2018 Tasmanian Volunteering Symposium Program 2018-08-28T14:55:56+00:00

2018 Volunteering Symposium Program

Volunteer Management Strategy: Gaining Visibility & Traction in Your Organisation

Ang Cuy, Volunteer Development and Global Initiatives, YMCA Victoria

Direct from the National Volunteering Conference in Sydney, Ang will show you how to build a Strategy House to achieve your objectives and strategic priorities.  Hear how her successful approach resulted in the growth and development of 1500 volunteers in over 100 locations.

Learn how you can adapt their framework to your volunteer program and how to breathe life into your policy and procedure design to have a better impact. Discover how to provide a diverse ‘whole of life’ offering to your volunteers and a develop a  sustainable future for your organisation or program.  An unmissable session.


Grey areas, dilemmas, boundaries and the law, where do you stand?  A comprehensive look at legal issues in managing volunteers

Amy Williams, Lawyer Not-for-Profit Law, Justice Connect 

Amy’s presentation at the recent National Volunteering Conference was highly regarded by delegates and one of the most well-attended sessions of the program. Without a doubt, as the volunteer landscape continues to change and evolve, risk is one of the hottest topics in volunteer management.

Volunteering Tasmania thought it was very important to bring this national discussion to our local members.

Take this rare opportunity to be part of this highly engaging session.

Amy will use case studies to demonstrate key legal issues across the “lifecycle” of the volunteer relationship:

  •  Legal issues to consider when getting volunteers involved in your organisation – such as recruitment, screening and making sure you are entering into a “volunteer” relationship
  • Legal issues when working with volunteers in their role – such as safety of the volunteer and the people the volunteer engages with, insurance coverage and protecting intellectual property
  • Legal issues when the relationship with a volunteer ends or changes – such as ending the volunteer relationship and changing the volunteer relationship appropriately

Digital Masterclass 

Rebecca King, Kingthing LAUNCESTON and Sarah Wells, Kingthing HOBART

The renowned multi-award winning digital marketers at Kingthing Marketing will help you create brilliant marketing strategies that relate to the for-purpose and volunteer sector. You will learn skills you need to connect digitally to both your target audiences and other stakeholders.

This session will help you source a more diverse volunteer base, maintain online relationships and master Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) to identify gaps in your website’s performance. Learn simple and speedy ways to increase your online presence and develop an online strategy that really works.

Local Speakers share their stories

Hear amazing stories from those who volunteer and manage volunteers, gain insight into why they do what they do, and what helps them succeed.


  • Abi Binning, Executive Director, Wide Angle Tasmania:
    Learn about WAT SHARES, a new online platform that can support a community of volunteers and enable them to trade their skills and seek the skills and resources of others to develop their film projects.
  • Les Williams, 2018 Tasmanian Volunteer of the Year:
    Les has spent six decades helping others and is an inspiration to many. Hear his heart-warming story and how his dedication has made a big difference.


  • Nadia Titley, Launceston RSL Sub Branch, Australian Defence Force Welfare Team: Learn from the winner of the 2018 Best Volunteer Program. Nadia’s self-funded team has formed essential partnerships to deliver the advocacy, support and essential services for Australian Defence Force members experiencing a crisis in their lives.
  • Owen Tilbury, co-ordinator Launceston Together.
    Learn more about a new digital platform called ‘Launceston Together’ which is being launched in early 2019 to assist community agencies in Launceston to connect.
    The platform quickly accesses members of the community willing to engage in volunteering opportunities and connects them to groups and organisations.

Panel discussion and Q&A 

Our speakers and special guests will be available for questions in our open forum to finish the day.

Register here for HOBART

Register here for LAUNCESTON

To review the Symposium Flyer click here.