Volunteer with us

The IFA/AFG is an active professional association and community.

At any one time there are over 50 volunteers serving the IFA/AFG as part of a committee, as a Director or on a project specific working group.

The benefits of volunteering with the IFA/AFG include:

  • Serving and assisting the forest profession and forest growing community
  • Extending your forestry networks and participate in a professional forestry community
  • Opportunities to develop skills and experience
  • Volunteering can assist with your professional and personal development
  • Growing your awareness of the issues and opportunities in the sector
  • Volunteering looks great on a resume!!

Volunteers can expect to participate in 4 – 5 committee meetings (face to face or via video conference) each year and on average spend two - three additional hours each month working in their areas of interest.  In line with good governance principles we are seeking individuals with a variety of skills and experiences.

If you are an IFA/AFG member and have a passion for the forestry profession or growing trees, the IFA invites you to consider volunteering for one of the following opportunities.

Call for Expressions of Interest


MENTORING COMMITTEE & PROGRAM: Call for volunteers


The IFA/AFG is developing a Mentoring and Leadership Development Program and is calling for expressions of interest for 3 – 4 volunteers with an interest in mentoring and a passion for supporting the next generation of forest scientists, professionals and growers. to join the inaugural committee.
 
Using funds from the DAWR Leadership Grant, we are engaging a third party expert to develop the structure and resources for a 12-18 month mentoring program as well as a separate conference mentoring/buddy program.  To support the development of these two programs we are seeking 3 – 4 members to join the Mentoring Committee to review and provide feedback on the proposed programs and then form part of an ongoing Committee.  The Committee will be chaired by Jim Wilson and include representatives from the Future Foresters Initiative.

Interested?

If you are interested in contributing to the delivery of these important IFA/AFG services, please respond email events@forestry.org.au with a brief description of your background and your interest in Mentoring. 

Expressions of Interest close Wednesday 11 August.

Click HERE to view the Terms of Reference - Draft Document 


PUBLICATIONS The Forester: Call for Volunteers


The IFA/AFG Member Services Working Group (MSWG) was established in 2019 to support the Board and CEO in their efforts to deliver more for members. With the release of the new IFA/AFG Strategic Plan, the MSWG has another big year ahead. To help the group to continue delivering more services for members, a new MSWG structure has been developed, with Sub-groups to manage key member service offerings. 

The MSWG is seeking volunteers to join the Publications Sub-group. The draft Terms of Reference can be found below.

Publications Sub-group Terms of Reference 


If you are interested in contributing to the delivery of these important IFA/AFG services, please respond email events@forestry.org.au with a brief description of your background.