Friends of Tasman Island

National Volunteer Week 2015

National Volunteer Week 2015

“Give Happy, Live Happy” was the theme for this year’s National Volunteer Week, a celebration of volunteerism in Australia.  First established in 1989, it is the largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism in Australia, and provides an opportunity to thank the 6-million Australians who volunteer each year!  It is estimated that the overall value of volunteering in Tasmania during the last 12 months was $4.9 billion, with four out of five Tasmanians –  that’s a whopping 411000 people in Tasmania – who did something to help someone else in the last year.  Isn’t that amazing!

Thanks to the Volunteer Training Consortium & NRM South who hosted a barbecue lunch to celebrate the contribution of volunteers in our community.  It was great to hear the other volunteers speak so passionately about their projects.

Volunteering Tasmania's CEO, Adrienne Piccone

Volunteering Tasmania’s CEO, Adrienne Piccone

Volunteer Week 2015

Janet Fenton, Bob Tyson & PWS Director, Peter Mooney – Volunteer Week 2015

Wildcare Board Member, Sally Salier National Volunteer Week 2015

Wildcare Board Member, Sally Salier, shares her passion for volunteering, National Volunteer Week 2015