The State of Volunteering – Symposium 2019 2019-09-23T12:41:56+00:00

THE STATE OF VOLUNTEERING SYMPOSIUM 2019

THE STATE OF VOLUNTEERING Symposium is a thought-provoking learning event, offering the perfect one-day intensive that will provide a combination of professional development and deliver a deeper understanding of what is happening in the volunteering sector.

The Symposium will be the official launch of the 2019 State of Volunteering Report providing key state-wide insights into volunteering.

Explore and unpack key issues with like-minded people and together we can shape the future of volunteering both in our organisations and in our state.

Inspiring keynotes, presentations, panels, workshops and sharing of ideas are just the start.

Speakers have been selected based on their expertise, know-how, leadership and unique view on the State of Volunteering. They will inform and inspire.

SYMPOSIUM 2019 – PROGRAM

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SPEAKER SESSIONS

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Dr Megan Paull

The future state of volunteering
Changing the ways we think about volunteers

Volunteering is evolving and will continue to do so into the future. How do we ensure we are responding to our society’s needs while retaining the essence of what it is that enables volunteers to make a different? How do we hang on to the past without jeopardising the future? and What responsibility do we have for shaping the future state of volunteering in Australia and more globally? . Dynamic, reflexive and responsive volunteering and volunteer involving organisations are what we need to ensure that volunteers are able to continue to make a contribution to our ever-changing society. How can we be ready to meet this challenge?

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About Dr Megan Paull

PLENARY SPEAKER

Amy Williams (NSW)

To pay or not to pay – that is the #1 question

Every year Justice’s Connect’s Not-for-profit law team receives thousands of legal enquiries from volunteer managers, volunteers and board and committee members all across the country.

Justice Connect lawyer, Amy Williams will present the top three volunteering legal issues raised in 2018 – 2019: to pay or not to pay volunteers, managing recruitment risk and workplace behaviour.

Amy will guide you through the current state of the law, what makes these issues tricky and how you can protect yourselves for the future.

About Amy Williams

PLENARY SPEAKER

Adrienne Picone (ACT)

Volunteers – the true leaders in our community.

Volunteering is at the centre of Australia’s national identity, with 5.8 million Australians engaging in volunteering, making an estimated annual economic and social contribution of $290 billion. Volunteering works its way into every pocket of our community. It connects people to one another and gives them a way to make a positive difference to the world around them.

Volunteering may be hiding in plain sight, but the volunteer workforce performs some of the toughest and most important jobs in our community. In a world that is fraught with problems and challenges, volunteering is part of the solution.

This session repositions volunteers as the true leaders in our community at the local, national and global level. It examines some of the myths around volunteering and volunteer management suggests ways that we all build the community awareness of value and power of volunteering.

About Adrienne Picone

PLENARY SPEAKER

Kaitlyn Fassina, Silver Medallist Commonwealth Games, Weightlifting

Volunteers do the heavy lifting – The success of voluntees in Tasmanian sport.

PRESENTATION

The State of Volunteering Research 2019:

The Economic, Social and Cultural Value of Volunteering to Tasmania, 2019.

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Adrienne Picone

CEO Volunteering Australia

Dr Megan Paull

Murdoch University

Kate Dostalek

Migrant Resource Centre

SYMPOSIUM WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOP:

THE STATE OF KNOWLEDGE

Dr Megan Paull presents:

Volunteering; The good, the bad and the ugly.

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WORKSHOP:

STATE OF AFFAIRS

Amy Williams presents:

The two sides to safety – volunteers and the people your volunteers interact with.

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Toby Newstead presents:

Volunteer Leadership in Tasmania – where are we and where do we want to be?

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WORKSHOP:

STATE OF MIND

Mel Maddock presents:

Your power to make change for good

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SYMPOSIUM PRESENTATIONS

BE INFORMED: PRESENTATIONS

Matthew Smithies – National Trust Tasmania

Our transitional journey of volunteer management – A National Trust Tasmania perspective

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Sally Fuglsang – UTAS

Short, sharp, and high impact: Discovering student potential

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Michele Murray and Anna Dryburgh – The Smith Family

Celebrating Volunteering Management Great Practice with the Smith Family.

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Di Mason – Tennis Tasmania

Attraction, engagement and retention of volunteers – a major tournament perspective

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BE CONNECTED: PRESENTATIONS

Better Impact Presents:

The challenge to engage 21st century volunteers in ways that are current, easy and meaningful is real.

Mandy Burns – Be Collective Presents:

Be Collective www.becollective.com is a digital platform that reconceives the way we connect to volunteer. It provides a virtual meeting place for people and organisations to broadcast community needs, share news, help out by volunteering, mobilise and manage volunteers, and donate money. Because it is a global, free to use, universal digital platform it also offers clever reporting tools, data and insights into social impact to share with stakeholders and funders in real time and gives every volunteer a verified, downloadable Social Resume.

Communiteer Presents:

By leveraging crowdsourcing technology, Communiteer will demonstrate how we can collaborate to increase capabilities, capacities and communication to volunteers across the sector together.

Rebecca Miller from SEEK Volunteer Presents:

SEEK Volunteer, Australia’s largest online volunteer recruitment platform, will share unique insights and data regarding the trends in online volunteer recruitment in Tasmania. We’ll delved into our data to identify the top insights that will help your organisation and opportunities stand out to prospective volunteers.

VIRA Presents:

VIRA is our purpose-designed volunteer management system, built from the ground up – by volunteer co-ordinators, for volunteer co-ordinators – to simplify and streamline every facet of volunteer management, from recruitment and administration, to mobilisation andreporting.

BE INSPIRED: PRESENTATIONS

Robin Krabbe – Live Well & UTAS presents:

Volunteering 2.0: the opportunity of mutual volunteering and Community Led Time-banking.

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Lissa Villeneuve and Pippa French presents:

Can you feel the love tonight? Finding meaningful ways to recognise volunteers.

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Jackie Merchant- Central Coast Council presents:

How life experience can influence policy and promotion.

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BOOK YOUR TICKET FOR THE STATE OF VOLUNTEERING SYMPOSIUM 2019

Date And Time
Tue., 24 September 2019
8:00 am – 6:00 pm AEST

Location
Blundstone Arena
15 Derwent st
Bellerive, TAS 7018

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Are you travelleing from intra or interstate? Symposium attendees are able to access a 20% discount of the Best Available Rate at The Old Wool Store.

The Old Woolstore is located in the city centre and just a block away from Hobart’s waterfront, offering spacious accommodation consisting of self-contained apartments and hotel rooms.

Further information about The Old Woolstore, including a Virtual Tour, can be found on our website www.oldwoolstore.com.au

To make your reservation, please visit www.oldwoolstore.com.au and enter the discount code: volunteer19

Alternatively, call our Reservations Team on 1800 814 676, and identify yourself as an attendee of ‘The State of Volunteering Symposium”.

Discount valid for stay dates: 20th to 25th September, 2019

Thank you to our Symposium Sponsors and Supporters