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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.







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Training Workshop – for Home and Community Care and Home Support Programme organisations


To download or print a copy of the notice: Home and Community Care (HACC)Commonwealth home support programme (CHSP)

Training Workshop – for Home and Community Care and Home Support Programme organisations 2018-05-23T12:22:21+00:00

Volunteers in Action

A Doggone Great Job

At the Hobart Dogs’ Home there are plenty of pups and pooches wanting a bit of love and exercise every day. That takes a lot of time and effort from an amazing bunch of volunteers who along with staff are the back bone of the organisation.

With over 70 years’ volunteering experience as a group, there is never a dull moment with time spent walking, feeding, cuddling and training all the canines making sure that their hopefully short stay at the home is as much like a home as possible.

Image: Hobart Dogs’ Home  volunteers with ‘Akusha’ one of the gorgeous dogs available for adoption.

Volunteers in Action 2018-04-27T16:43:40+00:00

Volunteering Events, Workshops, Training & Surveys

Take a look at these upcoming opportunities to contribute or develop:


Volunteering Events, Workshops, Training & Surveys 2018-04-29T11:22:02+00:00

Message from the CEO – April 2018

As we begin the countdown to National Volunteer Week, I’d like to take this opportunity to reflect on this year’s theme ‘Give a Little, Change A lot’.

There are many ways to interpret these words, and when I read them I am reminded of a quote from Mother Teresa that says “We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if that drop is not there, the ocean would be missing something.”

For those Tasmanians volunteering, sometimes it can feel like our contribution is no more than a drop in the ocean, particularly for causes that we are passionate about.

Yet whether someone is volunteering every now and then or dedicating many hours each week, the combined effort of each and every one of us is impactful.

So this year when we celebrate National Volunteer Week from 21 to 27 May, I look forward to talking with as many volunteers as I can.

As I listen to their stories and share in their passions I will remind them of the significance of their contribution, regardless of whether they’re volunteering one hour a month, 15 hours a week or more.

Even those that feel they’re only giving a little, I’ll remind them that they are actually changing a lot, because without them our island community would indeed be missing something, just like the ocean Mother Teresa mentions.

Yours in volunteering,
Alison Lai

Message from the CEO – April 2018 2018-04-27T14:58:08+00:00

April Network Meetings

Network Meetings

There was a great turnout to our April  bi-monthly Network Meetings around the state. With many volunteers sharing their lived experiences, resonating the importance and value they provide to the organisations they volunteer for.  With a combined attendance total of 68 in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie everyone was treated to presentations from guest speakers on risk management and volunteering.

Interest in our network meetings have been rapidly increasing with attending numbers growing– it is always wonderful to see new faces! Thank you to all those that came and also the feedback that was provided is very helpful for our next meetings and driving helpful discussions amongst us all.

We would love to see you at our next round of Network Meetings in June:

– Tuesday 5 June (Hobart)
– Wednesday 6 June (Launceston)
– Thursday 7 June (Burnie)

Further information to come soon, we will be discussing some great topics of benefit to volunteer-involving organisations!



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Finalists announced for the 2018 Southern Cross Television Tasmanian Volunteering Awards

Volunteering Tasmania, Southern Cross Television and the Tasmanian Government are delighted to announce this years’ finalists of the 2018 Southern Cross Television  Tasmanian Volunteering Awards.

To view the finalists, click here.

Volunteering Tasmania and the category judges would like to acknowledge the amazing calibre of nominations in every category and would like to thank every nominator for their efforts in nominating and of course acknowledge the amazing efforts of all the volunteers that were nominated.

Volunteering Tasmania, her Excellency the Governor of Tasmania and representatives from the Department of Premier and Cabinet look forward to meeting finalists, their guests and their nominator at Government House on May 21, 2018 for the Awards ceremony.

For all those who narrowly missed out on the finalist round, every individual nominee and nominated program will be receiving a Certification of Recognition and Appreciation, our way of saying thanks on behalf of all Tasmanians.

Finalists announced for the 2018 Southern Cross Television Tasmanian Volunteering Awards 2018-04-27T07:11:44+00:00