Get Involved

​​​​Due to the high number of inquiries we receive, we are unable to take expressions of interest outside of our normal recruitment processes. 

​DPIPWE Volunteers are appointed to programs based on merit in accordance with any relevant selection criteria as outlined within the expression of interest process.

​Current vacancies​​​​​​​


Tasmanian Parks and Wildife Service
Volunteer Caretaker Program

Calling for Volunteer Expressions of Interest

Do you have a passion for heritage, conservation and enjoy meeting new people?

Join our PWS Volunteer Caretaker Program for a unique opportunity to live in spectacular locations, including hertiage sites. 

​We are currently seeking expressions of interest from volunteers interested in becoming a Volunteer Caretaker at the following locations:

Cape Bruny Light Station; and

Bruny Island Quarantine Station

For more information, including how to submit an expression of interest:

  Cape Bruny Light Station - Volunteer Caretaker   (228Kb)

  BI Quarantine Station Volunteer Caretaker   (263Kb)​

 Applications close:  28 April 2021

Becoming an ​​authorised DPIPWE volunteer

The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) is fortunate to work alongside thousands of skilled volunteers right across the State of Tasmania.  The valuable contributions of volunteers complement the work undertaken by DPIPWE employees and support the enjoyment and experiences of Tasmanians and visitors alike.

DPIPWE volunteers add significant value to a range of programs in order to achieve environmental, conservation and sustainability outcomes that preserve the heritage and biodiversity of Tasmania.

To ensure volunteer involvement is supported and managed appropriately, the Department has developed the DPIPWE Volunteer Management Framework (VMF).  

DPIPWE employees utilise the VMF to plan and manage volunteer programs that comply with relevant legislation and are assessed for hazards, risks and any impacts to the environment, including cultural and heritage sites.

Once a volunteer program is approved and individuals participating have registered as DPIPWE volunteers, the Department provides volunteer insurance cover to those who participate.  

Importantly, individual volunteers and community group members that have not registered as DPIPWE volunteers or sought relevant program approvals, are not covered by DPIPWE volunteer insurance and are not considered to be undertaking authorised volunteer activities on land managed by the Department - in some cases, the activities may in fact, be illegal.

If you are a community volunteer group (including 'Friends of' groups), interested in caring for a local patch, National Park or Reserve, you should first review TheLIST​ to establish the responsible land manager.  Where the land is under DPIPWE management, please contact the relevant ​DPIPWE Division for information, support and program assessment.

For general inquiries, email volunteering​



​​​Equal Opportunity Volunteering

The DPIPWE Volunteer Team is committed to ensuring that our volunteer engagements are in accordance with equal opportunity and anti-discrimination legislation.

We value equal opportunity volunteering which means we support and uphold diversity and inclusion and will not discriminate based on any individual's personal characteristics such as age, disability, gender, marital status, political or religious beliefs.  V​olunteer information, including new opportunities for involvement, should be accessible to all.​

DPIPWE is also working to improve online information and experiences so that it is more useful, usable and accessible to everyone. 

Refer to the Department's Accessibility pages for more information, including navigation tips, translation and interpretation assistance and opportunities to provide us with feedback.