We Do – Celebrating volunteering in the Clarence Community

Share your story to show how, together, we are making Clarence a better place.

We Do is about highlighting what we do together as volunteers in our community – as a community group, as a family, with friends, or a bunch of like-minded people. It could be cleaning up our environment, helping out at a school or sporting group, cooking meals for others, being part of a support group or running an event that brings people together. All of these things make a healthier, more caring and vibrant Clarence. We Do is a way to celebrate the stories of people in our community and show the many ways we make a positive contribution – big or small.

Stories will be published on the Live Clarence website and posted on the Live Clarence Facebook page and Instagram account.

Share your story

To share your story fill out the; We Do Form and send both the form and the photos to the liveclarence@ccc.tas.gov.au or complete the online form below.

We Do Online Form

To share your story please complete the section below and attach a photo (a clear photo of your group in action). Note: by submitting this story and photo you give permission for this content to be used for promotional purposes by Live Clarence and Clarence City Council. Photos and stories featuring people other than you must have the approval of these people for use by Live Clarence and Clarence City Council.
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    Local stories

    The Boyett Family's Derwent River Clean Ups
    Our family love the Derwent River. We feel if you love something, you should look after it. 
    About once every month we pack our gumboots, gloves and buckets into the car and head down to the Anzac Park foreshore to do a clean up. Well,  its really more like a treasure hunt - its heaps of fun!
    Our buckets get filled with broken glass and all sorts of random rubbish the river has washed up onto the sand.
    The amount of broken glass we find each time -  is amazing!
    At home, we wash and sort the broken glass, we love the different colours we find. 
    After we’ve done a glass hunt, we spend a bit of time with the river, just listening and enjoying it’s sound.
    We reckon it sings a better after the rubbish is gone!
    Eastern Shore Meals on Wheels
    Last financial year, Eastern Shore Meals on Wheels delivered 200,000 meals to people in their homes. A loyal team of volunteers deliver main meals, desserts, soups and sandwiches five days a week.
    This allows many elderly people to delay moving to residential care facilities and stay in familiar environments and comfort of their own homes for much longer than they would otherwise. This has great benefits for the individuals utilising the service, but also for the greater community as well.
    The Eastern Shore Meals on Wheels group celebrated their 40th anniversary last year, and some volunteers have been delivering meals since the start. Many have been volunteering for 10 years or more.
    As some volunteers’ age, and their bodies are no long able even though their minds are willing, the group are looking for more volunteers to join the team. As many of the regular volunteers head away on holiday during Tasmania's colder months, volunteer numbers become especially light on during winter. New volunteers receive training, and a petrol allowance if required. Volunteers can be involved as frequently as once a week or more- or as little as one day a month.
    All are welcome to get involved in this valuable community service. Contact Meals on Wheels Tasmania by calling 1800 696 325.
    Plasticwise Eastside, Bellerive

    We are Plasticwise Eastside. Our organisation is a non-profit community group that runs projects to reduce the amount of plastic going to landfill and oceans. A key component of this has been regular sewing bees where we use recycled material to make unique reusable bags that can be used as an alternative to plastic bags. We are constantly looking to grow our group of volunteers so we can spread the impact of our work further. Our sewing bees happen monthly and people who are both sewers and non-sewers are involved. We find it wonderful to meet with like-minded people while we make a difference to one of the key issues of our time. We also get to indulge in yummy plastic free snacks!
    Our next two sewing bees are on April 11th and 16th May at 1 Scott Street Bellerive from 6.00 -8.30pm.
    Follow us at Plasticwise Eastside on Facebook or contact us via email: plasticwiseeastside@gmail.com
    Clarence Christmas Brunch Team

    Led by the Salvation Army, and in partnership with Council and community volunteers, this group have met together for the past few months to put together a special Christmas meal for people in the community who may be keen to connect with new friends on Christmas Day. The group have been meeting, sourcing donations, planning menus and activities, and rounding up helpers, knowing that Christmas can be a time when some people can feel a bit low or isolated. Last year’s volunteers worked hard to provide a day that was very special, with many saying it was their “best Christmas ever.” Putting a smile on people’s faces this Christmas will make it all worthwhile for this group of helpers!
    Soul Kitchen, Clarendon Vale

    Starting around fifteen months ago, Soul Kitchen provides the community with a safe and sheltered place to eat. The kitchen is run by a group of local volunteers from the Abundant Life Church Men’s Group and the Clarendon Vale Neighbourhood Centre who enjoy helping people and providing support and love to the community. The volunteers work together to provide a free meal once a week on a Tuesday from 5.30-7pm at the Clarendon Vale Neighbourhood Centre, making a space to socialise, eat food and find out more about the community. Would you like to join the team? Volunteers are always greatly appreciated and welcome - just turn up on the day and they’ll find a job for you.