Volunteering with Council

Council has volunteer opportunities across various program areas. These include:

  • Bushcare 
  • Environment services
  • Community disaster management

Benefits of becoming a volunteer

Volunteering enhances community spirit and provides residents with opportunities to acquire, develop and share skills and knowledge, and to participate in community life. Furthermore, volunteers enable and enrich the provision of programs and services to the community.

Becoming a volunteer is a great way to:

  • get actively involved in your community
  • help someone else
  • build confidence
  • meet new people
  • learn new skills
  • gain valuable job experience.

Current volunteer opportunities

Council's program areas offer a variety of volunteer opportunities and recruit new applicants through an expression of interest. Please submit an expression of interest (EOI) for each volunteer opportunity you wish to apply for.

Program Volunteer opportunity Volunteer opportunity details Program status
Community disaster management

Team member volunteer

Community disaster management team members work with the coordinator and deputy coordinator to prepare and support their community before, during and after a disaster. Team members have the following functions under the program:

  • Complete mandatory training
  • Promote disaster preparedness to their local community in-person and/or via an online platform (e.g. Community Disaster Management Facebook page).
  • Provide situational awareness to the Local Disaster Coordination Centre (through the team Coordinator and/or Deputy Coordinator) during disaster events.
  • Provide a safer place for the community to seek shelter and information during a disaster event (Evacuation Centre or Information Hub).
  • Provide their local community with information from a trusted source in relation to a disaster event.
  • Possibly act in the role of the Deputy Coordinator in their absence

Team members are not emergency “responders” and are not trained nor expected to undertake any form of emergency response related function

Due to the nature of emergency events, applicants must reside in the community they wish to volunteer with:

  • Beachmere
  • Dayboro District (this team is currently at capacity)
  • Donnybrook and Meldale
  • Mount Glorious
  • Mount Mee and Ocean View
  • Mount Nebo
  • Toorbul
Submit EOI
Environmental Services
Bushcare volunteer

Bushcare provides community members with the opportunity to take part in hands-on conservation and restoration activities. There are several sites throughout the Moreton Bay Region where Bushcare activities occur. The Bushcare program is an integral part of the management of bushland reserves and is helping to conserve and manage our valuable bushland areas.

Typical duties:

  • Tree planting
  • Erosion control
  • Rubbish removal
  • Weed removal/control
  • Mulching.

This program is currently at capacity and unable to accept new volunteers.

Please check back on the website in the coming months for new volunteer opportunities.

 

Environment centres - Engagement volunteer

Engagement volunteers assist with welcoming visitors to the Environment Centres, responding to customer service enquiries, assisting with the delivery of educational programs, maintenance of resources and displays.

For more information view Environment centres engagement - volunteer opportunity details(PDF, 144KB)
Submit EOI

Environment centres - Grounds volunteer

Grounds volunteers assist with basic maintenance of natural areas such as mulch distribution and hand weeding, leaf blowing of pathways, basic boardwalk and walking track maintenance. 

For more information view Environment centre grounds - volunteer opportunity details(PDF, 282KB)
Submit EOI
Community nursery (including Redcliffe Botanical Gardens)

Community nursery volunteers maybe asked to assist with the propagation of seedlings, cleaning of used pots, preparing potting mixes and fertilizers, and labelling tube stock.  

For more information view Community nursery - volunteer opportunity details(PDF, 273KB)
Submit EOI