The City of Hobart recognises the importance of volunteers and the valuable contribution they make. We engage approximately 680 volunteers through different programs.

Mathers House and Criterion House

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

For more information phone 03 6234 1441 or email mathersplace@hobartcity.com.au

Youth Arts & Recreation Centre

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

For more information, visit the Youth Arts & Recreation Centre Facebook page, phone 03 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 plants, maintain and develop tracks, and educate the community.

For more information visit the Bushcare webpagethe Bushcare Facebook page, phone 03 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 older people while helping them maintain their gardens. Find out more at the Still Gardening webpage, phone 03 6236 9349 or email StillGardening@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 Airport on Fridays (seven days a week, year-round) and at the MAC2 cruise ship terminal on cruise ship days during the cruise ship season (October to April). 

Volunteers are provided with a uniform and training material and inducted into the City of Hobart program through a group intake once a year. We welcome new volunteers and provide annual get together, training events and the tourism community provide discount access to many experiences to enhance your knowledge. 

To more information about the Meet and Greet program, please phone 62384215, or email volunteer@hobarttravelcentre.com.au

A temporary suspension has been placed on this program, which is being monitored regularly.

International Student Ambassadors

Volunteers represent international students by being involved at events such as citizenship ceremonies, Harmony Day, Volunteer Recognition Reception, and sister city events, as well as being involved with other key community activities.

For more information visit the International Student Ambassadors webpage, phone 03 6238 2746.

More information

For more information please see the City of Hobart volunteering brochure(PDF, 415KB) . If you are interested in being involved in one or more of these programs, please fill in and submit a Volunteer Registration Form(DOCX, 35KB).

To support volunteer programs, the City of Hobart has a Volunteer Management System.