UTAS and Volunteering Tasmania have held two successful Volunteering Expos at the UTAS Launceston and Hobart campuses.
The expos were held to coincide with National Volunteer Week, which provides an opportunity to highlight the role of volunteers in our communities and to say thank you to the more than 6.1 million Australians who volunteer.
Students and members of the public came along and met with local volunteer organisations and charities that were keen to recruit.
Networking with other not-for-profit organisations was highly valued by the expo stall holders. By hosting so many local volunteer organisations on its campuses, UTAS contributed to the great community-building exercise that is National Volunteer week.
Volunteering comes in many shapes and forms – from community service and emergency services to conservation and cultural heritage.
Professor David Sadler, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Education), attended the Hobart event.
"Volunteering is not only rewarding in itself, it’s also a way to show a future employer your commitment to community and your willingness to work hard – it is also a good way to network and develop your skill base.
"I hope that the expos will encourage more people to consider the variety of organisations they can assist."
UTAS and Volunteer Tasmania were extremely appreciative of the support from Scolarest, who provided their Ref and Café spaces for the expo.Image: Professor David Sadler, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Education), at the Red Cross stall at the Hobart Volunteering Expo.