Hello August!
It’s hard to believe that we are over half way through 2018, how did that happen?
I know you all have extremely busy inboxes (apparently a ‘regular’ person receives a whopping 88 emails per day) but I promise, this edition of VT Voice is worth your attention and is packed full of fantastic information including news about our Symposium, new research, development opportunities, stories, special events and more.
The big news this month is that our Board has released the 2018-2022 Strategic Plan following consultation with our members, stakeholders and staff. The Strategic Plan is an important piece of work that will help guide our organisation over the next few years. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who provided feedback. You can take a look at it here or email me for your own signed copy.
The timing of the Strategic Plan couldn’t be better. As a friend of Volunteering Tasmania you are likely to be aware that the Board is currently undertaking a recruitment process to find us a brand new shiny CEO! We are excited! It is quite likely that the new CEO is reading this right now, they may have already applied or might be inspired to apply after reading the Strategic Plan and this eNews! We’d like them to know that the team, our volunteers, our wonderful members, friends and stakeholders will welcome you with open arms. We are at an exciting time in the organisation’s history, we have a new home in North Hobart, a new Strategic Plan to bring to life, and we are about to start our Silver Jubilee year – 25 years of operation in Tasmania. We have an incredible volunteer community, big plans, motivation in spades and a commitment to grow and support the volunteering sector. We look forward to meeting you.
Until then, we need to get down to the business of business. This week is National Student Volunteer Week, our team are out and about celebrating student volunteers, encouraging new participation and developing opportunities for involvement.
As part of National Student Volunteer Week, we invite you to a special event on Wednesday 15th of August. Former Volunteering Tasmania CEO and current Volunteering Australia CEO Ms Adrienne Picone will join Vice Chancellor Professor Rufus Black and others in a public discussion about “Ethics and Leadership in Volunteering”. We would love the Stanley Burbury Theatre to be filled with the volunteering community. For more information click here.
If you have any questions, comments, feedback or would like to take me up on that offer of sending you a signed Strategic Plan, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Volunteering Tasmania HERE
Venéy Hiller Acting CEO Volunteering Tasmania