Volunteering with Hobart City Mission

Are you looking for a way to give back to the community? Or perhaps you are looking to up-skill and make new friends?

Join the Hobart City Mission family and help your local community by volunteering in one of many diverse, and rewarding roles.

Interested in working in a retail assistant role, or perhaps events and fundraising is more your thing?

Whether you find a role at of our Op Shops, or assisting to distribute Christmas presents to those doing it tough, volunteering with us is a rewarding and valuable way to make a contribution to your community.

We provide training, support and recognition along the way!

So, if this sound like you,  view the vacant volunteer positions below, or get in touch with us to discuss your set of skills and we’ll match you to a role that suits.

Love what you do!


Retail Vacancies:

Sorting Warehouse:

Monday to Friday: Half day manchester (4 hrs minimum)

Tuesdays: 8.30am to 4.30pm – Sorting clothes or sorting bric-a-brac

Wednesdays: 8.30am to 4.30pm – Sorting bric-a-brac

Thursdays: 8.30am to 4.30pm – Sorting clothes

** Manchester: sorting towels, bedding, covers pillows, blankets etc.

** Bric-a-brac: Sorting household goods.


Moonah Clothing:

Thursdays: 1.00pm to 5.00pm


Partridge Nest:

Saturdays: 9.00am to 1.00pm (fortnightly)



Tuesdays: 9.00am to 1.00pm & 1.00pm to 5.00pm

Fridays: 9.00am to 5.00pm

Saturdays: 9.00am to 4.00pm


Tuesdays: 9.00am to 1.00pm

Wednesdays: 1.00pm to 5.00pm

Thursdays: 9.00am to 5.00pm



Tuesdays: 9.00am to 1.00pm

Thursdays: 9.00am to 5.00pm

Saturdays: 9.00am to 4.00pm



Wednesdays: 9.30am to 4.00pm

Fridays: 9.30am to 1.00pm

Saturdays: 1.00pm to 4.00pm 



Mondays: 1.00pm to 5.00pm

Tuesdays: 1.00pm to 5.00pm

Other Volunteer Vacancies

Reception Volunteer – Location Moonah

Tuesdays : 8.30am to 1.00pm

Thursdays: 8.30am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm

Selection Criteria:

·         Demonstrate at least 2 – 3 years’ experience in reception, customer service and/or office management

·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

·         Experience with use of Microsoft Office suite of products

·         Good understanding of database management and record keeping

·         Demonstrated ability to show initiative and solve problems

Please send the following documents to apply:

          Current resume

          One page document addressing the selection criteria

Only short listed applicants will be contacted. 



Small Steps Community Cooking Volunteer:

Tuesdays: 4.30pm to 7.00pm Fortnightly

These volunteers would mentor and guide residents to cook a meal once a fortnight. They would need to be available 1 day a week, preferably Tuesdays but could be flexible. 

Click below and complete our registration form to join our HCM Family today!

PLEASE NOTE: We try to check these registrations as frequently as possible, but are sometimes only able to check once a week.

Please don’t panic if you do not hear from us immediately, we will get back to you!

Alternatively you can call 6215 4200 or email volunteering@hobartcitymission.org.au 

Here are some of the ways that you can be involved at Hobart City Mission:

Op Shop Volunteer

 “The best part about volunteering is getting out in the truck meeting people” – Brian

City Mission Op Shops

The aim of our retail operation is to generate funds from the sale of donated goods through our City Mission Op Shops and Furniture Warehouse. These funds help HCM provide services in Southern Tasmania by assisting to improve the life of vulnerable members of our community.

Volunteers who work in our Op Shops make a real difference by creating a sense of community in each shop.

There are many roles available for volunteers in our eight Op Shop locations, that involve a mix of tasks such as:

  • Customer Service
  • Product processing and handling
  • Money handling
  • Transport driving and offsiding
  • Lifting of furniture
  • Answering of phone calls
  • Pricing of products


Hobart City Mission runs a series of events throughout the year to raise funds for various community programs, as well as to create awareness of the organisation and to connect with the community. We value the help of volunteers to make these events a success. Volunteering for events is on an on-call/casual basis – we will contact you when opportunities arise.

There are various events HCM runs/participates in that may require the assistance of volunteers, including:

  • The Great Southern Pram Push (March)
  • Festival of Voices (July)
  • Christmas Assistance Program(December)
  • Community Group Events (throughout the year)
  • Sausage Sizzles (throughout the year)

These roles may involve a mix of the following responsibilities:

  • Community engagement
  • Supervision of stalls
  • Sorting of donations
  • Distribution of donations
  • Cooking of sausage sizzles
Volunteers at Pram Push


Everyone has been so welcoming and friendly, it’s been a positive experience for me – thank you!” – Jacqui

Small Steps

I volunteer with Small Steps and appreciate what a great program this is for young mums. I am pleased to be able to help in a small way to make it happen” – Mary

Small Steps

Small Steps is a program that supports young mums and their infants who permanently reside on Hobart City Mission premises in independent living units. Small Steps aims to provide safe and secure accommodation, as well as parenting support and opportunities to gain life skills. Residents are able to stay for up to two years, with support to transition into the community.

Volunteers can assist in providing support and guidance to the mums.

There are many roles available for volunteers at Small Steps, including:

Click here to find out more about Small Steps.

Hobart City Mission