Volunteering at DPIPWE

​​​​​​​The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) is fortunate to work alongside thousands of hardworking and skilled volunteers, who partner with us every day to achieve environmental conservation and sustainability outcomes to preserve the heritage and biodiversity of Tasmania.

​Volunteer involvement at DPIPWE

The Department is currently improving our approach to volunteer management in accordance with the principles of Volunteering Australia's National Standards to Volunteer Involvement (2015).

What does this mean for DPIPWE's volunteers?

The aim is to provide volunteers with:

  • Access to key information published on this website
  • A simple online volunteer registration process
  • A way to capture and report on volunteer participation and program achievements
  • Opportunitites for DPIPWE's 3,000+ volunteers to share experiences and connect with each other
  • Increased support and greater connection with the Department.
We anticipate launching improvements in late 2020.

​Important COVID-19 advice for DPIPWE Volunteers

The safety of our volunteers, employees and visitors is our utmost priority, as such all non-essential volunteering programs have now been suspended, this also includes individual participation as part of community or environmental groups.

​In response to the pandemic, the Tasmanian Government has released the COVID-19 Safe Workplaces Framework.  The Framework encompasses Safe Workplace Guidelines and minimum standards that will soon be part of new Work, Health and Safety Regulations.

To find out more, refer to the WorkSafe Tasmania website.

DPIPWE Volunteer Programs will not recommence until the new safety measures and requirements are in place. Please continue to refer back to this website for updates.

Key contacts

For further information, we encourage you to contact your DPIPWE Volunteer Program Supervisor or your Volunteer Team Leader.  Fishcare volunteers should refer to the Calendar of Events for updated information including program suspensions.

Alternatively, you can contact the Department at volunteering@dpipwe.tas.gov.au or where relevant, your Volunteer Service Organisation, including Wildcare and Landcare Tasmania.

How can I stay informed?

  • For further information regarding DPIPWE facility closures, visit DPIPWE's COVID-19 Response and the 'Alerts' page on www.parks.tas.gov.au 
  • For important health advice, stay informed by checking the Department of Health or call the public health hotline on 1800 671 738.
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