A Hobart hospital has taken out the prestigious Volunteering Tasmania Volunteer
Management Award at the 2013 Community Achievement Awards for exceptional volunteer
management of its 140 volunteers.
With 140 volunteers assisting with the hospitals day-to-day operations, Calvary Health Care
Tasmania received the Volunteer Management Award, becoming one of eight category
winners at the award ceremony held at the Hobart Grand Chancellor on Friday, 22
Volunteering Tasmania CEO, Adrienne Picone, said she was thrilled to sponsor the 2013
Community Achievement Awards, which uncovered and rewarded the amazing work being
done in the community.
“Community spirit is alive and well in Tasmania, demonstrated through the high calibre of
nominees received this year and we congratulate Calvary Health Care Tasmania and all the
nominees for their achievements,” Ms Picone said.
“Calvary Health Care Tasmania is a prime example of successful volunteer management
procedures and going above and beyond to ensure volunteers have the highest levels of
training and support, putting them in good stead to fulfil their roles.
“Calvary Health Care Tasmania clearly understands successful volunteer management starts
from the get go, providing their volunteers with a comprehensive recruitment and induction
process, as well as regular training and information sessions to keep knowledge and skills upto-
“Tasmania has over 158,000 volunteers who give 49,000 hours on any given day to around
5,000 organisations across the State, so it’s vital our volunteers receive effective and
inspiring management and leadership in order to keep the state of volunteering in Tasmania
strong and sustainable well into the future.”
The winners of each category were presented with a $1,000 Everyday Account from the
Commonwealth Bank or an airtime package from Southern Cross Television, as well as a
trophy in front of 300 guests at the gala event.
Volunteering Tasmania CEO, Adrienne Picone