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Announcing the finalists for the Tasmanian Volunteering Awards 2016

 

Tasmanian Volunteering Awards 2016 Finalists (in alphabetical order) are:
Hydro Tasmania Excellence Award (for managers of volunteers)

Barbara Davis (Corumbene)
Sherralyn Jackson (Hobart City Mission)
Jenny Owen (Launceston Tramway Museum)

Lyden Builders Arts & Heritage Award

Maree Brodzinski (Devonport Choral Society)
Waqas […]

April 6th, 2016|

Tasmania attracts over 4,000 visitors who come here solely for the purpose of volunteering

We think that better understanding the phenomenon of ‘voluntourism’ could be really exciting.

If you are an organisation that involves volunteer-tourists we’d love to chat with you about your work. Contact Courtney on (03) 6231 5550 […]

March 30th, 2016|

National Volunteer Week 2016 is soon approaching!

With the theme Give Happy, Live Happy, introduced in 2015, we continue in 2016 to celebrate and explore the research that shows volunteers live happier and healthier lives.

The Give Happy, Live Happy web portal has everything […]

March 30th, 2016|

Our submission to the Federal Government Inquiry into broadcasting, online content and live production to rural and regional Australia.

Volunteering Tasmania was recently invited to comment on the Federal Government Inquiry into broadcasting, online content and live production to rural and regional Australia.

Volunteering is ingrained in our arts industry – local Repertory Theatre and […]

March 29th, 2016|

Would you like to win a free Volunteering Tasmania Annual Membership*? All we need is your feedback and you’ll go in the running…

Please click here to complete a short survey about the benefits we offer to our Members

You don’t need to be a current Member to participate – we are interested in everyone’s opinions.

Remember to include your […]

March 16th, 2016|

Our Submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Future of Australia’s Aged Care Sector Workforce

We have recently provided comment to the Senate Inquiry into the Future of Australia’s Aged Care Sector Workforce.

Volunteering plays a significant role in the aged care sector. However, we are  concerned that the Senate Inquiry […]

March 15th, 2016|

New service invites volunteers to register 27 January 2016 – For immediate release

As fires continue to burn across the state, Volunteering Tasmania (VT) has launched a new volunteer management service for local communities.

Emergency Volunteering CREW (Community Response to Extreme Weather) recognises the community goodwill that follows a […]

January 27th, 2016|

Volunteering Tasmania Offices closed this coming Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th January

We apologise for any inconvenience. Feel free to email admin@volunteeringtas.org.au and we will respond on our return. We open again at 9am Wednesday 27th January.

January 22nd, 2016|

Government responds to Senate Inquiry into botched DSS funding process

The Federal Government has responded Senate Inquiry findings that their 2014/15 Department of Social Services (DSS) tendering process was destructive, and resulted in a reduction of funding to the sector by $270 million, and a […]

January 22nd, 2016|

EV CREW is ready to go

Familiarisation sessions were held around the state on 14 and 15 December, to introduce the Emergency Volunteering CREW system to Tasmanian NGOs, emergency services, and other government authorities.
December 18th, 2015|