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Tasmanian fuel reduction program an Australian first

23/03/2015

Tasmanian communities will be safer from the threat of bushfires, with a ground-breaking new $28.5 million program of fuel reduction burns announced today.More

Three Capes Track hut contracts awarded

19/03/2015

Two Tasmanian companies have been awarded contracts worth a total of $6.5 million to construct the huts on the Three Capes Track.More

Temporary access changes for The Nut

18/03/2015

Access to the tracks at the summit of The Nut State Reserve at Stanley will be by the chairlift only, from Monday 23 March to Friday 27 March, 2015, due to safety works being undertaken on the Zig Zag track.

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Become a Volunteer

How to Volunteer

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PWS volunteers have the opportunity
to enjoy a wide range of projects

The Parks and Wildlife Service appreciates the assistance provided by hundreds of volunteers and a large number of volunteer organisations all around Tasmania. With almost 40% of the State protected and cared for in reserves we can't do everything that is needed on our own. Our volunteers and their organisations contribute time valued in excess of $5,000,000 each year to reserve management projects. Our community volunteer partners also contribute annually hundreds of thousands of dollars to projects, raised through grants sponsorship, donation and grants. These projects will be completed in partnership with the Parks and Wildlife Service. In addition to the effort, hours and funding that volunteers contribute, we enjoy working cooperatively with the Tasmanian community and others. We invite you to consider becoming a volunteer with us. There is a variety of ways that you can be involved.

Friends groups and local volunteers

WildCare

Are you interested in supporting a particular national park or reserve? Or getting involved in one of the many volunteer programs undertaken by local volunteers?

Check out the Friends groups, projects and programs offered through WILDCARE Inc, our primary local volunteer management partner. You can join any of the WILDCARE Friends groups or simply register as an individual volunteer. WILDCARE Inc will contact you when volunteer opportunities that match your interests arise. WILDCARE members receive a range of benefits including a $25 discount on the purchase of an Annual Park Pass.

Other Volunteer Partners

There are many community organizations who provide volunteer assistance to managing Tasmania’s National Parks and Reserves. Check out the Partner Volunteer Organisations Register – there is bound to be a community group to suit you.

Becoming a Partner Volunteer Organisation

Would you like to register your group as a Parks and Wildlife Service Partner Volunteer Organisation? If so, simply complete the on line Partner Volunteer Organisation Registration Form [PDF 131KB] and you will be included on the register, we will contact you when there are volunteer projects related to the interests of your group and we will refer potential members to you. If you would like other volunteers to come and lend a hand we will also post on our Calendar of Volunteer Events information about volunteer projects you are undertaking on reserved land.

Annual Volunteer Programs

There are a number of volunteer opportunities which are available throughout the year, ranging from 1 month to 6 month placements:

  • Maatsuyker Island Volunteer Caretaker and Weather Observer
  • Cape Bruny Island Volunteer Caretaker and Weather Observer
  • Bruny Island Quarantine Station Volunteer Caretaker
  • Deal Island Volunteer Caretaker

For further details contact Pip.Gowen@parks.tas.gov.au

Seasonal Volunteer Programs

There are a number of volunteer opportunities which are available between November and April each year, ranging from 1 month to 2 months:

  • Melaleuca Caretaker
  • Cockle Creek Caretaker
  • Summer Roaming Volunteer Program

Calendar of Volunteer Events

Would you like to simply participate as a volunteer in an occasional project? Check out our Calendar of Volunteer Events for details about up-coming projects and programs that are looking for extra assistance.

Other Organisations Supporting Community Volunteers

The following organisations are among a number that work collaboratively with the Parks and Wildlife Service in supporting community volunteers.

Parks and Wildlife Service Volunteer Facilitators

If you would like to discuss your options and interests in more detail, or have any queries please contact your local Regional Volunteer Facilitator or local Ranger.

Area

Facilitator

Contact Email

Phone Number

North


volunteersnorth@parks.tas.gov.au

(03) 6777 2179

Northwest

 Stephen Mansfield

stephen.mansfield@parks.tas.gov.au

(03) 6429 8727

South

Pip Gowen

pip.gowen@parks.tas.gov.au

0427 648463

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