PWS seeking Volunteer Campground Caretakers at Mount Field National Park
The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is currently advertising for Volunteer Campground Caretakers for Mount Field National Park Campground, for four and five-week placements, between mid-December and May during the 2023/24 and 2024/25 summers.
Mount Field is one of Tasmania’s oldest and most diverse national parks, and offers visitors an array of natural wonders, from tall forests and waterfalls at the base of the mountains to unique alpine plants and glacier-carved lakes in the alpine areas.
The Volunteer Caretaker program provides many benefits to the community, including:
- Campground users benefit from the warm welcome and information provided by caretakers.
- PWS benefit from having caretakers present to report any maintenance issues and provide any feedback about visitors’ experiences.
- Caretaker teams greatly enjoy the chance to live in a beautiful reserve campground, connect with a range of like-minded people, and assist in caring for our wild places, while enjoying a relaxing, yet active, volunteering experience.
Volunteer Campground Caretakers are involved in a diversity of tasks, including:
- Welcoming visitors to the campground and providing information about the campsite, Mount Field National Park, and local areas.
- Minor site maintenance and ensuring facilities are in clean and good working order, reporting any issues to PWS staff.
- Additional opportunities to assist with track care, or weed control, may arise as needed, and in keeping with caretakers’ preferences and abilities.
- Possibility of taking public money via EFTPOS for camping and shower fees.
What are the living arrangements?
Caretakers provide their own accommodation such as a caravan, campervan, or motorhome. A complimentary powered campsite is provided – the campsite contains hot showers, washing facilities, flushing toilets, and a BBQ area. Volunteers will need to provide their own food, cooking materials, and sturdy footwear and clothing for variable weather and work tasks.
PWS will supply personal protective equipment, first aid kits and cleaning materials, tools and equipment, and visitor information resources. The PWS Visitor Centre and staff offices are a 5-minute walk from the campsite. Support from PWS is always available, and caretakers and staff enjoy the chance to collaborate and get to know each other during the placement.
This document contains all you’ll need to know about the position and how to apply. Applications are due in by August 8th.