Two ANIC volunteers who were part of the Service from Science Award.
ANIC volunteers milestone
The Volunteers Scheme allows interested people to assist with the maintenance of the Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC).
1 September 2005 | Updated 14 October 2011
The ANIC Volunteers Scheme began in February 1998 for people interested in helping with the upkeep and maintenance of the collection.
Volunteers at ANIC must have good manual dexterity and fine motor skills.
Each volunteer concentrates their work on one insect group, undertaking one of many varied curatorial tasks.
Since 1998, ANIC has had 80 volunteers and approximately 20 are currently active.
In total, our volunteers have amassed nearly 40 000 hours of volunteering and have won two awards.
As at September 2005:
four volunteers have volunteered more than 2 000 hours of their time (equivalent to twelve months full-time work)
two volunteers have in excess of 3 000 hours
one volunteer has clocked up in excess of 4 000 hours.
Find out more about Volunteering in ANIC.