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Get Involved Tasmania

The Wilderness Society Tasmania is working to protect Tasmania’s environment and ensure a safe climate and healthy environment for future generations. Our campaigns to protect Tasmania’s environment have been successful because of the hard work of countless volunteers across the country. We believe in the power of people to make change! With your help we can protect Tasmania’s high conservation value forests and environment and stop threatening and inappropriate developments in World Heritage and high conservation value areas. Our Hobart and Launceston campaign centres are run by a group of fantastic and dedicated volunteers and we are always looking for new volunteers to join our team. You’ll have fun, learn new skills, make friends, and do your bit to change the world. Even a few hours each week can make a huge difference.

Launceston Based Volunteer Roles

If you are interested in any of the roles at our Launceston shop and centre contact launceston@wilderness.org.au  

Wild Flicks Event coordinator Launceston

This role is for an organiser willing to use existing resources to coordinate a monthly environmental film night. This role involves some project management including planning in coordination with the Launceston Campaigns Staff member, other key volunteers who may be involved. Promotion is another important aspect of this role to ensure there is an audience and the event runs successfully.

Hobart Based Volunteer Roles

If you are interested in any for the following roles in Hobart, contact Hobart@wilderness.org.au

Reception and Campaign Assistants

Vacancies are available on most days, particularly Thursday & Fridays. This role involves presenting professionally to members of the general public over the phone, and occasionally in person. Specifics of the job include answering the phone, transferring calls, taking messages, clearing voicemail, opening & closing the centre, scanning newspapers for relevant articles, checking email & answering queries, and other office duties where required. Some experience would be appreciated, however this is an entry level role suited to applicants with basic office skills. The role can be as challenging or straightforward as is appropriate. The Wilderness Society values personal integrity above all else.

Salamanca stall helper on Saturdays

The Wilderness Society runs a stall each Saturday at the famous Salamanca markets. You'll be working with our campaign team to set up the stall beginning at 7am, handling merchandise and sales, and packing up the stall from about 2:30pm. Applicants for this position should be prepared for some manual labour in assembling the marquee, and should present well to members of the general public.

Wild Flicks Event coordinator Hobart

This role is for an organiser willing to use existing resources to coordinate a monthly environmental film night. This role involves some project management including planning in coordination with the Launceston Campaigns Staff member, other key volunteers who may be involved. Promotion is another important aspect of this role to ensure there is an audience and the event runs successfully.

Garden caretaker

The Wilderness Society is one of the few buildings left in central Hobart with a functional garden space. Our garden adds to the life of our facilities and is a highly enjoyable space in which to work. A caretaker is required to fertilise using organic methods, plant seedlings, water plans regularly, harvest crops, remove weeds, mow surrounding grass and maintain/purchase items where required. We are also in the process of opening up our garden to the wider community for their use, so an applicant who has community-based experience in collaborative projects would be especially valued. This role is available any time, as there is all day access to the garden space. The applicant should have a history of trustworthiness and a sense of community and fun.

Volunteer position at the Wilderness Society - Chef

For the last 20 years, each Wednesday at the Wilderness Society, 130 Davey St Hobart, has meant hot soup prepared by our volunteers. Bread is supplied each week as a donation from Jackman & McRoss bakery in Battery Point. Volunteers help prepare the bread and pastries in readiness for up to 35 volunteers who come for our campaign updates. This tradition has become something of a Hobart institution. Your role will be to cook the soup every fortnight or more -- sharing the load with other volunteers -- and assist in preparation of the bread & hot pastries. When you settle into the role, you might look forward to cooking pizzas or other delicacies. Food costs are borne by the Wilderness Society.

Archivist or Librarian

The Wilderness society has a full time or part time vacancy for a reliable and responsible archivist, to assist us in valuing our nationally significant campaign material from the 1970s until today. You should be capable of working independently with minimal supervision. This historically fascinating position involves cataloguing our historical photographs, newspaper articles, journals and correspondence. Once catalogued, you will need to research and advise the appropriate treatment of the materials (into state or federal archives, for example).  The Wilderness Society has a culture of teamwork, compassion and friendliness, which you could become an integral part of. Some archiving experience is preferred and a passion for the environment is essential. Office hours are 9.30 - 5 weekdays.