Tasmanian Volunteering Symposium 2018-09-25T15:43:23+00:00

Tasmania’s Volunteering Symposium 

 As the Peak body for volunteering in Tasmania, we strive to support effective volunteerism by providing training and professional development that aides best practice volunteer recruitment and retention.  

Our annual Volunteering Symposium is one of the many ways we deliver on this objective, read on to review the 2018 Symposium. 

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The 2018 Volunteering Symposium was held over two days in Hobart on September 4 and Launceston on September 5. 

The symposium program delivered both strategic considerations and operational know-how, with sessions delivered by local and interstate keynote speakers and thought leaders in the volunteering sector.

More than anything else, the symposium was about connection.  The purpose was to foster a stronger connection between volunteering strategy and volunteer management, to connect volunteering goals to organisational outcomes, and to connect with each other.

The symposium focused on current key issues, including gaining support within your organisation, legal challenges when managing a volunteer workforce, marketing your program to attract more volunteers and younger volunteers, new ‘disruptive’ technologies with implications for volunteer management, and success stories from the volunteering front line.


“Excellent and quite awe-inspiring.”

“..really good practical advice.”

“Bang on point for my needs.”

“Excellent. It helped me clarify things that have been bugging me for some time.”

“Vital information and extremely interesting.”

“Helped to understand some of the laws and boundaries for volunteers.”

“Loved the case studies.”

Click to review the 2018 PROGRAM and the 2018 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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To read about our very successful 2017 Volunteering Symposium click here.

The 2018 Tasmanian Volunteering Symposium was supported by the Tasmanian Government and Hydro Tasmania.