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 until further notice, this also includes individual participation as part of community or environmental groups.

The situation and response to COVID-19 continues to change rapidly with DPIPWE monitoring the situation, this includes any volunteer involvement within essential DPIPWE programs.

In relation to essential programs, volunteers should consider their own personal circumstances, adhere to all Government advice, including hygiene and social distancing and cease volunteer participation wherever needed, there is no obligation for you to participate.  

Key contacts

For further information, we encourage you to contact your DPIPWE Volunteer Program Supervisor or your Volunteer Team Leader directly for advice should you be unsure of the current status of volunteer programs. 

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.
Get involved
Please note, due to the current situation with COVID-19, the Department is not currently recruiting new volunteers​​.​​


 Parks and Wildlife Service Volunteers

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