Happy National Volunteering Week

Tassie volunteers are making a world of difference

National Volunteer Week is here, an entire week dedicated to recognising and celebrating volunteer contributions, both big and small.

Volunteering makes a huge impact to regional development and RDA Tasmania wish to acknowledge the generous contribution of Tasmania’s volunteers.

National Volunteer Week Facts – Tasmania

  • Volunteering provides a total benefit to Tasmania of $4.9 Billion.
  • 4 out of 5 Tasmanian’s volunteer donating 7.1 million hours (SOVR 2014).
  • Tasmanians want to volunteer more.
  • People aged between 65 and 74 volunteer on average 22.8 hours per month.
  • There are approximately 2,000 volunteer involving organisations throughout Tasmania across the non-for-profit, government and private sectors.
  • Volunteering is Tasmania’s largest industry by employment.
  • Over 4,000 tourists visit Tasmanian for the purpose of volunteering.
  • For every dollar invested in volunteering, at least $4 in benefits is returned to the community.

Kevin Turner [Regional Development North] volunteers for the Launceston Tornadoes:

Kevin Turner volunteering