Get Involved

Have you ever thought about getting involved in your local community, meeting new people and helping the environment?

We can help you achieve these goals through our Environmental Volunteer Program.

About the Environmental Volunteer Program

The program provides opportunities to be involved in activities aimed at protecting and enhancing Council-managed natural areas and local open spaces.

What do Environmental Volunteers do?

Environmental volunteers take part in a diverse range of tasks and activities including:

  • weed removals
  • rubbish gathering and removal
  • threatened species management
  • revegetation and plantings
  • flora and heritage 'walk & talks'
  • track and trail maintenance
  • ornamental horticultural activities
  • waterway monitoring
  • flora and fauna monitoring

 

Where do Environmental Volunteers work?

There are several environmental volunteer groups operating in Glenorchy City. Each group focuses their efforts in specific reserves to help protect and enhance natural values at that site.

Environmental volunteer groups currently working in partnership with Council include:

  • Friends of Wellington Park
  • The Lutana Woodlands Group
  • Friends of Collinsvale Landcare

 

There are also environmental volunteer activities being conducted at Poimena Reserve, Goulds Lagoon, and the Montrose Foreshore (GASP).

Treeplanting

Volunteers Planting Trees

 

Joining an existing group

For people interested in joining an existing environmental volunteer group, contact Council's Environment Section on 6216 6800 or email gccmail@gcc.tas.gov.au

Volunteers will be asked to complete the Environmental Volunteer Registration Form and participate in a site induction with Council officers at the first volunteer session.

Volunteers Weeding

 

Find out more

If you would like more information about the program download the following documents.

Environmental Volunteering Strategy 2019-2022

Environmental Volunteer Manual

Environmental Volunteer Registration Form