Thanks to volunteers just like you, we are closer to achieving our vision of Tasmania becoming a global leader in nature conservation and sustainability.
Supporting COVID-19 containment efforts requires everyone, including TLC staff and volunteers, to minimise contact with others. With this in mind, volunteering that involves contact with staff and other stakeholders (i.e. on-reserve or in-office participation) has been suspended until further notice. Offsite volunteering where volunteers are already trained and able to work independently, such as ecological monitoring scoring, can continue. We will reactivate our volunteer program when it is safe to do so in line with State and Federal government guidelines. Thanks for your understanding.
Our community of committed volunteers are vital to the success of our conservation work. Our volunteers contribute valuable effort, skills and expertise across all areas of the organisation including science projects, ecological monitoring, reserve management activities, governance, event support, mail outs, photography and much more.
Involving volunteers in our conservation work also greatly reduces our costs. For example, during 2017-2018, 190 individual volunteers contributed 935.47 days of work which is equivalent to $263,503.11 worth of paid work. We are enormously grateful for this contribution.
Volunteering with us is a great way to:
- participate in achieving the TLC’s nature conservation goals
- experience the TLC’s magnificent reserves up close
- be active and increase your well-being
- meet like-minded people and make new friends
- develop and enhance valuable skills
- become a citizen scientist
- support the TLC in kind
The TLC is committed to giving you the best possible volunteer experience, so we have developed some guidelines to help us deliver on our commitment. The TLC Volunteer Involvement Policy Statement provides clarity about volunteer rights and responsibilities as well as outlining expectations for volunteers, the TLC and TLC staff. You can download your copy by clicking the link to the right.
Would you like to share a great TLC volunteering experience, or advice on how we can improve our volunteer program? You can now leave your volunteer feedback anytime. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you like to volunteer?
If you would like to volunteer with the TLC please register for an advertised volunteering opportunity or tell us your availability, preferences and skills by filling in our quick registration form below. We will contact you with details of upcoming volunteering opportunities suitable to you, as and if they become available. Please keep in mind that TLC volunteer opportunities, especially skilled roles, are limited and popular. Please note that by registering to volunteer, you are also opting in to receive TLC news and updates, event invitations and campaigns.You can choose manage your email preferences when you receive your first email from us.
*Banner image: Volunteers cleaning up a Revolving Fund property for sale Credit: Chris Crerar