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Volunteers Make for a Better Community

Be a friend of the bush or help stage a community event! Here’s some information about how you can get involved.

Council is committed to supporting volunteering across Devonport. Volunteers help to strengthen our local community by enhancing local connections, helping to share and build skills & expertise, often supporting those people and areas most in need. Being a volunteer is a great opportunity to get actively involved in your local neighbourhood and make a difference.

We are committed to meeting best practice standards for volunteering and we work in partnership with local groups to identify and promote volunteer opportunities across Devonport.

Volunteering at Council

When opportunities are available, Council are keen to take on new volunteers to assist in the delivery of services to our community through:

Why volunteer?

Volunteering at Council enables you to:

  • meet new people
  • get work experience
  • share your skills, life experiences and expertise with the community, other volunteers and Council staff
  • stay active and involved in your community; and
  • learn new skills or maintain current skills.

How can I get involved?

Update: April 2020 (Current as of March 2022)
Please note due to physical distancing requirements, only Friends of Don Reserve and the Jazz Taskforce are currently operating.  

Complete a Volunteer Registration Form (Printable version linked below) and return it to Customer Service or email it to

Volunteering Tasmania

Devonport City Council and the Peak Body, Volunteering Tasmania, are working in partnership to make a positive impact on and help to improve and support a sustainable volunteering community.  We believe that all members of our community equally deserve the right to be included in volunteering and experience the benefits, regardless of their background or current situation.  

Other places to Volunteer in Devonport

Volunteer Week 16-22 May 2022

“Better Together”

To celebrate the Volunteers within our community, Devonport Council will again provide “Certificates of Recognition”.   

The certificate acknowledges the contribution of the volunteer and is signed by the Mayor of Devonport. Certificates are available to volunteers who reside, or volunteer within the Devonport municipality and have contributed service in the last 12 months.  

Nominations for certificates close Monday, 2 May 2022. Your organisation will be contacted when the certificates are ready for collection from Council’s Customer Service counter, Level 2, paranaple centre, 137 Rooke Street, Devonport.

Should you wish to invite the Mayor to attend a volunteer celebration function to present certificates, please send an invitation to Danielle O’Brien, via email at Availability will be checked, and you will be notified accordingly.

Wishing you all a wonderful Volunteer Week 2022!