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  The Ambulance Tasmania Volunteer Gateway is a web-based service for Volunteer Ambulance Officers to help organise rosters and training schedules and provide access to online learning and other resources that today's volunteers want to be able to access online, anytime, anywhere.
We've been busy ....

In the 24 hours until midnight last night, 101 Volunteer Ambulance Officers worked 134 shifts at 34 stations, and were collectively on duty for a total of 1012 hours.

That's an average of 10.02 hours per volunteer.

There are currently 33 volunteers on duty at 26 branch and volunteer stations across Tasmania [at 2:56pm today].

What's new on the
VAO Noticeboard ....

Southern Fire Thank you
January 14 2013 (Peter Morgan)

The Southern Region management wish to thank our Volunteer and Salaried staff for their fabulous effort providing Prehospital care to the southern communities of Dunalley and the Tasmana Peninsular as well as the Upper Derwent Valley (Ellendale) and East Coast (Bicheno / Coles Bay) communities. ... [read more]

Have a Happy and Safe Christmas Break
December 21 2012 (David Godfrey-Smith, Coordinator Volunteer Strategy)

Ambulance Tasmania wishes all Volunteer Ambulance Officers and their families a safe and happy Christmas.

We are especially grateful to those of you who are on duty on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve. We hope there will not be too many interruptions to family ... [read more]

Allied Health eLibrary
December 20 2012 (Jill North, Ambulance Tasmania Librarian)

With the transition to the new DHHS intranet this year, Library Services revamped their online site, creating a “subject portal” for Allied Health – the Allied Health eLibrary.

For a handpicked selection of key journals, databases and websites, go to ... [read more]

vGate Errors When Logging In
December 15 2012
vGate has been returning intermittent errors since approximately 5:00pm Friday which make it impossible to log in. The web host is monitoring the situation and endeavouring to minimise interruptions.

The report from the web host is as follows:

The data centre ... [read more]

Important Dates - 2013
December 12 2012
Put the following dates in your calendars for 2013:

- NW Region Volunteer Symposium (Saturday 18 May 2013)
- Southern Region Volunteer Symposium (Saturday 10th August 2013)
- Northern Region Volunteer Symposium (Saturday 7th September 2013)
- VAOAT Gathering ... [read more]

"Making a Difference"
Volunteer Ambulance Officers in Tasmania

"Making a Difference" is a quick look at the valuable work done by Tasmania's 500+ volunteer ambulance officers. The video was funded by the Australian Government through the National Emergency Volunteer Support Fund. It was produced by Rosny College VET Television Production Unit for the Volunteer Ambulance Officers Association of Tasmania Inc. and the Tasmanian Ambulance Service.

Volunteer Recruitment Vehicle Schedule

Look for Ambulance Tasmania's volunteer recruitment vehicle at the following community events:

4-9 January 2013 - Port Sorell
24-31 January 2013 - St Helens
26 January 2013 - St Helens Regatta
16 February 2013 - Bushy Park Show (Ellendale CERT)
17 February 2013 - Kempton Festival (TBC - State Headquarters)
23 February 2013 - Exeter Show (Beaconsfield VAOs)
9-10 March 2013 - Steamfest (Sheffield VAOs)
24 March 2013 - Oatlands Festival (Ellendale CERT)
25 Mar 2013 - Hamilton Show (Ellendale CERT)
14 April 2013 - Spreyton Apple Festival (Port Sorell VAOs)

Want to help out with recruiting new volunteers? The following community events need VAOs to staff the recruitment vehicle. If you can assist, check with your Volunteer Coordinator or Regional Manager.

  • 16 Mar 2013 - Wynyard Show
  • 2-4 May 2013 - AGFEST TBC
  • 31 May - 1 June 2013 - Campbell Town Show
The volunteer recruitment vehicle is also available to each VAO group at various times between events for use in your local community to recruit more volunteers and raise awareness about Ambulance Tasmania. Check the booking schedule and download the booking request form on the Recruitment tab of vGate.

Click on image to learn more about becoming an ambulance volunteer ...

Challenging work. No pay. Total Respect.

If you would like to make a very real contribution to your community, and gain valuable skills that will stay with you for life, call 1300-303-196 or click here to find out more about becoming a Volunteer Ambulance Officer with Ambulance Tasmania.

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Upcoming Events for VAOs

Saturday 18 May 2013
NW Region Volunteer Symposium

One day symposium for all NW Region VAOs. Location TBA.

Saturday 10 August 2013
Southern Region Volunteer Symposium

One day symposium for all Southern Region VAOs. Location TBA.

Saturday 7 September 2013
Northern Region Volunteer Symposium

One day symposium for all Northern Region VAOs. Location TBA.

Friday 22- Sunday 24 November 2013
VAOAT Nubeena Gathering

VAOAT's regular spring Gathering and Annual General meeting will be held at Nubeena from Friday evening 22 November 2013 through Sunday afternoon 24 November 2013. Registration via Eventbrite will open mid-2013.

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