From Grant Round 36, for five years (2018 to 2022),
the large program grants provided in the first half of the calendar
year (the even numbered grant rounds – 36, 38, 40, 42 and 44) will be
focused on increasing workforce engagement.
The Tasmanian Community Fund will be providing further
information and seeking feedback from the community at information
·Devonport on 13 November 2017, 10.30am at the Master
Builders Association, 41 Steele Street, Devonport;
·Launceston on 13 November 2017, 2.30pm at Door of
Hope, 50 Glen Dhu Street, Launceston; and,
·Hobart on 14 November 2017, 3.00pm at the Bahai
Centre, 1 Tasman Highway, Hobart.
Please phone 6232 7395 to RSVP.
Emerging Community Leaders
Applications for the 2018 Emerging Community Leaders
program are now open.
Emerging Community Leaders brings together the next
generation of leaders in Tasmania’s community sector, and equips them
with the capability to positively contribute as a leader in this
sector. The program focuses on leading self, leading
others, leading community and leading for lasting impact.
For more information about 2018 dates, prerequisites,
etc and a link to the application form visit the Emerging Community
Community Wellbeing Targeted Grant Round
The Tasmanian Community Fund Board thanks everyone who
attended the community wellbeing information sessions and provided
feedback to the fund on the community wellbeing targeted grant round.
The Board considered the feedback and the round
details have been revised. More information on the community
wellbeing targeted grant round can be found here.
The Tasmanian Community Fund Board recently toured
previously funded projects at Deloraine including Deloraine House,
Colony 47, Deloraine Band and Giant Steps. The Board also held a
The project tour and community forum provided an
opportunity for community members to provide feedback to the Board on
the outcomes, progress and issues relating to their projects and the
issues that are facing Deloraine and surrounding communities.
Receiving feedback and information from the community
is vital in enabling the Tasmanian Community Fund Board to make
decisions in the best interests and on behalf of the Tasmanian
The Board thanks all community members who attended
the tour and the forum for their enthusiasm and commitment to their
community and for their openness and willingness to share their
knowledge with the Board.
The Board looks forward to their upcoming visit to
Rotary Club of Devonport South East
The Rotary Club of Devonport South East was
established in 1970. The Club plays an active role in supporting numerous
community and charitable organisations locally, statewide and
nationally and internationally through the Rotary International
With funding support from the Tasmanian Community
Fund, the Club replaced a bridge that forms part of the John Palmer
Walking Track and improved the approaches to each side of the bridge.
The John Palmer Walking Track is a 3.3km walking track that runs
through the sand dunes following the coastline immediately east of
East Devonport. The track was designed and built by the Rotary Club
in 2000 and its ongoing maintenance is enabled through regular club
working bees. More...
Tasmanian Community Fund
GPO Box 1350, Hobart 7001
I look forward to meeting the Convenor's at the
end of October and all of you real soon.
Field, Bushcare Coordinator
Calling for nominations for the Golden Secateurs Award
We would love to receive
your nominations for those bushcare legends for the Golden Secateurs Award.
It is awarded to an individual Bushcare volunteer who:
·has made a
positive and lasting impact on Hobart’s bushland
others to contribute to caring for Hobart’s bushland
If you would like to nominate a volunteer for this
award please email to email@example.com
or post to Bushcare Coordinator, GPO Box 503, Hobart 7001, outlining why
you think the volunteer is a bushcare legend. All nominations must be
received by Monday 6
November 2017 at 9am.
Secateurs Awardees since 2008 are:
2011 – Sue
2009 – Sue
Bushcare Annual BBQ
and details for the Bushcare BBQ will be confirmed soon.
HEALTHY HOBART is back
for Spring and Summer! Twenty eight different activities are happening in
Hobart’s parks and reserves. It all begins with a big FAMILY EXPO day on Sunday the 22 of October10am
at Long Beach Reserve in Sandy Bay including; Women’s AFL, Surf Lifesaving,
the Hobart Hurricanes, Soccer, Badminton and Petanque.
The program includes a 'Have a go' Bushcare activity
on Sunday 29 October, 10am at Cornelian Bay.
For more activities see the City of Hobart website.
FestDEVIL will be held
on Friday 22nd of
December from 10am to 3pm at the Blackmans Bay community
FestDEVIL, in conjunction with The University of
Tasmania Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal to raise funds to support our
endangered Tasmanian Devils, specifically to support reducing the impact of
facial tumors that currently reducing the population.
In addition to food and entertainment at the festival
other community organisations will be present providing food, fun and
education to the local community.
Bushcare Annual Works Planning
fast approaching so it is time to start thinking about what groups will be
doing next year. For groups that depend upon Bushcare staff, tools and
equipment, planning is essential to ensure we have sufficient resources for
everyone. To assist groups, group representatives can
download and fill in a Bushcare Annual Works Plan template.
something new – half day, weekday, evening or summer working bees.
Remember, plans can change throughout the year. Bushcare Annual Works
Plans can be submitted for review to firstname.lastname@example.org or set up
a meeting so we can review over a cuppa.
Please send your Annual
Works Plans to Bushcare by 1
November 2017. This will enable us to include in the Bandicoot
Bandicoot Times articles
Last chance to submit
articles for the summer edition of the Bandicoot Times. If you have an
article and photo to share please email to email@example.com by 1 November 2017.
Are you in a regional
or rural area? Help us better understand volunteering in your town!
We have heard that regional areas are experiencing a
decline in volunteering, and that the problem is getting worse.
We are calling on you to tell us about the stories,
challenges, successes and experiences of volunteering in your town,
so that we can better understand this issue.
We will use this information to advocate for better
sector support from the Tasmanian Government in the coming election
We are gathering people like you from remote and
regional areas, and coming together in different locations around the
state to have a conversation.
Your participation, whilst completely voluntary, is
incredibly valuable in ensuring we are representing the whole
There are various ways to participate, including video
conference or telephone interview.
To view all of your options, click here -
RSVPs close today (19 Oct) so hurry!
International Volunteer Managers Day - let us
help you thank the person looking after your volunteers!
Volunteer Managers Day on November 5, and if
volunteers are worth their weight in gold, then the people who manage
them must be priceless.
Reward that incredible member of your team who looks
after your fabulous volunteers by purchasing them an Organisational
Membership with Volunteering Tasmania.
Your gift will give your team member access to
exclusive resources, discounts and promotional support – all designed
to make their lives so much easier! They’ll love you for it.
And to celebrate International
Volunteer Managers Day we’re halving the fees!
Hurry, this is a once-only offer to celebrate
International Volunteer Managers Day and must be processed by Friday
3 November in time for the big day on Sunday 5 November. Find out
Earlier launch date for 2018 Tasmanian
Volunteering Tasmania is pleased to announce an
extended nomination period for the 2018 Tasmanian Volunteering
This year, nominations open on November 6,
giving you an extra month to nominate.
Get ready to send those inspiring volunteering stories
in - we can't wait to hear about all the wonderful things that
have been happening in the world of volunteering over the past year!
EV CREW Update: Play to your strengths after a
As we witness continuing climate related disasters
across the world, we reflect on how lucky we are to live in Tasmania.
Despite living in such a temperate location, we are
not immune to climate related weather events.
We have experienced bushfires and floods that have
caused significant damage and heartache across our island.
With bushfire season almost upon us, it's time we all
stepped up and nominated our strengths, our skills and a willingness
to help our local community recover, if a natural disaster were to
Read how you can play to your strengths in this article
written by our CEO Alison Lai, and don't forget to sign up to EV
Crew so you can be easily contacted should the
Advocating for volunteers in the Aged Care and
Home Care sectors
A Senate Inquiry on the Future of Australia’s aged
care sector workforce was presented with evidence that highlighted
"83 per cent of residential facilities and 51 per cent of home
care and home support outlets [are] utilising volunteer staff.”
The inquiry also heard that “there are five volunteers
for every paid worker in the not-for-profit sector, at a value of
about $290 billion per annum".
As the national Peak body, Volunteering Australia
outlined concerns on the proposed reforms nationally for these
groups, particularly in relation to individualised funding, as well
as the need for adequate funding for volunteer management and
recognition of volunteering as a priority area in these
Volunteering Tasmania liaises closely with Volunteering
Australia and will continue to track this issue closely. Volunteering
Australia's submission can be read in full here.
Volunteer Connect Online - Support Service
We've had a few organisations reporting glitches with
registration and/or with the 'Find a Role' search facility.
We are sorry for any inconvenience and are working
with our web services provider to rectify the issues.
If you are experiencing problems, we would like to ask
that you contact
us and include your internet browser details
(eg Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, etc).
If you have experienced difficulties with the 'Find a
Role' feature, we recommend switching browsers to either Firefox or
Opera until the IT wizards do their thing!
Alternatively please contact us though the Volunteer
Connect Support Service email,
or book in for a face-to-face referral at any of our referral desks
in Hobart, Sorell or Burnie, by calling 1800 677 895.
New Volunteering Tasmania Appointment -
Coordinator of Volunteer Projects
Volunteering Tasmania are very pleased to announce
that Kate Birch will be joining the team as our new Coordinator -
Kate comes to us with a strong record of excellence in
stakeholder management and project management, has a
solutions/outcomes focus and high level skills in writing and
Many of you will have already met Kate at various
Network Meetings, she is very familiar with the volunteering sector
and has been waiting for the perfect opportunity to join us!
Welcome to the team, Kate!
Policy & Advocacy Update - Release of 2017
Australian Community Trends Report
Last month McCrindle Research released their 2017
Australian Community Trends Report. This report provides a detailed
analysis of the trends and changes in the Australian not-for-profit
sector, particularly how Australians give to charities.
Despite $135 billion being given to charities over the
past 12 months, there has been a small decrease in the number of
The report provides insights into how and why
Australians donate, with the majority donating goods, followed by
Some of the top motivations for supporting a charity
were a knowledge and trust in the organisation, and a desire to make
the world better. Click here
to read the full report.
Update from Annual General Meeting
Alison Lai our CEO would like to say a personal thank
you to all the attendees and contributors to our 2017 Annual General
After seven years on our Board we said a grateful but
sad farewell to outgoing Treasurer Claire Horner and welcomed back
Michelle Ewington, who remains our Volunteering Australia
We also welcomed Georgie Ibbott and Amy Reiner as new
Click on the links below to access the following
Rights and Responsibilities: A useful summary
for volunteer team meetings, volunteer induction packs or during
volunteer recruitment events. This matrix
clearly links the individual rights of a volunteer with the
- Corporate Volunteering Report -
Stay tuned! After a 'soft launch' of this
research report, we have compiled feedback, and the final version of
the report and supporting resources will be released on International
Volunteer Day (Dec 5).
Volunteer Managers Day - Nov 5: Resources are
Don't forget half-price membership gift vouchers here.
and Recreation: Most sport and recreation clubs are
run by volunteers, with DPAC providing a range
of relevant information sheets to help them run their clubs. Their
major grant program is still open, with funding available for
projects between $15,000 to $80,000. Closes 12pm, 2 November, apply here.
for community organisations to run bladder and bowel health promotion
activities and events, up to $1,500. Closing date 20 Nov, more info here.
- It's not too early to start thinking about ways to
celebrate your volunteers on International
Volunteer Day, Dec 5. Check out our list of 100+
ideas for volunteer recognition, under Tip
Sheets on our Publications page. If you are searching
for the perfect thank you gift, contact
us to purchase your volunteers an Individual Supporter
Membership to Volunteering Tasmania (group discounts available).
Workshops, Events and Training
End of Life workshop for health & community
service providers, 31 Oct, registration here.
- Mental Health First Aid Training,
workshops in Launceston 24-25 Oct, Ulverstone 15-16 Nov, and an
additional session in Hobart 21-22 Nov. More info here.
- The AustralianHearing Bus
is looking for bus stops in the south between 7-17 Nov, contact Jess.Tyler@hearing.com.au
for more information.
training workshops 9-10 Nov, for those working with
young people from a refugee or migrant background, in an education,
health or community setting. Hosted by Migrant Resource Centre Tas
and Macquarie University, read more here.
Health Symposium 10 Nov, for workers in public
or private health, education, community and non-government services.
Leadership & Innovation Conference, 24 Nov; for
Managers and Boards, more details here.
Volunteering Tasmania Member Vacancy Spotlight
Volunteering Tasmania is seeking a Community Education Volunteer
to visit schools, clubs, community and corporate groups to chat about
volunteering. More info here.
Red Cross (Tasmania) has 24 volunteering opportunities
across the state, including Exeter, Bridport, Queenstown and many
others, with roles as diverse as volunteer drivers, befrienders,
MATES program and Social Circles program volunteers. Click here
Society Tasmania is looking for a Salamanca Market
stall helper on Saturdays, and a Head Archivist. More here.