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11.09.14
The Volunteering Tasmania Roundtables

How can we work together to promote effective volunteering and stronger communities? Have your say! Join us for a conversation in your town to explore all things volunteering. Over the next month, staff from Volunteering Tasmania will be travelling around the state to meet with volunteers and managers of volunteers and discuss the state of [...]

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11.09.14
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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28.08.14
Exposure Draft of Purchasing Arrangements for Employment Services

Volunteering Tasmania, along with other State-Territory peaks, provided comments on the Exposure Draft of Purchasing Arrangements for Employment Services. The response from Volunteering Australia linked to below highlights some initial concerns from the volunteering sector. All Volunteer peaks, including Volunteering Tasmania are committed to working constructively with government as changes unfold to provide a system [...]

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27.08.14
Working with Children Registrations

Volunteering Tasmania have been advocating to reduce the financial impact on volunteer involving organisations since these changes were announced. We are pleased to see in the media release from Minister for Justice Vanessa Goodwin that our comments on behalf of the sector have been taken into account. Vanessa Goodwin, Minister for Justice, released this media [...]

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26.08.14
Volunteering Tasmania Annual General Meeting 2014

Volunteering Tasmania Members: Volunteering Tasmania’s Annual General Meeting will be held this year on Friday 26th September at 10.30am in the Hobart office, 95-97 Campbell Street, Hobart.  Please find the AGM notice below. Please RSVP by emailing admin@volunteeringtas.org.au by 12 September or send in your proxy forms (also accessible from the link below) if you are [...]

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20.08.14
IAVE Scholarship winners announced!

We would like to congratulate the following scholarship winners who will be attending the IAVE Conference (either the Youth Conference or the World Conference) on the Gold Coast in September. These people will be representing Tasmania: Teresa Grabek from the Polish Welfare Office Denise Rodrigues from the Cancer Council Tegan Pearce from YNOT Anna von [...]

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07.08.14
Aged 16-30? Could you be an IAVE Youth Conference 2014 scholarship winner?

We have two registration scholarships up for grabs for the 23rd IAVE Youth Conference on the Gold Coast (September 15 – 17, 2014). Registration is worth $634 per person! The conference: The program will focus on volunteering in the digital age. Workshop topics will address: Disaster and Emergency Management New Age Technologies Volunteering and Employment [...]

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07.08.14
WIN a scholarship to IAVE 2014!

We are pleased to announce that we are offering four registration scholarships to the 23rd IAVE World Volunteer Conference on the Gold Coast in Queensland from September 17 – 20, 2014. Registration to the conference is worth $950 per person. This includes: Entry to all official conference sessions Daily catering (morning tea, lunch & afternoon [...]

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31.07.14
The Tasmanian Aged Care Awards are now open!

Check out the application form for more information. Categories which may be of particular interest to you are: Volunteer Contribution Category  - recognises an individual who exemplifies the tireless generosity of volunteers in caring and supporting older people and their carers. Can Do Community Category – recognises the achievements of local community groups in embracing [...]

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29.07.14
Board nominations open

Nomination for election as a Director is open to persons who are registered members of Volunteering Tasmania (VT). The Board of VT provides strategic guidance and governance to the organisation. The current board and director terms are: Michelle Ewington (Chair)   Expires Sept 2016 Chris Bennett    Expires Sept 2016 Claire Horner    Expires Sept 2014 Rebecca [...]

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