Bush Fire Awareness – How Prepared Are You?

Most Tasmanians will have heard of ‘Black Tuesday’, 7 February 1967, which saw the most deadly bushfires that Tasmania has ever experienced. Sixty-four people died, nine hundred injured, sixty-four thousand farm animals lost and over […]

FAREWELL AND FORWARD – Adrienne’s thoughts on the future of Volunteerism in Tasmania

In 2009 Volunteering Tasmania talked about successful volunteering as being like a ‘three legged stool’: willing volunteers, meaningful roles, and effective leadership. Today, I would add a fourth essential leg: the need for a credible, […]

Volunteering Tasmania announces new CEO

The Board of Volunteering Tasmania is pleased to announce the appointment of a new CEO in January 2017, to replace Adrienne Picone who is relocating to Canberra to take up the helm as the CEO for […]

Community Sector peak bodies submit joint Treasury document

The Tasmanian community sector is a significant industry and employer within the Tasmanian economy, employing approximately 10,000 people.  The output of the health care and social assistance sector now represents almost 9% of Tasmania’s gross […]

Volunteering Tasmania’s Impact on Census Findings

Volunteering Tasmania (VT) made a submission to the Senate Economics Reference Committee during their inquiry into the administration and management of the 2016 Census. With the release of the findings, VT is pleased to see […]