If you are interested in lending your time to become connected to your community, Council has many opportunities for residents to become involved in volunteer work.

Adoption Centre

The Hervey Bay Adoption Centre is always looking for enthusiastic people who are able to volunteer their time to assist with the duties of caring for the animals housed within the facility.

For more information on the Fraser Coast Adopton Centre

Community Environment Program

The Community Environment Program (CEP) provides opportunities for residents to actively participate in the 'on-ground' maintenance and management activities of bushland and open spaces in the Fraser Coast Regional Council area, as well as environmental awareness programs including events and education. 

If you would like to be involved in the program, please contact Tina Raveneau on 1300 79 49 29.

Fraser Coast Cultural Centre Program

Council is accepting applications for volunteers to join the Cultural Centre team.

Volunteers will be responsible for the tasks related to the general day to day running of the centre, ranging from customer service and engagement to specific duties relating to either the Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere or the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery.

Volunteers will be provided with essential training and uniforms, and will also be part of regular training updates and regional familiarisations.

Friends of the Cemetery

Friends of the Cemetery volunteers work together to preserve our local cemeteries’ heritage values.

Participants are involved in monument cleaning, top dressing, weeding, plot numbering graves and assisting with garden maintenance.  The Friends of the Cemetery group aim to meet once a month on a Wednesday and Saturday.

Volunteers are provided with tools and materials to undergo the work.  

If you would like to become a volunteer please complete a volunteer registration form (PDF,131kB) or for further information contact Margaret Wroe on 0429967078 or Cemeteries Supervisor on (07) 4190 5822.

Friends of the Brolga

Friends of the Brolga is a community-based group supporting the theatre.  Friends receive regular newsletters, discounted tickets to most shows, reserved seating and other special offers.

Friends can choose to volunteer their time at the theatre in various roles such as usher/doorkeeper in the auditorium, coffee or bar attendant, administration or assist with backstage projects.

Friends of the Fraser Coast Libraries

The Friends of the Libraries is a group of dedicated volunteers who value their library service and enjoy helping their community.

Being a Friend of the Fraser Coast Libraries means you will meet other like-minded book lovers, be kept up to date with what is happening in the libraries and involved in library events and activities.

Gatakers Artspace, Customs House and Bond Store Museum

If you are interested in lending a helping hand at Gatakers Artspace, Customs House or Bond Store Museum in Maryborough, please contact staff at Gatakers Artspace on (07) 4190 5723.

Picnic in the park

Once a year on Christmas Day, Council in partnership with the RSL and a community organising committee holds an annual picnic in Freedom Park, Pialba.

Please complete the Picnic in the Park form or contact Council on phone 1300 79 49 29 if you would like to volunteer.