Our Latest News

Fuel reduction burn at Wineglass Bay Lookout Track on 25-26 May 2015

21/05/2015

Weather permitting, the Parks and Wildlife Service will undertake a fuel reduction burn at the Wineglass Bay Lookout Track, within Freycinet National Park, on Monday 25 May and Tuesday 26 May. The burn is part of the statewide Fuel Reduction Program.More

Lease agreement for Entally Historic Site

04/05/2015

Tasmania's historic heritage is one of our greatest assets and the Tasmanian Government is pleased to announce a lease agreement with Entally Lodge Pty Ltd to ensure a bright future for the Entally Historic Site at Hadspen.More

Major fuel reduction burn to protect North-East towns

28/04/2015

A large strategic fuel reduction burn today across public land, Forestry land and private property will reduce bushfire risk to Gladstone, Eddystone Point and Ansons Bay in Tasmania's North East.More

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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