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Join, Learn, Be Ready

Today is the launch of the Learn, Join, Be Ready campaign. The project is a joint effort of Ambulance Tasmania, the Tasmania Fire Service, the State Emergency Service, the Australian Red Cross, Surf Life Saving Tasmania, St John Ambulance and Volunteering Tasmania. The campaign seeks to counteract the growing tendency for members of the [...]

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How to turn your organisation into a volunteer magnet

For the past decade, Andy Fryar has been involved in a tri-continental project which has helped to identify six key qualities that all successful volunteer programs have in common. Join Andy as he explains these qualities and what they mean for you and the volunteer program that you lead. Find out more and register here.

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Special General Meeting

Volunteering Tasmania is calling a Special General Meeting on Friday 12th December at 4.30pm  to make changes to the Constitution. Members are invited to attend. Details are attached below – please RSVP to  

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Have your say about the National Standards for Involving Volunteers in Not for Profit Organisations

The National Standards for Involving Volunteers in Not for Profit Organisations (the National Standards) are being revised, along with the accompanying support materials. This project started in 2009 when Volunteering Australia undertook Phase 1 and published the findings of the initial consultation in June 2009. In 2014, the National Standards Working Group (composed of representatives [...]

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Abolition of the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission

Last week, Volunteering Tasmania CEO Adrienne Picone wrote to a number of Senators and Ministers regarding the Abolition of the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission. You can read an example of Adrienne’s letter below.

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IAVE 2014 Opening Address

Keen to see the opening address from IAVE 2014? Check it out here: IAVE2014 Opening Keynote by The Hon. Michael D. Kirby AC CMG  

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Teresa is greeted on the Gold Coast by a volunteer

A word from Teresa, one of our IAVE Scholarship winners

International Association for Volunteer Effort 23rd World Volunteer Conference Gold Coast, Queensland, 17-20 September 2014 Volunteering – Today’s Imperative My name is Teresa Grabek, and I was one of the successful scholarship recipients to attend the 23rd World Volunteer Conference. I would like to express my gratitude to Volunteering Tasmania and Volunteering Australia for this [...]

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Annual Report now available

Thanks to our members and networks for your support over the last year. We are looking forward to 2014/15. Take a look at our achievements in the 2013/14 Annual Report. You can view the publication online here: Volunteering Tasmania Annual Report 2013/14 Alternatively, you can download the PDF below, as well as the Financial Report.  

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Grant win allows Volunteering Tasmania to implement new emergency volunteering database

This morning, we learned that Volunteering Tasmania was successful in our application for a grant to implement the CREW system for management of spontaneous emergency volunteers across Tasmania. By implementing the CREW database and working in partnership with the State Emergency Services, we can ensure that deployment of volunteers in cases of disaster and emergency [...]

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New Definition for Volunteering?

“The volunteering sector must review, and possibly change, its definition of the word volunteering or risk being left behind by the wider Australian community, the sectors’ peak body has said. Speaking at the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) World Conference in the Gold Coast recently, Volunteering Tasmania’s Claire Ellis said a review of the [...]

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