Haven Volunteer

Volunteer WITH Your Little Ones in Hobart and Launceston CBD's

Most Family Friendly Locations

Our volunteers will love the rhythm of volunteering at The Haven adds to their weekly schedule. All may bring along their babies or young children for a play while they show hospitality in a warm, bright, family-friendly environment to Tasmania's families.

What is required?

  • Membership with Child Health Association Tasmania. $10 for the financial year.

  • Working with Children volunteer check. The $17.76 fee will be reimbursed by CHAT.

What is involved?

  • Opening up at 9:30am in the morning

  • Setting up our Welcome Desk

  • Ensuring the environment is welcoming

  • Enabling visiting families to look after the space themselves (you're not the maid)

  • Answering questions about the space's amenities (kitchen, Parent Resource Library, toilets and changing room)

  • Chatting to visitors

  • Assisting any event organisers

  • Signing up new members

  • Locking up at 12:30pm

What shift options are available?
There are two shifts available each weekday.

  1. 9:30am-11:30am

  2. 10:30am - 12:30pm

These shifts make sure there is an overlap during the busiest hour of 10:30-11:30am. Better yet, grab a friend and volunteer TOGETHER. You take the first shift and she or he (yes, we have dad volunteers, too) takes the second shift overlapping for an hour between 10:30-11:30am.

Preference given to current volunteers who wish to re-apply for the next term.

What sort of commitment is expected?
Shifts are weekly at the same time and day each week. Volunteers can select their preferred day and time slot. For example: Mondays from 10:30am-12:30pm.


We ask that volunteers commit to a full school term. For example: 12 October - 17 December.

If I commit to volunteering, what's next?
Email your region's coordinator with your preferred days and times.



Lisa Rushton

e: src@chatas.com.au



Susannah Koch

e: nrc@chatas.com.au


Once your membership and Working with Children check has been verified, you will be assigned a regular weekly volunteer shift. You will also receive a personal volunteer orientation to the space.

If you are not already a member, SIGN UP TODAY for only $10 (FREE your first 12 months). This will cover you under our volunteers insurance as well as provide you will all the benefits of membership.



McDougall Building
9 Ellerslie Rd
Battery Point 7004


Postal address:
PO Box 689
North Hobart 7002



0428 221 886



Please note all our staff work part-time, so if you don't get a hold of us immediately, we will return your call or email as soon as possible

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