Notice of Annual General Meeting 2018

Notice is given that Volunteering Tasmania’s Annual General Meeting for 2018 will be held at the Volunteering Tasmania state office, 75 Federal Street Hobart on Wednesday 26 September at 5.30pm.

All members of Volunteering Tasmania are invited to attend. If you wish to attend, please click here to RSVP.

AGENDA

  1. Confirmation of minutes of Annual General Meeting of 2017 and any subsequent General Meetings and Special General Meetings.
  2. Adoption of the Report by the Board of Directors.
  3. Adoption of the Report by the CEO.
  4. Adoption of the audited financial statement for 2017/18.
  5. Declaration of Directors for 2018/19.
  6. Appointment of an Auditor.
  7. Motions of which notice has been given.
  8. Any other business accepted by the Chair.

RSVPs are required by 19 September 2019.  Drinks and nibbles will be provided.

If you are a member of Volunteering Tasmania and are unable to attend but would like to send someone to represent you, please return this proxy form, completing all details, by 19 September to admin@volunteeringtas.org.au or mail to 75 Federal Street, North Hobart, TAS, 7000.   If you are unable to attend, and do not wish to send a proxy, no action is needed.

With kind regards

Veney Hiller

Public Officer

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Meals on Wheels Tasmania

Meals on Wheels Tasmania is a service that makes it possible for many Tasmanians to stay living in their home for longer, maintaining their independence.

A driving force of care within the community, this service has been in operation for over 50 years. In just 12 months, 14.8 million meals are delivered by more than 78,800 volunteers to approximately 53,000 recipients located within Australian cities, regional and rural areas.

Funded under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) and Home and Community Care (HACC), Volunteering Tasmania provides resources, advice and support to this service.

Volunteers are essential to the operation of Meals on Wheels Tasmania.

There are many opportunities for volunteer involvement:

  • Delivery of meals using own vehicle, or partnering with someone else that is doing this
  • Serve on the management committee
  • Dependent on which service, volunteers can also assist with transporting clients to a community centre to enjoy a social meal and activities
  • Helping with office duties
  • Participate in coordination of social programs

Meals on Wheels welcomes enquiries from potential volunteers, who will be offered a one-on-one interview to discuss opportunities and availability.  Volunteers who join the program will need to complete a National Police Check and participate in a Meals on Wheels induction.  Volunteer tasks depend on your available time and can be tailored to suit, anything from one hour a month or a full day each week – this is driven by your capacity to be involved.

To find out more about Meals on Wheels Tasmania go to their website or call their State Office on 1800 696 325.

 

What is HACC & CHSP?

The Tasmanian Home and Community Care Programme provides funding for basic community care services that support persons under the age of 65 years, or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged less than 50 years living with disabling conditions and their carers. HACC services are targeted towards people who live in the community and whose capacity for independent living is at risk, or those who are risk of early or inappropriate admission to long term residential care.

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme was introduced by the Australian Government in 2015 to the aged care system to help older people stay independent and in their homes and communities for longer. CHSP provides entry-level home support for older people who need assistance to keep living independently.

 

How we help

Volunteering Tasmania is funded to deliver services, training and resources to all HACC/CHSP funded organisations. Each month we will showcase the many wonderful happenings that exist due to the contribution of volunteers, capturing the services that are offered to the community from HACC/CHSP funding.

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National Student Volunteer Week sees launch of new sector resources

Education providers nationwide are celebrating and promoting student volunteering this week by highlighting what volunteering can offer students – work experience, professional networking and referees, mental health boosts and community engagement.

Volunteer Involving Organisations (VIOs) that engage with students also have reason to celebrate – student volunteers bring new skills, a fresh perspective, and a greater reach into the community.

“Students who are given the opportunity to meaningfully and significantly engage in the community build the capacity of our sector and contribute significantly to the economy”, said Volunteering Tasmania’s Acting CEO Venéy Hiller.

This year the Tasmanian Department of Education has for the first time integrated volunteering into the school curriculum.

A Department of Education spokesperson said, “We recognise the important role volunteering plays in a child’s life to enable them to be active, informed citizens and contribute to their communities in a positive way. Students are supported by providing learning opportunities in a range of curriculum areas including Work Studies in Years 9 and 10 and Career and Life Planning in Years 11 and 12.

Volunteering Tasmania has worked closely with education providers to raise awareness and encourage students who have not yet tried volunteering to get involved.  To facilitate this, we have created a resource for teachers to hand out to students:

Existing VIO resources have also been reviewed and updated:

These three new resources complement our existing student volunteering resources:

Additionally, Volunteering Tasmania has compiled a list of Volunteer Involving Organisations that currently have student volunteering opportunities, please contact us for more information.

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Enhance your Volunteer career with Project Management qualifications

Volunteering Tasmania, together with the Institute of Project Management, wants to assist the development of volunteer managers (or others in Volunteer Involving Organisations) through the provision of high-quality education and training activities at heavily subsidised prices.

Course:                                                  Certificate IV in Project Management Practice
Course Price:                                        $3770+ GST
Volunteering Tasmania Price:           $770+ GST (save $3000)
Places:                                                    Limited to 20 only
Location:                                                Launceston

This training is ideal for you if:

  • You are employed or volunteer with a Volunteering Involving Organisation,
  • You are a supervisor or manager,
  • You are involved with a voluntary Board or Committee,
  • You have no prior qualification in Project Management.

Over the course of an eight-day workshop series, you will learn the best-practice PM principles in the context of the project life cycle: from initiation, through to planning, execution and close.

There is no ‘out of workshop’ assessment activity required for this program.

By completing Certificate IV in Project Management Practice (BSB41515) you will:

  • Apply basic project management concepts, methods and theories.
  • Demonstrate the technical skills of project management.
  • Understand the interpersonal aspects of project management.
  • Participate in the delivery of varied projects.
  • Evaluate and respond to project challenges.
  • Communicate professionally with project stakeholders.

Training will be delivered across eight days on the following dates:

  • Days 1 & 2 27 & 28 September 2018
  • Days 3 & 4 18 & 19 October 2018
  • Days 5 & 6 8 & 9 November 2018
  • Days 7 & 8 6 & 7 December 2018

All sessions are located in Launceston with all your training resources and catering provided.

To submit your EOI to complete this training, please email us by Friday 17th August 2018 to kateb@volunteeringtas.org.au providing:

  • Your full name
  • Current employer (if applicable)
  • Your volunteering involvement/experiences
  • A brief statement as to why a Certificate IV in Project Management Practice would assist you in your role
  • Contact details – address, phone and email

Volunteering Tasmania will confirm all successful applications via email by 5pm on Friday 24th August 2018.

Volunteering Tasmania would like to thank Skills Tasmania, Skills Fund for enabling us to offer training and development opportunities to support the volunteering community.  

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