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A group of volunteers from the Tasmanian Travel Centre

Volunteers in the City of Hobart

The City of Hobart recognises the importance of volunteers and the valuable contribution they make to the Council’s operations and to the City. The Council engages approximately 700 volunteers through different programs.
Information is provided below about each of the City of Hobart volunteering programs.  For further information please see the City of Hobart volunteering brochure.

Mathers House (formerly 50 & Better Centre) and Criterion House

Volunteers assist in providing meals, tutoring, administrative support and program support to promote positive ageing.

For more information visit the Mathers Place website, telephone 6234 1441 or email mathersplace@hobartcity.com.au


Youth Arts and Recreation Centre

Volunteers develop and undertake innovative youth participation and development programs to create capacity building opportunities for young people aged between 12 and 25.  

For more information visit the Youth Arts and Recreation Centre website, the Youth Arts and Recreation Centre Facebook page, telephone 6231 5150 or email youthartsandrec@hobartcity.com.au


Volunteers work with community bushcare groups and the City of Hobart to help enhance wildlife habitat, protect threatened flora, maintain and develop tracks, and educate the community.

For more information visit the Bushcare webpage, the Bushcare Facebook page, telephone 6238 2884, or email bushcare@hobartcity.com.au

Still Gardening

Volunteers raise awareness of the health benefits of daily gardening, provide information about low maintenance gardening, and support the wellbeing of its clients while assisting them to address garden maintenance. Find out more here: Still Gardening webpage, telephone 6236 9349 or email gouldthorpej@hobartcity.com.au

Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre

Volunteers provide assistance, advice and a friendly welcome to visiting tourists, conference delegates and locals. The program is mainly based around the arrival of cruise ships from October to April, however we also 'meet and greet' at the Hobart International Airport on Fridays.

For more information visit the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre website, telephone 6238 4222 or email heroysa@hobartcity.com.au

International Student Ambassadors

Volunteers represent International students by being involved at events such as Citizenship Ceremonies, Harmony Day, Volunteer Recognition Reception, Sister City events as well as being involved with other key community activities.

For more information visit the International Student Ambassadors webpage, telephone 6238 2151 or email fields@hobartcity.com.au


If you are interested in being involved in one or more of these programs, please fill in and submit a Volunteer Registration Form.

To support volunteer programs, the City of Hobart has a Volunteer Management System and Annual Volunteer Recognition Awards.


Customer Service Centre

16 Elizabeth St, Hobart
Office Hours: Mon–Fri 8.15am–5.15pm
Telephone (03) 6238 2711
Email coh@hobartcity.com.au

Postal address

Town Hall, Macquarie St
GPO Box 503
Hobart Tasmania 7001