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Volunteering Tasmania in partnership with Department of Communities, require volunteers to pack food supplies for passengers arriving in Tasmania at the Hobart Airport.

To support people returning home to Tasmania, the Government is offering some basic food supplies to incoming passengers who are required to directly go into 14-day self-quarantine to reduce the risk of spread into the Tasmanian community.

Volunteers are needed to help pack the bags of basic food supplies, which will be provided to incoming passengers. This will be onsite at the airport in a secure location.When you arrive at the location where you will be volunteering, you can expect to be doing the following:
Accessing the food stored at the airport

  • Pack supplied bags with milk, bread and butter.
  • Move bags from cool room/storage area to arrival gate ahead of flights where there is a trestle table – place goods at table for collection.
  • Volunteers may then leave the area until all passengers have collected their food packs and have left the area.
  • Volunteers do not hand out food directly to incoming passengers.
  • Monitor  supplies and inform relevant staff member/Volunteer Team Leader if re-ordering is needed.

Please note that this volunteer role will not require people to be in direct contact with incoming passengers, and all measures are being put in place to look after the health and safety of volunteers. Personal protection like masks and gloves and sanitiser will be provided as an additional safeguard.

Depending on staffing, shifts can last 2- 4 hours. We expect that volunteers will be required for the next week on a roster system from 6am -10pm depending on the location.

Please use the below form to register your interest and availability and we will be in touch.

Register Here 2020-03-28T12:07:23+00:00

Government website

For all the latest Tasmanian Government information about COVID-19 Coronavirus please visit https://www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au

You can access the following information from the site:

 

Fact sheets

Keeping yourself safe

Families and community

Posters

Find out more

Government website 2020-03-27T07:24:59+00:00

New Coronavirus government website

For all the latest Tasmanian Government information about COVID-19 Coronavirus please visit https://www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au

You can access

 

Fact sheets

Keeping yourself safe

Families and community

Posters

Find out more

New Coronavirus government website 2020-03-26T19:46:25+00:00

Awards postponed, but nominations extended until 18 May

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, and each passing day brings new developments, our top priority remains the health and safety of our teams, volunteers and our community.

We would like to announce that the 2020 Tasmanian Volunteering Awards have been POSTPONED until later in the year.

A new date will be advised as soon as we can! We believe that it is more important than ever to highlight the amazing stories of contribution, connection and community that the Awards provide, so we have extended the nomination period.

Nominations now close 18 May 2020 – the beginning of National Volunteer Week!

Please keep nominating! Please keep sharing your stories with us. Please help us recognise those volunteers and volunteer programs that continue to make a difference!

If you have already submitted your nomination and would like to take advantage of the additional time due to this extension, please contact the team 

The Award Categories are:

·        Emergency Services 

·        Education Science and Technology

·        Environment, Animal Care and Conservation 

·        Community Care and Health 

·        Arts, Heritage, Tourism and Events 

·        Lifetime Achievement Volunteer

·        Best Practice in Volunteer Management

·        Corporate and Civic 

·        Volunteer Program of the Year

·        Sport, Recreation and Service Groups

 

Awards postponed, but nominations extended until 18 May 2020-03-26T11:44:02+00:00

Awards postponed

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, and each passing day brings new developments, our top priority remains the health and safety of our teams, volunteers and our community.

We would like to announce that the 2020 Tasmanian Volunteering Awards have been POSTPONED until later in the year.

A new date will be advised as soon as we can! We believe that it is more important than ever to highlight the amazing stories of contribution, connection and community that the Awards provide, so we have extended the nomination period.

Nominations now close 18 May 2020 – the beginning of National Volunteer Week!

Please keep nominating! Please keep sharing your stories with us. Please help us recognise those volunteers and volunteer programs that continue to make a difference!

If you have already submitted your nomination and would like to take advantage of the additional time due to this extension, please contact the team 

The Award Categories are:

·        Emergency Services 

·        Education Science and Technology

·        Environment, Animal Care and Conservation 

·        Community Care and Health 

·        Arts, Heritage, Tourism and Events 

·        Lifetime Achievement Volunteer

·        Best Practice in Volunteer Management

·        Corporate and Civic 

·        Volunteer Program of the Year

·        Sport, Recreation and Service Groups

 

Awards postponed 2020-03-27T07:30:57+00:00

Volunteering Resources

Dear Members and friends,

We are all living, working and volunteering in challenging times, but also in times that may present with new and different opportunities for innovation and connection.

Volunteering Tasmania is here to support organisations and volunteers as we work together to navigate through the uncertainty.

Although things are moving quickly, please find attached some Resources for organisations and volunteers that we hope will assist and provide some guidance.

As always we are open to your feedback, concerns and sector issues. Please reach out if you need to.

Stay safe and stay well.

Kindest regards,

Lisa and the VT Team

 

Here are some Resources for Volunteer Involving Organisations

VolunteeringTasmania_COVID19_ RESOURCE 1 General Advice

VolunteeringTasmania_COVID19_ RESOURCE 2 Business Continuity

 

Here are some Resources for Volunteers

Volunteering Tasmania_COVID19_RESOURCE 3 Advice for Volunteers

Volunteering Tasmania_COVID19_RESOURCE 4 Stop the Spread

 

Volunteering Resources 2020-03-27T07:34:13+00:00

COVID-19 Resources

Dear Members and friends,

We are all living, working and volunteering in challenging times, but also in times that may present with new and different opportunities for innovation and connection.

Volunteering Tasmania is here to support organisations and volunteers as we work together to navigate through the uncertainty.

Although things are moving quickly, please find attached some Resources for organisations and volunteers that we hope will assist and provide some guidance.

As always we are open to your feedback, concerns and sector issues. Please reach out if you need to.

Stay safe and stay well.

Kindest regards,

Lisa and the VT Team

 

Here are some Resources for Volunteer Involving Organisations

VolunteeringTasmania_COVID19_ RESOURCE 1 General Advice

VolunteeringTasmania_COVID19_ RESOURCE 2 Business Continuity

 

Here are some Resources for Volunteers

Volunteering Tasmania_COVID19_RESOURCE 3 Advice for Volunteers

Volunteering Tasmania_COVID19_RESOURCE 4 Stop the Spread

 

COVID-19 Resources 2020-03-27T07:38:18+00:00

VT response to COVID-19

March 17, 2020

In light of the current and changing situation regarding COVID-19, we wish to advise you of the steps we have taken to minimise the impact that the virus has on the health and wellbeing of our team, including our volunteers.We are monitoring the information provided via the World Health Organisation, Australian Department of Health and the Tasmanian Department of Health – Public Health in regard to minimising the spread of the coronavirus and have strategies to implement as recommendations come to hand.

We are adjusting our practices in the following ways. Our team now has the option to;

  • Work from home where appropriate.
  • As a result, our office doors are closed until further notice, however we are still operating during normal business hours.
  • Our Referral Office have started conducting referral interviews over the phone and will not do interviews in person until further notice.
  • We have postponed all VT training events until further notice and will provide online delivery options where possible. We are also keeping our participants updated.
  • The community events we are involved with have been cancelled or postponed by organisers and we are working with our community partners to assist in other ways.
  • We have postponed indefinitely our Introduction to Volunteering Sessions and Network Meetings.
  • There is no work-related travel until further notice.
  • We are teleconferencing for external meetings to minimise attending large gatherings
  • We are encouraging safe space between workers (1.5m)  both at work and in social environments.
  • We have a key focus on hygiene, hand washing and respiratory etiquette to minimise the spread of germs.
  • Adherence to protocols for our workers who have travelled overseas or been in contact with someone who have travelled.
  • Our team are encouraged to stay away from work if unwell and sending people home if they present to work unwell.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us team@volunteeringtas.org.au

Here are some Resources  for Volunteer Involving Organisations

Volunteering Tasmania_COVID19_ RESOURCE 1 General Advice

Volunteering Tasmania_COVID19_ RESOURCE 2 Business Continuity

Here are some Resources  for Volunteers

Volunteering Tasmania_COVID19_RESOURCE 3 Advice for Volunteers

Volunteering Tasmania_COVID19_RESOURCE 4 Stop the Spread

 

Below are links to the official State Government’s Fact Sheets covering the essential public information for current COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

click here for – Coronavirus Where Can I Get Information v2 Fact Sheet

click here for – Hand Washing Procedure – COVID-19 Fact Sheet

click here for – Important Information About Coronavirus Fact Sheet

click here for – Self Assessment Tool – COVID-19 Fact Sheet

click here for – Tasmanian Hotlines – COVID-19 Fact Sheet

VT response to COVID-19 2020-03-27T07:31:40+00:00

COVID-19 Coronavirus Information

Dear Members and friends,

 

In light of the current and changing situation regarding COVID-19, we wish to advise you of the steps we have taken to minimise the impact that the virus has on the health and wellbeing of our team, including our volunteers.
We are monitoring the information provided via the World Health Organisation, Australian Department of Health and the Tasmanian Department of Health – Public Health in regard to minimising the spread of the coronavirus and have strategies to implement as recommendations come to hand.

We are adjusting our practices in the following ways. Our team now has the option to;

  • Work from home where appropriate.
  • As a result, our office doors are closed until further notice, however we are still operating during normal business hours.
  • Our Referral Office have started conducting referral interviews over the phone and will not do interviews in person until further notice.
  • We have postponed all VT training events until further notice and will provide online delivery options where possible. We are also keeping our participants updated.
  • The community events we are involved with have been cancelled or postponed by organisers and we are working with our community partners to assist in other ways.
  • We have postponed indefinitely our Introduction to Volunteering Sessions and Network Meetings.
  • There is no work-related travel until further notice.
  • We are teleconferencing for external meetings to minimise attending large gatherings
  • We are encouraging safe space between workers (1.5m)  both at work and in social environments.
  • We have a key focus on hygiene, hand washing and respiratory etiquette to minimise the spread of germs.
  • Adherence to protocols for our workers who have travelled overseas or been in contact with someone who have travelled.
  • Our team are encouraged to stay away from work if unwell and sending people home if they present to work unwell.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us team@volunteeringtas.org.au

Here are some Resources  for Volunteer Involving Organisations

Volunteering Tasmania_COVID19_ RESOURCE 1 General Advice

Volunteering Tasmania_COVID19_ RESOURCE 2 Business Continuity

Here are some Resources  for Volunteers

Volunteering Tasmania_COVID19_RESOURCE 3 Advice for Volunteers

Volunteering Tasmania_COVID19_RESOURCE 4 Stop the Spread

 

Below are links to the official State Government’s Fact Sheets covering the essential public information for current COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

click here for – Coronavirus Where Can I Get Information v2 Fact Sheet

click here for – Hand Washing Procedure – COVID-19 Fact Sheet

click here for – Important Information About Coronavirus Fact Sheet

click here for – Self Assessment Tool – COVID-19 Fact Sheet

click here for – Tasmanian Hotlines – COVID-19 Fact Sheet

COVID-19 Coronavirus Information 2020-03-18T13:34:30+00:00

Budget Priority Statement 2020-21

As the Peak body for volunteering in Tasmania, we are here to support volunteers, volunteer-involving organisations and the Tasmanian Government as we work together to ensure a vibrant and active volunteer sector for the state. Through our members we represent over 50,000 Tasmanians who give their time to volunteering.

For the State Budget 2020-21, we have outlined the key priorities  and are asking the Tasmanian Government for a strategic investment so that we can support, sustain and safeguard the sector now and into the future.

Our budget priorities were informed  by our recent research – The State of Volunteering Report 2019  and consultation with our Members.

We are delighted to present our 2020-21 Budget Priority Statement. If you have any questions or feedback, as always please feel free to reach out to us.

Read our submission here

 

 

 

Budget Priority Statement 2020-21 2020-03-28T12:16:53+00:00