Media 2017-12-22T12:52:48+00:00

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You’ll find Media Releases and Media Alerts from the past 12 months on the right hand side of this webpage.

For older releases, summaries of our research publications, and examples our policy and advocacy work, please see our Publications page.

Media Releases

Media Release 21 Dec 2017 – Funding Commitment Eases Pressure

Media Release 12 Dec 2017 – Corporate Volunteering Research Report released

Media Release 5 Nov 2017 – International Volunteer Managers Day-It’s not about the title

Media Release 3 Nov 2017 – Launch of 2018 Southern Cross Television Tasmanian Volunteering Awards

Media Release 5 Sept 2017 – Volunteering – Retire with Purpose

Media Release 11 Aug 2017 – Funding for volunteers is not a priority

Media Release 21 July 2017 – Symposium Spotlights Volunteer Safety

Media Release 8 May 2017 – Winners Announced for Tasmanian Volunteering Awards

Media Release 7 May 2017 – Tasmanian Government commits funding for disaster recovery volunteering

Media Release 14 Mar 2017 – National Volunteer Advocacy Campaign to ramp up

Media Release 17 Feb 2017 – Motion against $7.4 million Federal funding cut to volunteer support services offers hope

Media Release 10 Feb 2017 – Volunteering Tasmania to lobby against Federal Budget Cuts to Volunteering Support Services

Media Release 18 Jan 2017 – The 2017 Southern Cross Television Tasmanian Volunteering Awards – Nominations Now Open

Media Release 21 Dec 2016 – Volunteering Tasmania announces new CEO

Media Release 5 Dec 2016 – Launch of the Southern Cross Television 2017 Tasmanian Volunteering Awards

Media Release 4 May 2016 – 12 million cut an affront to volunteers

Media Release 12 April 2016 – Finalists for the Tasmanian Volunteering Awards

Media Release 6 April 2016 – Volunteering Tasmania CEO presents ground-breaking research on the national stage

Media Release 24 Feb 2016 – Tasmanian Volunteering Awards 2016

Media Release 27 January 2016 – New service invites volunteers to register

Media Release 22 Jan 2016- Government responds to Senate Inquiry into botched DSS funding process

Media Release 5 November 2015 – New calculator for managers of volunteers – MR-013-15a.pdf

Media Release 18 September 2015 – Opportunity for the Federal Government to reconnect with NFP sector

Media Release – 30 July 2015 – New definition of volunteering released

Media Release 1 July – ABS data points to a decline in volunteering

Media Release 13 May – Volunteering Tasmania receives state funding and Peak body status

Media Release 11 May – Lets make Tasmania the happiest place on earth

Media Release 22 April 2015 – Volunteering Tasmania CEO speaks at Senate enquiry into DSS Grants process – questions why funding has been reallocated to a QLD group instead of Tasmanias Peak body- MR-008 -15a.pdf

Media release 13 April 2015 – Young people share moving stories of kindness through imagery

Statement from the CEO regarding DSS funding 20 March 2015.pdf

Media Release 18 March 2015 – Volunteering organisations tied up in DSS grants process and facing an uncertain future
Letter to the Editor – Response to Eric Abetz opinion piece about Work for the dole

Media release 10 March 2015 – Volunteering Tasmania and UTAS to challenge the ‘me generation’ myth

Media release 27 February 2015 – What is volunteering?