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.