Not just for 'Rangers'
SARA membership is available to anyone employed in conservation work, regardless of their role and title. The word 'Ranger' links us together with a worldwide network of professional people working in similar roles to us. SARA's current membership is diverse, including fire management officers, administration staff, managers, ecologists, project officers and of course traditional rangers.
To find out more see the membership benefits of joining SARA.
How to join
We offer full membership to conservation workers from a variety of organisations in South Australia. We also offer 'other' membership to volunteers and students who support the conservation ethic of SARA.
Full membership is currently set at $32.50 / year. Staff employed by The Department for Environment and Water are encouraged to set up membership payment by payroll deductions of $1.25 / fortnight.
To sign up as a new member, renew your annual membership, or set up your membership for payroll deductions please download and complete our membership form and send it to DEW.SARangerAssociation@sa.gov.au.
If you wish to cancel your membership payroll deductions please complete the relevant sections on the Direct deduction form and return by email.
How SARA helps Rangers around the world
Most of the funds we raise go towards supporting the Thin Green Line Foundation charity that helps Rangers around the world through training, networking and capacity building Some Rangers face direct threats on the front line of conservation, so TGL support also goes to the families of fallen rangers.
Over the past few years, SARA has raised over $90,000 for the TGL to support Rangers globally through events, raffles, fundraisers, charity auctions and a proportion of our membership fees. SARA are extremely proud of the contributions we have raised through our relatively small membership compared to other ranger associations.
You can help SARA continue this amazing work by attending events, donating, sponsoring specific projects or events or supporting us with your time or expertise. Read below for the opportunities or ideas on how to contribute.
Become a supporter or volunteer
SARA is lucky to have amazing support from a range of companies and individuals without whom we could not achieve all that we do.
Our supporters help us with graphic design, web page development, discount printing, merchandise design, event presentations, or reduced catering, accommodation, transport and conference centre costs.
media design - merchandise and communications documents
social media - Facebook & Instagram posting
event volunteering and coordination
World Ranger Day annually 31st July - multiple events
fundraising ideas and coordination
We are always looking for new supporters and volunteers who are keen to lend a hand or offer their expertise. Please get in touch by emailing us at DEW.SARangerAssociation@sa.gov.au if you would like to support us or volunteer.