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:
- Bass Strait Maritime Centre
- Devonport Regional Gallery
- Devonport Jazz 
- Julie Burgess
- Visitor Information Centre
- Sport and Recreation and
- Friends of Don Reserve 
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 September 2020)
Please note due to the physical distancing requirements only Friends of Don Reserve Volunteers are currently operating.
Volunteer Week 18-24 May 2020
“Changing Communities. Changing Lives”
Devonport Council wish to acknowledge the contributions that volunteers make within your organisation and to the broader Devonport community by providing “Certificates of Recognition”. The certificates will be available for presentation once it is safe to distribute them.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Availability will be checked, and you will be notified accordingly.
Nominations for certificates closed Wednesday, 1 July 2020. 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.