30 April 2018

Volunteering Tasmania

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Welcome
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 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" - Mother Teresa. 
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, 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
CEO - Volunteering Tasmania





















Greening Australia






Welcome to the April 2018 edition of The Leaf.

This month, we uncover the secrets of the remote Great Victorian Desert during our large-scale camera survey, create a second WOMADelaide Forest on Kangaroo Island to offset the iconic festival's environmental footprint, and join the Prince of Wales at a roundtable to collaborate on solutions to help our Great Barrier Reef.
 



SMALL DUNNARTS, GIANT DISCOVERIES
IN THE GREAT VICTORIAN DESERT
Findings from our large-scale survey of the endangered Sandhill Dunnart are helping to uncover some of the mystery surrounding the mid-sized, insect-eating marsupial. Seventy-six different species including the dunnart were recorded by our motion sensor camera and opportunistic observations during the four month survey.




SECOND WOMADELAIDE FOREST PLANNED
FOR KANGAROO ISLAND
The success of WOMADelaide Forest, a forest created to offset the environmental footprint of the iconic festival through our partnership with the WOMADelaide Foundation, will soon see a second forest created on Kangaroo Island.




ROYAL SPOTLIGHT ON THE REEF
In a strong show of support for our ailing Great Barrier Reef, the Prince of Wales joined the CEO of Greening Australia and other corporate and government leaders at a roundtable on Lady Eilliot Island on 5 April.


TRAINING AND EVENTS

MAY
Tuesday, 15 May
QLD, Brisbane

CMC

Wednesday, 16 May
QLD, Brisbane

ACDC

JUNE
Saturday, 3 June
Scottsdale Reserve, Bredbo, NSW

World Environment Day Planting Event

Tuesday, 5 June
QLD, Brisbane

Fauna Spotting, ID and Forensics

Wednesday, 6 June
QLD, Norman Park

Fauna Spotting, ID and Forensics

Thursday, 14 June
QLD, Chinchilla

CMC

Tuesday, 19 June
QLD, Brisbane

CMC

Wednesday, 20 June
QLD, Brisbane

ACDC

AUGUST
Tuesday, 7 August - 20 November

La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary, Bundoora, VIC

Habitat Management and Conservation Course

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