news and events

09.07.14
Be part of the most comprehensive study into volunteering in Tasmania’s history!

We are excited to announce that the survey for the State of Volunteering in Tasmania Report 2014 is now LIVE! You can complete the survey by clicking on this link. This new research will take our current knowledge much further, and the results will provide a comprehensive view on the impact of the volunteer sector [...]

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02.07.14
The economic performance of charities blows business out of the water!

‘New ABS data confirms the not-for-profit sector now employs more than 1 million Australians, turns over more than $100 billion, and continues to outperform most other parts of the economy with above 8% growth,’says Community Council for Australia CEO, David Crosbie. Read more about this groundbreaking report here.

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Networking in action

19.06.14
July Masterclasses – Effective networking

Are you looking at meeting the right people, expanding your network, doing what others don’t? Join us and find out the best way to network effectively which will include branding, communication, how to gain new volunteers, future sustainability and much more. Click here for more information or to register.

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IAVE Logo

19.06.14
Have you registered for IAVE 2014 yet?

23rd IAVE World Volunteer Conference & Youth Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, 15-20 September 2014 More than 1,000 delegates will converge on the Gold Coast in 2014 for the 23rd International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) World Volunteer Conference and Youth Forum. The theme of what will be IAVE’s 23rd World Conference is “Volunteering, Today’s Imperative”. [...]

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Networking in action

19.06.14
Masterclass – Effective networking


Hobart, Launceston, Latrobe

Are you looking at meeting the right people, expanding your network, doing what others don’t? Why not join us and find out the best way to network effectively which will include branding, communication, how to gain new volunteers, future sustainability and much more. LATROBE Morning Tea Sponsored by Museums Australia Tasmania Branch. Morning tea and [...]

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Celebratory lawn bowls! Image courtesy of the Archdiocese of Hobart

22.05.14
Tasmania Celebrates the Power of Volunteering

National Volunteer Week ran from May 12-17. Events were held throughout the state, with several local organisations conducting morning teas and ceremonies to celebrate and thank their many volunteers. Volunteering Tasmania (VT), ran three official events, beginning with the launch in Burnie on Monday 12 May. The event was well attended, with around 75 volunteers [...]

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Volunteering in Tasmania workshop in Evandale

20.05.14
Volunteering in Tasmania Workshop

On Friday 16 May, Volunteering Tasmania joined the Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier, Guy Barnett MP, in hosting a workshop about volunteering in Tasmania. The Premier of Tasmania, the Hon Will Hodgman, attended as a special guest. Attendees discussed issues facing them and the broader volunteering community. Volunteering Tasmania is delighted that the community has [...]

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16.05.14
2014 Economic Value of Volunteering in Tasmania report

On 12 May 2014, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier, Guy Barnett MP, released the 2014 Economic Value of Volunteering in Tasmania report as part of the launch of National Volunteer Week. The report was commissioned by the Department of Premier and Cabinet to research and analyse the economic value of volunteering in Tasmania using a [...]

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Adrienne Picone, CEO

14.05.14
Abundant Contribution – a new blog by Adrienne Picone

Volunteering Tasmania CEO, Adrienne Picone, recently launched her new blog, Abundant Contribution. So far, Adrienne has written pieces titled: National Volunteer Week – Celebrate the power of volunteering; A donation of time should be a volunteer’s only expense; ‘It is in giving that we receive’ – Three ways to make volunteering work for you; and [...]

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14.05.14
Tasmania leads landmark review of volunteering in Australia

Volunteering Tasmania is set to lead the nation in a landmark review to redefine what it means to be a volunteer in today’s modern and fast-paced society. Volunteering Australia CEO Brett Williamson said National Volunteer Week turned 25 this year, celebrating the power of volunteering. “It is a landmark year, so we are taking landmark action, kicking [...]

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