Volunteering with MRC Tasmania gives you the chance to meet new people, learn about other cultures, build confidence, learn new skills and gain experience. Your skills, interests and even your hobbies can go a long way to support our work.

Do I need any experience or qualifications to volunteer?

It doesn’t matter if you have years of workplace experience behind you, if you are a student or a young person looking to gain experience, or if you have the time and just want to give back – everyone has a contribution to make to the work of the organisation.

At MRC Tasmania people have many different reasons for volunteering:

“I want to do something worthwhile”
“By volunteering I can give back to the community”
“As a volunteer I get to meet new people and support them as they settle in Tasmania”
“I want to learn about different cultures and gain new experiences”
“Volunteering is a great way for me to get practical experience to support my studies”
“I have the time and want to support the work of MRC Tas”
“I’ve always wanted to work in Aged Care and this will give me some experience”

Whatever your reason, there are a variety of activities you can get involved with. You can:

  • Work with people and families as they build a new life in Tasmania
  • Provide social support to people of all ages
  • Give older people the opportunity to be socially active and engaged with the community
  • Help build confidence and independence
  • Support people with English conversation
  • Support employment pathways
  • Assist young people with their studies and build confidence in education pathways
  • Help people to learn about driving in Tasmania and learning how to drive
  • Assist with events and activities
  • Provide administration and project support
  • Support people to access mainstream services
  • And many more

Please note: volunteering with MRC Tasmania is only available during office hours (Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm) except for driver mentors (Hobart only) who can volunteer in early morning, in the evening and on the weekend.

How to volunteer

All MRC Tas volunteers must have a current National Police Check and Working with Vulnerable People registration before commencing in a role. We can assist you to apply for these checks if you do not already have them.

Please note: MRC Tas is subject to a Public Health Directive which requires all MRC Tas staff, students and volunteers to be fully vaccinated, partially vaccinated, have an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination or a medical exemption by 31 October 2021. Without evidence of one of the above you will not be able to enter MRC Tas premises, which includes any community location in which you provide service on behalf of MRC Tasmania.

If you wish to volunteer with MRC Tasmania, you will need to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status before commencing in a volunteer role.

Whilst this is now a legal requirement, MRC Tas actively supports and encourages staff, volunteers and community members to be vaccinated in order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

To enquire about volunteering and to find out about any available opportunities,  please email volunteers@mrctas.org.au with your name, email, contact number and your suburb and your volunteer interests.

Please visit Volunteering Tasmania for information on volunteering opportunities in Tasmania.

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Southern Tasmania –
Phone: 03 6221 0999
Address: Level 2, 1a Anfield Street Glenorchy 7010


Northern Tasmania –
Phone: 03 6724 2820
Address: 27 Paterson Street Launceston TAS 7250