Launch of ‘Stakeholder Survey’ for continuous improvement feedback

As the peak body for volunteering in Tasmania, our mission is to:

Create an environment which promotes and sustains effective volunteerism.

Our strategic plan is based around five key themes:

  1. Volunteer Engagement
  2. Volunteer Sector Development
  3. Policy and Advocacy
  4. Research
  5. Organisational Strength.

Each of these themes has a rationale and a list of outcomes to be achieved.  One of the outcomes listed under (5)  is to:

  • Apply Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) processes 

This means we need to make sure we always check what we are doing, to see if we could do it better.  To help with this, we regularly ask our stakeholders for their thoughts, opinions and experiences with Volunteering Tasmania.  This helps us find out how we have been doing, and also lets us ask you what is needed from us in the future.

Alison Lai, CEO of Volunteering Tasmania, would like to invite all stakeholders to complete this years’ annual Stakeholder Survey.

To make it as short as possible, the survey has been split into two:

  1. One for volunteers
  2. One for people who are employed by a Volunteer Involving Organisation

Please click on the survey link most suited to you. If you wear ‘two hats’ and you are a volunteer AND you work for a Volunteer Involving Organisation, we would be delighted if you completed both surveys.

Each survey is short, simple and can be completed anonymously if you wish.

As an added incentive, every survey that is completed in full before Friday, June 30 2017 will be entered into a prize draw for $100 gift voucher (one entry per person per survey and you’ll need to provide us with your contact details at the end of the survey so we can contact you if you win).  Every fully completed entry will be allocated a number, with the winner decided by a random number generator.  More details of the prize draw are available at the end of the survey.

Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey, your feedback is extremely valuable to us.

UPDATE:  Congratulations to Jason J. for being lucky respondent number 73 in our Stakeholder Survey Free Prize Draw, drawn on July 4, 2017.  Jason came into the Hobart office and collected a Visa Card $100 gift voucher.

Launch of ‘Stakeholder Survey’ for continuous improvement feedback 2017-09-25T11:00:48+00:00

Petition tabled – support Volunteering Services

National Peak body Volunteering Australia has delivered a petition campaigning for ongoing funding for Volunteering Support Services.   The petition was tabled by Western Australian Senator Louise Pratt (ALP), and highlights the important role that volunteering organisations play in our communities.

Volunteering Australia’s petition asked for a commitment to continue funding for volunteer support in the Federal Government budget. A commitment for this funding is vital to the work of organisations like Volunteering Tasmania to help community groups recruit and retain volunteers.

Volunteering Tasmania congratulates Volunteering Australia for their advocacy on this important issue.

We also thank all of the Volunteering Tasmania members, our local volunteers, Managers of Volunteers and community members for their support in signing the petition.

Please keep an eye on Volunteering Tasmania’s website, E News and social media channels for updates on the petition.

Petition tabled – support Volunteering Services 2017-09-25T11:00:48+00:00

Social Media Fundamentals training for NFPs – free statewide training opportunity

Volunteering Tasmania is delighted to be partnering with the Digital Ready for Business Program (Department of State Growth) to deliver their highly successful social media sessions to not for profit organisations.

With sessions to be delivered in Hobart, Launceston and Devonport, the first session will focus on Social Media Fundamentals.

Delivered by experienced digital coach and digital marketing specialist Rebecca King from Kingthing Marketing this free session will provide you with practical tips and tricks on how to get your social media to work for you.

All sessions are free and run from 6pm to 8pm.

Places are filling up fast. For more information and to register, click on the links below:

Launceston – Tuesday, 27 June

Hobart – Thursday, 29 June

Devonport – Monday, 3 July

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New Skills Fund training partnership – a pathway to employment

Volunteering Tasmania is delighted to announce a new training partnership with the Ascent Training Group to provide a series of nationally recognised training sessions for volunteers, as part of a Certificate II in Community Services.

Subsidised by Skills Tasmania, this free course has flexible training hours and is specifically designed for volunteers who wish to gain skills dealing with the public in the community services sector, in particular the disability sector, but transferable for work in community organisation and care industries such as schools, libraries, aged care and personal care work.

For a complete run-down on the course and its outcomes, please contact Stephen Hoy on 0419 905 415 or E-mail

New Skills Fund training partnership – a pathway to employment 2017-09-25T11:00:49+00:00

Invitation to Join Volunteering Tasmania Board – Expressions of Interest due by Friday 23 June

Volunteering Tasmania is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitably experienced and skilled community members to be considered for subsequent nomination to the Volunteering Tasmania Board of Directors.

Volunteering Tasmania is the peak body for volunteering in Tasmania. It is a statewide, not for profit organisation with offices in Hobart and Launceston.

The role of the Volunteering Tasmania Board is to provide governance and strategic leadership to the organisation.

If you are interested in nominating for a position on the Board you should initially provide an Expression of Interest addressing the following points:

  1. Prior experience on Boards and Committees and/or knowledge of governance processes;
  2. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and analytically;
  3. The ability to attend meetings (currently 4 per year) and contribute to Committees and out of session discussions and decision making;
  4. Additional experience and skills you would bring to the Board.

In addition to the above attributes Volunteering Tasmania is particularly looking for people with any of the following skills and experience:

  • Partnership development
  • Government Stakeholder Relations

For more information or to obtain an information pack contact

Expressions of interest close Friday 23 June 2017 and should be marked CONFIDENTIAL and addressed to:

The Chair

Volunteering Tasmania

95 – 97 Campbell Street

Hobart 7000



Invitation to Join Volunteering Tasmania Board – Expressions of Interest due by Friday 23 June 2017-09-25T11:00:49+00:00