Tasmania attracts over 4,000 visitors who come here solely for the purpose of volunteering

We think that better understanding the phenomenon of ‘voluntourism’ could be really exciting.

If you are an organisation that involves volunteer-tourists we’d love to chat with you about your work. Contact Courtney on (03) 6231 5550 or courtneyw@volunteeringtas.org.au if you would like to be involved in this project.

Tasmania attracts over 4,000 visitors who come here solely for the purpose of volunteering 2016-03-30T23:59:24+00:00

National Volunteer Week 2016 is soon approaching!

Give Happy Live Happy logo

With the theme Give Happy, Live Happy, introduced in 2015, we continue in 2016 to celebrate and explore the research that shows volunteers live happier and healthier lives.

The Give Happy, Live Happy web portal has everything you need to celebrate volunteering including merchandise available for preorder and downloadable resources all aimed at acknowledging the hard work of volunteers and to encourage others to volunteer, so they too can Give Happy, Live Happy.

Are you interested in a representative of Volunteering Tasmania attending your NVW celebrations? Get in touch.

National Volunteer Week 2016 is soon approaching! 2017-09-25T11:01:00+00:00

Our submission to the Federal Government Inquiry into broadcasting, online content and live production to rural and regional Australia.

Volunteering Tasmania was recently invited to comment on the Federal Government Inquiry into broadcasting, online content and live production to rural and regional Australia.

Volunteering is ingrained in our arts industry – local Repertory Theatre and art galleries, through to our many festival and events.

We have recommended that the Committee give consideration to the needs of volunteer management and coordination in the arts industry. Commitment to this practice is vital for continued growth of this sector in Tasmania. We know that without support for the volunteers, many Volunteer Involving Organisations in this sector would not be able to sustain their work.

Read our submission here.

Our submission to the Federal Government Inquiry into broadcasting, online content and live production to rural and regional Australia. 2016-03-29T05:10:05+00:00

Would you like to win a free Volunteering Tasmania Annual Membership*? All we need is your feedback and you’ll go in the running…

Please click here to complete a short survey about the benefits we offer to our Members

You don’t need to be a current Member to participate – we are interested in everyone’s opinions.

Remember to include your details on the last page to be entered in the draw* – we can’t give you a prize if we don’t know who you are!

Thank you, and good luck!

*TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  1. Free Membership for the 2016-17 financial year, up to the value of $440 inc GST
  2. The normal Membership application process still applies, including approval of your application by The Board of Volunteering Tasmania Inc.
  3. The winner will be drawn 31 March 2016 using www.random.org and will be notified as soon as possible by the contact details provided by them in the survey.
  4. In the event that the winner cannot be contacted with 14 days, another draw will be conducted using the same process.
  5. In the event that the winner is not eligible for Membership, or is not approved by The Board of Volunteering Tasmania Inc, another draw will be conducted using the same process.
  6. This draw is not in any way endorsed or related to any other organsiation, including (but not limited to) social media platforms Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
Would you like to win a free Volunteering Tasmania Annual Membership*? All we need is your feedback and you’ll go in the running… 2016-03-16T03:03:58+00:00

Our Submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Future of Australia’s Aged Care Sector Workforce

We have recently provided comment to the Senate Inquiry into the Future of Australia’s Aged Care Sector Workforce.

Volunteering plays a significant role in the aged care sector. However, we are  concerned that the Senate Inquiry has not referenced its importance within aged care. It is crucial that volunteering be at the forefront of any discussion about the challenges in the aged care sector.

Organisations will need to give equal consideration to planning and managing their volunteer workforce. We know this will be particularly important for Tasmania given its rapidly ageing population. The challenges facing the volunteer workforce in this sector must not be overlooked.

Read the submission here.

Our Submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Future of Australia’s Aged Care Sector Workforce 2016-03-15T00:56:32+00:00