Become a Volunteer

COTA Tasmania has an active volunteer program with many interesting and diverse roles available to volunteers.

The volunteer program enables members to take an active part in their organisation and assist with its continued development.

Our program is designed to have a dual role.  It seeks to use the talents, combined experience and skills of our membership base while providing opportunities for volunteers to engage in tasks where they can develop new or existing skills and actively contribute to their organisation.

All volunteers are provided with a comprehensive orientation program and training is provided on the specific program or area of work.

We pay out of pocket expenses and provide full insurance cover for all volunteers.

To register your interest in becoming a COTA Tasmania volunteer, click here.

Become a Digital Tutor volunteer

COTA is looking for volunteers to teach older Tasmanians how to use digital devices and get online. We will link volunteers to community organisations across Tasmania that are part of the BeConnected Network, a national program supporting older people to learn digital skills.

Volunteers do not need to be digital experts. They just need to know how to use a digital device, whether a smart phone, laptop or tablet, and be able to confidently and patiently support someone to learn new skills that help them to use technology and online programs such as email and Skype. BeConnected can support you with learning material to help you to teach others as well.

Tasmanians over 65 years have some of the poorest digital literacy skills in Australia, but getting online is becoming increasingly important as more and more services and businesses move online. Being online also helps people to stay in touch with family and friends, learn new skills and find information.

If you are interested, contact Ros at COTA on 6231 3265 or [email protected] for more information about what would be involved, such as Police check requirements and what skills may be useful. You can also visit the Volunteering Tasmania ‘Find a Role’ site at www.volunteeringtas.org.au/for-volunteers/find-a-role/ to search for a Digital Tutor position in your area. COTA will then link you to a community organisation, who will contact you and organise when you will start.

Current volunteer positions:

Devonport Community House, 10 Morris Avenue, Devonport, 7310

George Town Neighbourhood House, 187 Agnes Street, George Town, 7253

St Helens Neighbourhood House, 25 Circassian Street, St Helens, 7216

Westbury Health Centre, 89 Meander Valley Road, Westbury, 7303