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.

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. 

For more information, please contact us 1300 79 49 29 or enquiry@frasercoast.qld.gov.au to register your interest.

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) 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

The Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre has now taken over Christmas Picnic In the Park, Council is no longer involved in the organisation of this event. 

Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre - Christian Berechree - Operations Manager 

Phone: 4194 3000 - Email: opsmanager@hbnc.com.au 

please contact the Neighbourhood Centre directly for more information regarding attending or if you would like to volunteer.

Adoption Centre 

NOT AVAILABLE - The Hervey Bay Adoption Centre is unable to accept applications for volunteering at this time.
Expressions of Interest will be posted here if volunteering for this location becomes available in the future.

Fraser Coast Cultural Centre Program 

NOT AVAILABLE - Due to on-going building maintenance the Fraser Coast Cultural Centre, Discovery Sphere or the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery are unable to offer volunteering at this time.