Flinders Council recognises the generous support donated by our community members and organisations, which enhances the social fabric of Flinders Island. To help deliver a variety of projects, programs and events that benefit the broader community, Council provides a range of supports for volunteers, along with regular in-kind assistance to Island-based and external organisations.
How to become a Volunteer
If you would like to participate and contribute to the community by volunteering, you can browse the Community Organisation section of our Furneaux Business Directory.
Please return your Volunteer Registration Form and Induction Completion Certificate to Council to register your interest.
Information and Links for Volunteers:
Once we have received your application, Council staff will contact you to discuss a range of projects that may interest you. Please note when completing your registration form, please list the activities that you would like to contribute, for example, gardening, helping at local events etc.
Emergency Services Volunteer
The Emergency Services Volunteer Working Group, which includes the Tasmania Fire Service, Ambulance Tasmania, the State Emergency Service, the Australian Red Cross, St John Ambulance, Surf Life Saving Tasmania and Volunteering Tasmania, have launched their “Join Learn Be Ready” volunteer recruitment campaign, which was launched by the Premier Will Hodgman in October 2014.
The campaign highlights volunteering opportunities with six of Tasmania's emergency management agencies, and encourages people, especially in rural communities, to look at the variety of roles that can be undertaken and join up as a volunteer now, before disaster happens.
Although Flinders Island does not have a Surf Life Saving Association, there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer within the Emergency Services.
You can read more about the campaign, view the video, and find links to all the participating agencies at www.emergencyvolunteers.tas.gov.au
Citizen of the Year Award
Flinders Council acknowledges the outstanding contribution volunteer’s make to the community, and annually honours one especially worthy volunteer with the award Citizen of the Year. Nomination forms for Citizen of the Year are available in July from the Council Office and online. Every year our Community Awards are presented during the Flinders Island Show, celebrating and acknowledging the commitment and generosity given by volunteers.
Nomination forms are now available here to nominate an individual for the Flinders Council Citizen of the Year Award. The award will be presented at the Flinders Island Show on 18 October 2019. Nominations close 26 August 2019.
Selection Criteria for the Award
- Only individuals are eligible to be nominated, not organisations.
- Nominees must be over sixteen (16) years of age as of the 1st day of July in the year of the nomination.
- The award will be given to the person who has made the most significant voluntary contribution for the benefit of the Furneaux Community, organisations or individuals.
- Recipients can receive only one Citizen of the Year Award during their lifetime.
- Selection will be based on the quality of the contribution along with the quantity of the contribution.