Territory and Municipal Services


National Volunteer Week 9 – 15 May 2016

We are celebrating National Volunteer Week 2016 – an annual event which acknowledges the contributions of volunteers around Australia.

TAMS has a number of amazing volunteers working across a broad range of services to help strengthen Canberra’s community. They work in our libraries, in our parks and reserves, in our cityscapes and with our animals. We would like to take this opportunity to thank these individuals for their generosity, time and expertise.

We went to meet some of these individuals and find out what makes volunteering at TAMS worthwhile:

Kathryn Eyles – ParkCare

Kari Russell – ACT Libraries

John Brannan ­– ParkCare

Margaret Clough – Mount Ainslie ParkCare group

Margaret Lancaster – Libraries ACT

Volunteer Dog Walkers

Volunteer dog walkers are an essential part of Domestic Animal Services (DAS) because they provide much needed exercise, socialisation and training for the dogs at our Shelter. By volunteering to walk dogs at the shelter you are improving the quality of life for the dogs and improve their chances of finding a life-long home.

If you wish to find out more information about the DAS volunteer dog walker program please contact Simon Tadd on 6207 2249 or email simon.tadd@act.gov.au to arrange an appointment. All volunteers are required to attend an induction session prior to exercising the dogs. 

Dogs@DAS is a newsletter which connects volunteers and provides information about DAS.


ParkCare is a partnership between the ACT Government and community volunteer groups who have an interest in the natural environment. Volunteers actively contribute to protecting natural and cultural sites in local parks and nature reserves throughout the ACT, including Namadgi National Park, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Googong Foreshores. 

ParkCare volunteers undertake a variety of activities including seed collection, plant propagation, tree planting, weed removal, erosion control, vegetation mapping and recording, water quality monitoring, raising community awareness and the maintenance and restoration of heritage places.

Anyone can become a ParkCarer, all that is needed is enthusiasm! Previous experience or special skills are not required, just an interest in making a difference. Training, equipment and support are provided.

For more information contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81.


Landcare is a national movement to promote careful management of Australia's soil, water and vegetation for the benefit of present and future generations. Landcare is about communities and Government working together to reduce land and water degradation and to develop sustainable use of our natural resources. For more information visit ACT Landcare and Landcare Australia.

Scribbly Gum newsletter

The Scribbly Gum newsletter is produced annually and features contributions from the ParkCare and Urban Landcare groups. To receive previous editions please contact the ParkCare/Landcare Coordinator via Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

Scribbly Gum Newsletter Summer 2015

Scribbly Gum Newsletter Summer 2015 (PDF 3 MB)

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