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Deputy CEO role – Are you our new Bonnie?

Our Deputy CEO, Bonnie, is moving onwards and upwards – so we need another Bonnie.

  • Flexible working environment where staff are seen as whole people
  • Autonomous role with strong support
  • Influence the strategic direction + operations of a for-purpose organisation

A diverse role in a vibrant team; you will support our people, our strategy, and the achievement of operational goals, and be ‘wing-person’ to the CEO.

Read more here

Deputy CEO role – Are you our new Bonnie? 2018-01-24T11:05:44+00:00

New role – engage with your community!

Community Engagement Officer (Burnie)

Part Time (15.2 hrs/wk) 6 month contract | Burnie-based role | SCHADS Level 4

We are looking for a motivated self-starter who has a passion for the North West community.

If you love engaging with people, enjoy public speaking, and have a reputation for achieving set targets, then this is the role for you. Operating 2 days a week, you will be the representative for Volunteering Tasmania on the North West Coast.

You will provide a quality support service to existing and potential volunteers and Volunteer Involving Organisations.  With minimum supervision, you will speak to groups of people about the organisation and 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!

So if you’re up for the challenge and like autonomy 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.

Please stick to two A4 pages (plus a CV), addressing who you are, and why you are the best person for the job and our team.

Interested? Before you apply, read the role responsibilities here.

Need to know more? We love a chat. Enquiries to Erica Larke-Ewing 6231 5550 Mob 0417 267 310.

Applications to EricaL@volunteeringtas.org.au by 9am Monday 6 November.

New role – engage with your community! 2017-10-20T16:29:15+00:00

Special priced Memberships to thank those who look after Tasmania’s volunteers!

Let us help you thank the person looking after your volunteers!

It’s International Volunteer Managers Day on the 5th November, and if volunteers are worth their weight in gold, then the people who manage them must be priceless!

Reward that incredible member of your team who looks after your fabulous volunteers by purchasing them an organisational membership with Volunteering Tasmania.

Your gift will give your team member access to our Members Only resources, including our Policy and Procedures templates. They will also get discounts to our services and events, and first round offers for training, including the very popular (always oversubscribed) discounted project management training that we deliver in partnership with the Institute of Project Management.

They will also get the opportunity to have their volunteer placements actively promoted through our social media and eNews to our 3,000+ subscribers. They can also call us at any time to discuss any of their volunteer management challenges.

And to celebrate International Volunteer Managers Day we’re halving the fees, with membership ranging from $82.50 – $192.50 depending on the size of your organisation.

Interested in giving a gift that will make someone’s life easier? All you need to do is email us at BonnieT@volunteeringtas.org.au and tell us the name of the person you’d like to recognise. We’ll ask you some simple questions, process your payment (PayPal, Credit Card and Invoicing available), and we’ll send you an electronic gift voucher.

Find out more about the Member benefits here, but please do not apply through that page. To be eligible for the discount you must contact us at BonnieT@volunteeringtas.org.au

Hurry, this is a once-only offer to celebrate International Volunteer Managers Day. After the 5th November, organisational membership fees will revert back to the original fees!

Special priced Memberships to thank those who look after Tasmania’s volunteers! 2017-10-18T13:09:58+00:00

Special Consultation – October

This October, we are looking to you to help us better understand the challenges volunteering faces in regional areas, and how to address a reported decline in regional volunteering.

As your Peak body, each year we submit a vital document to the Tasmanian Government. This document, called a Budget Priority Statement, informs government on volunteering sustainability issues and makes recommendations for State budget spending.

For the 2018-2019 budget we will be focusing on one key question that the volunteering community has raised with us throughout the year:

“How do we safeguard volunteering in Tasmania’s regional communities?”

Our statement to Government is informed by you – your opinions and experiences matter.

To review the locations and dates for these consultation sessions in Launceston, Burnie, Hobart and Sorell, please click here.

For residents of the East and West Coasts, we will also be conducting telephone interviews. Register your interest by emailing EmilyC@volunteeringtas.org.au 

For those who are unable to make it, video-conference facilities have been made available with assistance from the University of Tasmania. Register here.

These consultation sessions will replace October’s Network Meeting, and are open to anyone connected to volunteering – please forward this information to anyone you think might be interested.

Please note numbers are limited due to venue size.

Please RSVP by 18 October.

Special Consultation – October 2017-10-23T16:13:55+00:00

Co-ordinator – Volunteer Projects

Full Time | Hobart-based statewide role | SCHADS Level 6 | Approx $72k p.a + Super

We are looking for a flexible people-whisperer who gets stuff done.

This role is not for the faint of heart. You’ll need to work hard and smart.

In exchange you’ll get to lead projects with kick, creating a legacy in the Tasmanian volunteering community.

You will work autonomously, but with support from all sides.

You’ll be welcomed into a workplace that sees staff as whole people, who are encouraged to grow personally and professionally.

So if you are clever, committed to making teams work, efficient, effective, and willing to learn and adapt to an environment that keeps you on your toes, get in touch.

Please stick to two A4 pages (plus a CV), addressing who you are, and why you are the best person for the job and our team.

Interested? Before you apply, read the role responsibilities here.

Need to know more? We love a chat. Enquiries to Bonnie Tuttle, Deputy CEO, 6231 5550 or 0439 032 499

Applications to BonnieT@volunteeringtas.org.au by 9am, Monday 9 October.

Co-ordinator – Volunteer Projects 2017-09-25T11:00:44+00:00

Announcement from the Board – VT CEO Adrienne Picone to take position at the helm of national peak body.

Volunteering Tasmania’s board would like to announce that CEO, Ms Adrienne Picone, has resigned to take a position as the CEO of Volunteering Australia, the national peak body for volunteering.

Adrienne has been in her current role for nearly eight years and has led the organisation through substantial change and growth. As a result VT is poised to successfully continue its important role as the peak body for volunteering. Volunteering is strong in Tasmania with 4 in 5 people giving time to the community.

A word from Adrienne:

“The last eight years have been some of the most rewarding of my professional life. Volunteering Tasmania is a great organisation and I have been very proud to be at the helm of an organisation that is helping volunteering to flourish. I have met so many wonderful and inspiring people all doing their bit to make a difference to our community. The VT staff team are an outstanding group of individuals and I am very proud of our achievements.”

“I am very grateful to the VT Board, both past and present who are dedicated to the cause and have been a great support to me and the work of the organisation. I will miss everyone at VT, our members, and stakeholders; but I am pleased to remaining as part of the VT extended family,” Adrienne added.

A comment from Deputy Chair, Donald Coventry, on behalf of the Board: 

“Although the board was saddened by the loss of Adrienne given her strong working relationship with the board, staff, and stakeholders and her commitment to and development of volunteering in Tasmania and Volunteering Tasmania as a peak body, we recognise this new role for her is a significant opportunity. She has seen the organisation through change and leaves it in good shape to develop further. Her imminent commencement with Volunteering Australia will build further knowledge of Tasmania’s strong volunteer activity at the national level.”

What next?

Adrienne’s last day with Volunteering Tasmania will be the 23rd December.

The board has commenced the recruitment process and will announce Adrienne’s replacement as soon as practicable.

“We will be conducting a comprehensive recruitment search to secure the best candidate; to ensure a smooth and successful transition; and to see Volunteering Tasmania further develop,” Mr Coventry said.

Please join us in wishing Adrienne well for the future.

Yours sincerely,

Donald Coventry

Deputy Chair on behalf of the Volunteering Tasmania Board

Announcement from the Board – VT CEO Adrienne Picone to take position at the helm of national peak body. 2016-11-13T05:12:13+00:00

Feedback from our Special Network Meetings

“I wish I could bottle the feeling you get when you volunteer”

Over the month of October, the team at VT has headed across the State to hear from volunteers and Volunteer Involving Organisations. The information gathered at these meetings will help VT as we start to work on one of our key pieces of advocacy work – our Budget Priority Statement. This is important as it gives VT an opportunity as your Peak body, to talk about the needs of the volunteering sector as a whole. It’s still a work in progress at the moment – but here are some of the key themes we’ve heard over the last month:

  • Volunteer Involving Organisations facing unprecedented levels of change with the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Commonwealth Home Support Programme. Numerous concerns about how our volunteer workforce will be supported throughout wider industry changes.
  • The role of the Manager of Volunteers and recognising its importance was a key theme. These roles are critical to the success of a volunteer program, but are often not well understood within organisations, across government and in the wider community. More support for training, ‘best practice’ and keeping boundaries between paid and unpaid staff was identified.
  • Ongoing challenges around sustaining and increasing levels of funding –  making sure Volunteer Involving Organisations can plan for services into the future.
  • Insurance a key issue particularly for smaller organisations. One organisation noted that they spend 12 per cent of their funding on insurance. More support to streamline or make this accessible is required.
  • In general more support to help organisations manage WHS, reporting, compliance and Working with Children and Vulnerable Adults checks was needed.
  • Volunteer Involving Organisations in rural and regional areas found they were struggling to increase participation. Often a number of barriers exist (transport, ageing population, isolation, promotion of volunteering). There is a need to remove barriers and improve access to volunteering.
  • With Tasmania’s ageing population, Volunteer Involving Organisations were keen for more support in planning for turnover in the volunteer workforce – both in empowering older Tasmanians to volunteer and adapting roles to suit the needs of younger volunteers.
  • Attracting skilled volunteers was raised as a high need, with strong interest about how business and community sectors can share skills and knowledge
  • Marketing and promotion of the volunteering industry as a whole is required – we need to be better as an industry about communicating the value of volunteering to potential volunteers and in our own organisations. This is important to continue to make Tasmania a State known for effective volunteerism.

One comment that has stuck with us at VT across the past few weeks has been “I wish I could bottle the feeling you get when you volunteer”. We know the benefits of volunteering and how important it is to our community. We had so much feedback on how valuable our industry is, and how we need to promote this as being essential to quality of life in Tasmania.

We are continuing to consult with the volunteering industry and make our recommendations. If you have any feedback , thoughts or concerns you would like to raise contact our Policy Officer, Courtney at courtneyw@volunteeringtas.org.au

Updates on our progress will be shared on this site, as well as through our E-News publication.

Feedback from our Special Network Meetings 2017-09-25T11:00:56+00:00

Notice of AGM

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2016

Notice is given that the Volunteering Tasmania’s Annual General Meeting for 2016 will be held at the Volunteering Tasmania state office 95-97 Campbell Street Hobart on Wednesday 28th September at 5.30pm


  • Confirmation of minutes of Annual General Meeting of 2015.
  • Adoption of the report by the Board of Directors.
  • Adoption of the report by the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Adoption of the financial statement for 2015/16.
  • Declaration of the ballot for election of Directors for 2016/17.
  • Appointment of auditor.
  • Any other business accepted by the Chair.

Adrienne Picone
Public Officer

Please RSVP by 21 September 2016. Drinks and nibbles will be provided.

If you are unable to attend, please return the proxy form by 21st September to admin@volunteeringtas.org.au or 95-97 Campbell Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000

Notice of AGM 2016-08-26T02:08:30+00:00

Volunteers needed for flood recovery

The recovery efforts for the Tasmanian Floods have begun. We need volunteers to help communities affected.
If you can assist, please register here: EV CREW – Volunteer Register
You will be contacted if and when your availability, location and skills match a request for volunteers.
If you have already registered for EV CREW, please make sure your details are up to date. Similarly, if you are no longer available, please log in and de-register.
Thank you so much for your kindness, Tasmania!
Volunteers needed for flood recovery 2016-07-29T03:22:36+00:00

Random Snaps of Kindness closing soon!

Are you a student, or do you know a student?

Our Random Snaps of Kindness Instagram competition is designed to capture all the different ways Tasmanian students demonstrate kindness through volunteering and other informal acts of kindness.

Enter to go in the running for three Harvey Norman vouchers – First prize $300, First Runner Up $100 and Second Runner Up $50.

Read the Terms and Conditions for more info, and get your photos up on Instagram before 31 July! Don’t forget to use the #kindsnaps hashtag and tag @volunteeringtas

Random Snaps of Kindness closing soon! 2016-07-26T02:44:52+00:00