Voluntary work in Tasmania

The benefits of volunteering are many – not just to the community but to the volunteers themselves who find their lives enriched in surprising ways.

In the case of people making a sea change to Tasmania, the increased community involvement which comes from volunteering can be a fast-track to integrating and making friends in a new environment.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, at least one-third of adult Tasmanians volunteer an average of two hours per week on a regular basis. That means over 100,000 Tasmanian volunteers, contributing almost eleven million hours of voluntary work each year. The equivalent in paid work is more than 250 million dollars.

Useful links if you are considering voluntary work in Tasmania.

  • Volunteering Tasmania Inc

    Tasmania’s peak body on volunteering, providing services to individuals and organisations. The website contains information to help individuals find a suitable volunteer position.

  • GoVolunteer

    An initiative of Volunteering Australia, this is Australia’s first national volunteer recruitment website. It provides free advertising for community organisations looking for volunteers and includes some positions in Tasmania.

“Volunteering is any activity that is freely chosen, of benefit to the community and undertaken without financial reward.”
Conservation volunteers
Volunteers planting trees – greening Tasmania
© Conservation Volunteers

conservation volunteers in tasmania

Meet new friends, get integrated into the community, travel, stay active and help the environment. These are all excellent reasons to contact conservation volunteers when you get to Tasmania. No experience necessary.

what kind of volunteering would suit you?

Volunteers in Tasmania work in areas such as sport and recreation, health and welfare, education, community services, emergency services, religion, the arts, the environment, human rights and heritage.

Voluntary work can include things such as fundraising, supporting older people and those with disabilities, administration, research, teaching, coaching, umpiring, working with animals, entertaining, conservation, handywork, driving, youth work, counselling, gardening and child minding.