Welcome to the Wildcare Tool Box for Leaders

This page contains files, videos and information to support you in your role as a Wildcare Group leader.

Wildcare Group Leadership and culture

As a token of appreciation, Wildcare Presidents receive free membership for the year in which they are active. The membership status of each group President is checked during January and any President whose membership expires before January 31st of the following year will have their membership extended up to that date. To those who have long term paid memberships we say thank you, and will be in touch with a different offer to show our support.

Health and Safety

If your project is managed under a Volunteer Program Plan within the DPIPWE Volunteer Framework or is part of a project on land managed by another organisation, then it is that organisation who is the PCBU and Wildcare members must ensure they adhere to the organisations’ safety management systems, including any volunteer sign-up processes.

The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, ensure appropriate risk management procedures and safe practices are in place when volunteers participate in DPIPWE authorised activities. Whenever our members are engaged by the PWS, through a Volunteer Program Plan or Ranger Assist Program, those WILDCARE Tasmania members are volunteering for DPIPWE. Learn more about volunteering at DPIPWE here.

The forms below are to be used when Wildcare Tasmania groups and members are undertaking projects that are not managed under a Volunteer Program Plan within the DPIPWE Volunteer Framework or are not part of a volunteer project on land managed by other organisations, including other state or local government departments. In those circumstances, members are volunteering for Wildcare Tasmania, and operating in a Wildcare “workplace” (where Wildcare is the ‘person conducting a business or undertaking’ (PCBU) and thus has the primary duty of care.

We are in the process of updating these forms.

Group finances, fundraising, grants

Communication – Wildcare website, social media, media messaging

Wildcare website instructional videos

Development of interpretive signage or publications (posters/pamphlets/booklets)

If you have a project that includes the development of fixed community signage or publications for widespread community distribution, that are funded by Wildcare and/or include reference to Wildcare and/or include the Wildcare logo, Wildcare Office approval is needed. The recommended way to proceed is to discuss the concept with us first prior to forwarding draft designs to us for approval. We’ll aim to give a speedy turnaround so as not to delay your project!

This approval process does not include your group’s newsletters and reports.

If producing an event poster or a newsletter, we request that you include the Wildcare logo beside your own (if you have one).

DPIPWE approvals are needed for the development of any interpretative signage on DPIPWE managed land or related publications, and it is important to contact DPIPWE to discuss the concept before developing the sign or publication. The Wildcare Office can assist in helping groups make contact with the right person, as needed. DPIPWE sign-off will also be required on completion.

Governance and Insurance

(includes information relevant for external grant applications)

Privacy and cyber security

Useful Resources

Volunteering Tasmania is working with Wildcare to support your leadership journey. Click the red button below to discover a range of resources on volunteering that they have available.