Get Involved. Become a Volunteer.

As the State Government agency responsible for the management of over 50% of land in Tasmania, we receive a high volume of interest from people looking for opportunities to get involved.  

In accordance with work, health, and safety legislation we acknowledge our responsibility to ensure programs are carefully evaluated, managed, and supported to deliver enjoyable experiences along with positive health and wellbeing outcomes for those who participate. 

Volunteers are a valued part of our organisation, providing their time, skills, and knowledge freely and willingly, complementing our existing resources, but not replacing paid positions. 

We are grateful for the support of our volunteers, who add considerable value to Departmental programs and will continue to identify and provide opportunities for the public to get involved to partner with us to care for the Tasmanian environment. ​​​

​​Current vacancies and expressions of interest:

Campground Host Program at Schouten Island, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania 

​Closing date: Friday 22 October 2021​​

Two men facing away from the camera relaxing in camp chairs in big sun hats looking over the ocean from the campground

The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) Volunteer Campground Hosts to be stationed at Schouten Island, for 4-week placements, between December 2021 and April 2022.

2-week, or 3-week deployments may be considered where 4-week placements are not filled.

Full details are available in the EOI document:

​This popular volunteer activity provides an opportunity for volunteers to:
  • get in touch with your circadian rhythms! Rise with the sun and sleep with the stars, camp in a remote island location with limited access to modern technology
  • meet with visitors from far and wide and, if required, provide them with the information that will assist them to enjoy an enriching experience within the national park in a sustainable way.
  • experience an environment that has a rich cultural history, intriguing geology, fascinating flora and fauna, crystal blue waters where nautilus sail in the roaring forties.
  • give something back to this unique environment.

Volunteer​ activities

  • Welcoming visitors
  • Providing information relating to Freycinet National Park, including walking tracks, fuel stove use (only), and "Leave No Trace" principles
  • Provide daily operation, incident reports, and observations to the Freycinet Field centre, supporting the PWS with first response provision for minor first aid or in the event of an emergency (if required)
  • Monitor, maintain, and report on infrastructure such as campsites, toilet facilities, historic huts, walking tracks, signs, and natural values such as shoreline and beaches, invasive species, Indigenous and European heritage
  • Collect visitor statistics for Schouten Island sites
  • Volunteers may be asked to assist parks staff with other tasks from time to time in accordance with relevant skills and training
  • Undertake marine debris collection and weed control

Due to the high number of public inquiries we receive, we appoint volunteers through an expression of interest process based on merit and according to the selection criteria.

Please visit this page regularly for updates on upcoming programs.

 For general enquiries, email​