Position Vacant – Community Engagement Officer, North West Tasmania (Paid Role)

We are looking for a superstar representative for Volunteering Tasmania who has a passion for the North West and community development.

You will provide a quality support service to existing and potential volunteers and Volunteer Involving Organisations.  With minimum supervision, you will speak to individuals or groups of people about the organisation, deliver referrals to volunteer roles and promote the benefits of volunteering.

It will be up to you to think about ways you can interact with new and existing stakeholders to make this happen! You will enjoy facilitating meetings and coordinating workshops and Pop Up events. You will engage with the local community by providing information sessions, attending events and promoting referral services. Experience working in the not for profit environment or similar role, and understanding of the volunteering sector is desirable, but not essential.

A Drivers Licence, a National Police Check and a Working with Vulnerable People registration is essential.

So if you’re up for the challenge and like being creative then this role could be for you! You’ll be welcomed into an organisation that sees staff as whole people, who are encouraged to grow personally and professionally.

Interested?  Review the Position Description here.  When applying, please stick to two A4 pages (plus a CV), and tell us who you are, and why you are the best person for this role and our team.

Part Time (15.2 hrs/wk), Burnie-based role, SCHADS Level 4.

For further information, get in touch! Enquiries to Rachel Freeman on 6231 5550 or rachelf@volunteeringtas.org.au

Applications to rachelf@volunteeringtas.org.au by 5pm, Friday 7 September 2018. 

Position Vacant – Community Engagement Officer, North West Tasmania (Paid Role) 2018-08-28T12:18:33+00:00

Volunteering Tasmania Board nominations open

Nomination for election as a Director is open to persons who are registered members of Volunteering Tasmania (VT).

The Board of VT provides strategic guidance and governance to the organisation. Positions on our Board are volunteer roles.

The current board and director terms are:

Claire Ellis – Sept 2018

Rachel Johnson (Chair) – Sept 2018

Helen Geard – Sept 2019

Donald Coventry – Sept 2019

Liz Lester – Sept 2019

Stephen Porter – Sept 2020

Sonia Shimeld – Sept 2020

Michelle Ewington – Sept 2020

Georgie Ibbott – Sept 2020


If you wish to nominate for Board election please complete this form, providing a brief statement of experience and the personal qualities you would bring to the position.

Completed forms should be marked confidential and forwarded to admin@volunteeringtas.org.au to arrive no later than 10 August 2018.

Upon receipt of your nomination Rachel Johnson (Chair) will contact you.


Volunteering Tasmania Board nominations open 2018-07-11T16:04:05+00:00

Annual Volunteer Tasmania Survey….winner of Free Prize Draw

Thank you to the hundreds of volunteering advocates who responded to our survey – we are in the process of reviewing your answers, comments and feedback, and will be actioning in the year ahead.

The winner of our $100 Gift Voucher was Ms Vicki Kember, a supporter of Mental Health Carers Tasmania.  Vicki has been contacted and will be presented with her Gift Voucher next Monday.  Vicki has kindly stated she will be donating her gift voucher to her organisation.  What a beautiful gesture!

Vicki’s name was selected at random from all fully completed surveys, using a web-based random number generator:  www.random.org.

Annual Volunteer Tasmania Survey….winner of Free Prize Draw 2018-07-04T14:05:57+00:00

The 2018 National Volunteering Conference

The National Volunteering Conference is Australia’s premier volunteering leadership event. The three-day program provided a forum for managers of volunteers, researchers, policy contributors, not for profit leaders, VIO’s, officials from all levels of government to come together to strengthen the volunteering sector through knowledge sharing and discussion.

The Conference welcomed 650 delegates from across Australia. It was wonderful to see a large number of Tasmanian organisations represented from across Emergency Services, corporate volunteering and a substantial mix of large and small volunteer involving organisations. The Conference was a special experience with a diverse range of individuals and organisations coming together to share and learn.

The Conference ignited, invigorated and inspired delegates addressing challenges, harnessing opportunities to inform the national volunteering agenda. The program was packed with world class speakers, workshops, panel discussions and masterclasses on topic including:

• Event Volunteering
• Volunteer Risk Management
• Volunteering Support Services Workshop
• Emergency Management Opening Address
• Attraction, Support and Retention of Emergency Sector Volunteers
• Volunteering in Education
• Volunteer Rights
• Volunteering Support Services Workshop
• Emergency Management Discussion Session
• Leadership – Volunteering and the SDGs
• Innovation – Engaging Diverse Groups
• Knowledge – Research for Impact
• Professionalising Volunteer Management
• Young Volunteers Forum
• The Future of Volunteering
• Leadership – Change Management
• Innovation – Volunteer Management Technology
• Enhancing Community Resilience through Planning For and Supporting Spontaneous Volunteers

Volunteering Tasmania looks forward to sharing some of the key learnings in upcoming Network Meetings and Member events.







The 2018 National Volunteering Conference 2018-07-03T14:27:20+00:00