Home to beautiful landscapes and unique flora and fauna, our reservoir reserves are open for everyone to enjoy and explore.

Preserving their natural beauty remains vital as people enjoy these spaces for a range of recreational activities.

It’s our shared responsibility to foster a healthy and sustainable environment, and apart from doing your bit when you visit, there are opportunities for you to get more hands on.

Through our volunteering program, you can join a group of like-minded people playing an active part in caring for your local reservoir reserve. As a volunteer, you’ll work alongside other volunteers, as well as SA Water, to care for the reserves and enhance the experience for visitors.

Volunteering opportunities are available at Barossa, Happy Valley, Hope Valley, Mount Bold, Myponga, South Para and Warren reservoir reserves, each tailored to the local environment and recreational activities at each site, and may include

  • habitat improvement and weed control
  • revegetation, involving seed collection, propagation and planting
  • sharing information and displays at community events
  • biodiversity research, including flora and fauna identification, surveys and monitoring
  • reservoir fish stocking.

To apply for our volunteering program, you can either click here to sign up or complete an application form and email a copy to reservoirs@sawater.com.au. If you'd prefer to post it, our address details are below.

SA Water GPO Box 1751 Adelaide SA 5001

Volunteers are encouraged to read through all relevant information prior to submitting an application, including your volunteer handbook and the volunteer description. A confirmation email will be sent to you once we have received your application for assessment, with suitable applicants contacted for a casual conversation.

If you have any questions about the program or your application, please contact us at reservoirs@sawater.com.au.

Your support as part of our volunteering community will help us protect and nurture these special places, ensuring a thriving natural environment for South Australians and the continued supply of safe, clean drinking water.