape management of paddocks, ranging in size from 6,000 to 60,000 hectares.
Through the scheme, volunteers are charged with planning and undertaking works including feral animal control, track maintenance and landscape condition monitoring, supported by the trust which provides equipment, training and advice where required.
To find out more about the trust’s volunteering opportunities including the Paddock Adoption Scheme or research & monitoring, please get in contact with us.
Research & Monitoring
Research and monitoring programs engage community volunteers, the trust’s own research staff, academic researchers and a range of partner agencies across long-term monitoring programs and targeted research activities.
Ongoing programs include a range of annual biological surveys and threatened species monitoring programs.
In recent years, significant projects researching carbon cycling in Mallee woodlands, groundwater salinity on the Calperum Floodplain and new approaches to vegetation restoration have been established in collaboration with a range of partners.