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Missed out on a subsidised placement for the Cert IV Volunteer Program Coordination Training?

Fear not, we are organising additional masterclasses for you. VT Masterclasses are for anyone (including volunteers) who manages, supervises or leads volunteers on a day–to–day basis.

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Volunteering Australia announces powerful theme for NVW2014

Volunteering Australia (VA) today announced the theme for the 25th anniversary year of National Volunteer Week (12 – 18 May) – a theme that points to the power of volunteers and volunteering in Australia.

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NVW 2014: Lapel Pins Now on Sale!

Volunteering Tasmania is pleased to announce the availability of the National Volunteer Week (NVW) 2014 lapel pins for purchase.

The pins are available at a cost of $1.50 each (including GST) plus postage and are being sold in packs of 10 as a minimum.

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We’re looking for a Communications Officer

As the peak body for volunteering in Tasmania VT is creating environment that promotes and sustains effective volunteerism. We are searching for a digital native with excellent communication skills to help shape the voice of VT. Our Communications Officer will have exceptional writing and interpersonal skills and a demonstrable work ethic.

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Volunteers in Aged Care workshop

You are invited to join us for this full day workshop covering the critical aspects of managing volunteers within the aged care and services sector. You will have the opportunity to discuss the volunteer issues and trends that affect your workplace and develop a targeted action plan for improvement.

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Happy International Volunteer Day!

With Tasmania’s volunteering population set to age dramatically over the next 38 years, the focus of this year’s International Volunteer Day was firmly placed on the contribution of young volunteers acting as agents of change in communities. Here are some photos from the Government House reception.

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New look and new approach for the new year!

We are very excited to announce a whole new approach to the way we provide products and services in 2014. This year we are focusing on five key areas that were identified through our network and represent those trends and challenges that impact both volunteers and managers of volunteers on a daily basis.

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Lessons in Leadership Conference Wrap-up

We celebrated our 20th birthday by welcoming some of the best trainers, speakers and mentors in volunteer management and leadership to our Lessons in Leadership conference. The conference was held from 29 –30 October at the Tramsheds in Launceston – the city where Volunteering Tasmania began over twenty years ago.

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Introducing our new ambassador, Louise Yaxley-Padgett

We are so pleased to announce that former Australian cycling champion, Louise Yaxley-Padgett will now be representing VT and helping us to promote volunteering. With a known passion for community engagement and community spirit, Louise will assist us with raising the profile of the important role that volunteering plays within our communities. In this article Louise tells us how the famous road accident of 2005 changed her life ‘in a split-second’, and lead her to value the importance of making every moment count and, of course, ‘doing what you love’!

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Memorable volunteer moments!

Recently we asked you for your ‘most memorable’ volunteer moment. Here are the results (may take a few seconds to load).

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