Volunteering at the AAF

How to get involved

Would you like to help us celebrate the Antarctic community in Tasmania?  Are you interested in Australia’s scientific program in the Southern Ocean?  Do you have an Antarctic connection yourself?  Do you enjoy working with enthusiastic people for a good cause?  We’d like to hear from you!

The Australian Antarctic Festival (AAF) has a brilliant program of exhibitions, activities, tours and lectures, almost all of it entirely free to the public.  When we do ask for contributions, it’s to support the work of the Mawson’s Huts Foundation, caretakers of one of Australia’s most isolated and unusual possessions:  the original 1912 expedition huts at Cape Denison in East Antarctica.

We’ve got all sorts of roles to fill:  tour guides, safety marshals, information staff and lots more.  You’ll meet old Antarctic hands and current expeditioners, young scientists and program leaders.  You’ll get aboard the Aurora Australis icebreaker and into the Australian Antarctic Exhibition in Princes Wharf One, view the exhibitions and enjoy a great Volunteer’s Barbecue after the show.

Interested?  Just pop your contact details into our Volunteers Registration page and we’ll be in contact shortly to discuss what you would like to do.

Update 15th July. Thanks to all those who have offered to assist. At present we specifically require:

  • Safety Marshalls
  • Tour Guides (Public)
  • Tour Guides (Schools)

If you can help in these roles, we’d like to hear from you asap. Please click below and follow the prompts.

Update 21st July.

Thanks again to all who have volunteered.

We now only need Safety Marshalls for Thursday 8th and Friday 9th September.

If you can assist with this important role and are available on these days, please register below.

For further information please call Kelvin Aldred on 0412 108 994 or the office on 03 6223 3375.

Update 25th July

Volunteer positions are now all filled – thanks to all who have offered to assist.

Register here