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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.

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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

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

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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

International Volunteer Managers Day

Let’s recognise and celebrate the contribution of volunteer managers!

We often recognise the contribution of volunteers in our communities  both locally and globally. Volunteers are involved in just about every aspect of service delivery in all walks of life.

However, volunteering does not succeed in a vacuum.

Behind these volunteers lies an equally dedicated group of individuals and agencies who are responsible for the coordination, support, training, administration and recruitment of the world’s volunteers – skilled professionals who are adept at taking singular passion and turning it into effective action.

That is why we celebrate International Volunteer Managers Day (IVMDay) every year on 5 November.

It is important to let those professionals know that the spirit of volunteerism is enhanced and enabled by them – and to thank them.

We urge you to mark your calendar and, whether you are an administrator, a volunteer, a community leader or someone who receives the benefit of volunteer help, to make sure the people who act as leaders and catalysts get the recognition they deserve!

 


IVMDay Theme

This year’s theme is ‘Change the Tune.

This theme reflects the need to think differently about how volunteer leadership is positioned and change the dialogue.


The Power of You Workshop – November 5th 2019 is International Volunteer Managers’ Day,

 As a manager of volunteers we know how tirelessly you work to support and enable others through volunteeringTaking time out for personal and professional development maximises what you can offer to the world. This day is for you.

Volunteering Tasmania is hosting ‘The Power of You’ a professional  development workshop that will help you learn how to use your personal power to make change.

By attending this event you will;

  • Gain insights into your own personality
  • Learn what makes others tick
  • Understand how to better influence and motivate others
  • Come away with practical tools you can implement straight away.

Melinda Maddock is the “chief changemaker” at Tasmania’s Madfinch Consulting specialising in power and relationships. Her workshops focus on helping people understand their own potential, skills and personality attributes and how to maximise them.

This event is specifically for those undertaking a volunteer manager role (paid or unpaid) and will be a great opportunity for networking, connecting with others in your field and celebrating International Volunteer Managers’ Day.  Morning tea and lunch provided.

Volunteering Tasmania is subsidising this event for Members. We want to ensure this inspiring (and fun) event is accessible to as many volunteer managers as possible

We look forward to spending the day with you. For more information please contact Sarah Martin by email sarahm@volunteeringtas.org.au or call 1800 677 895

Click  pic to book your place…

International Volunteer Managers Day 2019-11-05T07:05:53+00:00

VT celebrates 25 Years

Volunteering Tasmania’s 25th Jubilee Celebration was  held at Government House on Monday 23rd of September.

Patron of Volunteering Tasmania, Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, AC, Governor of Tasmania  hosted  over 150 guests including our  founders, volunteers, Members, our staff and Board, former CEOs and representatives from all levels of government at the official celebration at Government House.

The event was also  the official launch of the 2019 State of Volunteering Report which is conducted every five years that highlights the economic, social and cultural value of volunteering to Tasmania. The Premier, Will Hodgman MP was ‘delighted’ to  launch the Report  and called it a ‘compelling read’.

Guests were entertained by the incredible choir Thirsty Ground and together we celebrated were we have come from and where we are yet to go.

 

 

 

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2018/2019 Volunteering Tasmania Annual Report

Dear Board,

We are proud to provide you with a soft copy of the 2018/19 Annual Report.
Hard copies will be provided to you at the 25 year Jubilee celebration and at the AGM.

This link is private, please do not share beyond VT until after Tuesday.

Click icon to read.

 

2018/2019 Volunteering Tasmania Annual Report 2019-09-19T17:16:12+00:00

Network Meetings

Please join us and other volunteering professionals at our next Volunteer Management Network Meeting as we explore key issues in our sector;

  • Are  your volunteers supporting your strategic direction?
  • How do we plan and provide resourcing for volunteers that meet our organisations strategic direction?
  • How do we engage volunteers in meaningful roles that meet our organisation’s goals and objectives?

Members: Free | Non Members $25 plus booking fee
Bookings essential. Click below to reserve/purchase your place.

Date and Time
Wed., 24 July 2019
10:00 am – 12:00 pm AEST

Location
Australian Italian Club
77 Federal St
North Hobart TAS 7000

Date and Time
Tue., 30 July 2019
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm AEST

Location
Launceston Library
71 Civic Square
Launceston TAS 7250, TAS 7250

Date and Time
Wed., 31 July 2019
10:00 am – 12:00 pm AEST

Location
Wynyard Community Centre
Little Goldie St, Wynyard
( Behind Save-A-Buck)

Network Meetings 2020-03-27T09:18:14+00:00

Statewide forum for the Community Services sector

Volunteering Tasmania is running a statewide Forum to provide professional development for staff and volunteers in the community services sector.

Attendees will participate in a variety of workshops and discussion panels to identify collaborations, connections and explore innovations and Apps in service delivery.

Funded by the Tasmanian Government under the Tasmanian HACC Program, the forum is aimed at Home and Community Care (HACC) and Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) funded organisations, and all those working or volunteering in the Community Services Sector.

The heavily subsidised price of $22.50 per person includes lunch, refreshments and attendance at FOUR of the NINE workshops on offer.

In addition to the workshops, the Tasmanian Department of Health will provide an update on the future direction of the Tasmanian HACC Program; a representative from the Australian Government’s Department of Health will be a keynote speaker, and the day will finish with a panel discussion with selected speakers on Community Services Sector topics.

Attendees will be asked to choose four workshops from the below:

1. Council on the Ageing: Aged Care Royal Commission
What’s happening and how can people participate?
Presenter: Deb Lewis

2. Family Based Care: CHSP Fees (understanding fees, hardship and communication)
Presenter: Douglass Doherty

3. Launceston VFC Services: Engaging with clients under 65

4. Volunteering Tasmania: Engaging your consumer in volunteering activity
Presenter: Dr. Lisa Schimanski

5. CHSP Nutrition Service: Nutrition advice for your programs
Presenter: Antonella Jarvis

6. TasCOSS: Wellness
Presenter: Ally Smith

7. National Disability Services
Presenter: Will Kestin

8. Public Health Services: Aboriginal Cultural Respect in Tasmania’s mainstream health services
Presenters: Belinda Fenney-Walch and Liz Mahnken

9. Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania: Embedding cultural appropriate care in services to meet Aged Care Quality Standards
Presenters: Hannah Poon & Fiona Rees

 

The forum will run on Friday, 29th March, from 10am to 3pm, at the Australian Italian Club in Launceston.

More information and registration is through Eventbrite or via our Facebook event page.  Please note places are limited and tickets are non-refundable, however if you cannot attend for whatever reason you can nominate another delegate in your place on the day.   A copy of the flyer can be downloaded here.

Upon registration you will be contacted by Kate Crawford, Coordinator of Volunteer Projects, Volunteering Tasmania, to select your nominated workshops and to record any dietary requirements.

This service is supported by funding from the Tasmanian Government under the Tasmanian HACC Program.

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