Clarence Community Volunteer Service launches humorous video to promote service

The Clarence Community Volunteer Service connects volunteers with people 18 to 64 with a disability and people 65 or older (or those 50 years or older and identifying as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander) who need support to live independently in the City of Clarence.

This year they ran some focus groups to gather information on how best to move forward with new promotional material.

During this process Journey Film Studios, from Mosaic Support Services, took up the challenge to produce a video that could be used to promote the service. After researching other advertisements they decided that they would use humour to capture people’s attention.

Judy Smith, the Coordinator for the Clarence Community Volunteer Service, recalls how everyone banded together to create a story that was both filmed and produced locally and featured community members:

“It was great fun to make, and we were delighted to keep it as close to home as possible.  The result is a great example of the benefits of partnering with others in our community and we look forward to future opportunities to work together”, said Ms Smith.

The end result was a collaboration between CCVS clients and volunteers, Mosaic Support Service’s Journey Film Studio, Evolución Media and Edge Radio 99.3 FM.

To view their video on Facebook click here or scroll down for embedded version (if there is no sound click the speaker icon in the bottom right corner to un-mute).

ABOUT THE CLARENCE COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER SERVICE:

The Clarence Community Volunteer Service partner with Clarence City Council to provide volunteer-based services to the frail, aged and younger people who live with a disability, including mental illness, in the City of Clarence. This service aims to assist clients to stay in their own homes and connect to their local community.

Services provided include:

  • Befriending
  • Shopping assistance
  • Transport
  • Light gardening
  • Telephone support
  • Social support

If you would like to spend time with someone, get to know them well, and help them stay connected to their local community, call them on 6217 9630 or email ccvs@ccc.tas.gov.au or visit the Clarence City Council website.

Clarence Community Volunteer Service is a valued member of Volunteering Tasmania.

 

Today we launched the new brochure and video clip for the Clarence Community Volunteer Service. This service connects volunteers with people 18+ with a disability or people 65+ needing support, to live independently in our city. Volunteers help with shopping, social support, transport and gardening. Check out the video below. To find out more contact 6217 9630 or ccvs@ccc.tas.gov.au

Posted by Clarence City Council on Thursday, 12 July 2018

Clarence Community Volunteer Service launches humorous video to promote service 2018-11-13T10:25:10+00:00

Welcoming our new Chief Executive Officer

On behalf of the Volunteering Tasmania Board and staff, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Lisa Schimanski as the new Chief Executive Officer of Volunteering Tasmania. 

Lisa comes to us with a wealth of experience and professional expertise.

For the past two and a half years she has worked at the Tasmanian Council of Social Service (TasCOSS) as the Manager, Strategic Partnerships and Projects. Much of her TasCOSS work has been deeply embedded within Tasmanian communities and within Volunteer Involving Organisations. Lisa has also supported a number of advocacy and policy campaigns that impact on the lives of those in our community.

Lisa has been and still is an enthusiastic volunteer for a range of community, sporting and school organisations, she understands first-hand the importance of volunteers for a whole range of activities that many Tasmanians rely upon, as well as the strength volunteering gives to organisations, clubs and the community.

Lisa is committed to contemporary practice, and working closely with government, organisations and volunteers in Tasmania to celebrate and promote the economic, cultural and social benefits of volunteering to all Tasmanians.

Lisa will be commencing her new role on 8 October 2018, we hope you will join us in welcoming Lisa.

Please tune in to ABC Radio on Monday 8 Oct, and hear Dr Lisa Schimanski’s vision for Volunteering Tasmania on ‘Drive with Piia Wirsu’ at approximately 5.25pm.  ABC Drive can be heard online or on air on these frequencies: Bicheno 89.7 FM, Burnie 102.5 FM, East Devonport 100.5 FM, Fingal 1161 AM, King Island 88.5 FM, Lileah 91.3 FM, Queenstown/Zeehan 90.5 FM, Rosebery 106.3 FM, Savage River/Waratah 104.1 FM, St Helens 1584 AM, St Marys 102.7 FM, Strahan 107.5 FM, Swansea 106.1 FM, Waratah 103.3 FM, Weldborough 97.3 FM, NE Tasmania 91.7 FM

Kind regards,

Venéy Hiller
Deputy CEO
Volunteering Tasmania

Welcoming our new Chief Executive Officer 2018-10-08T15:45:46+00:00