Hydro Tasmania honours service to community

9 May 2016

Hydro Tasmania is proud to be part of the inaugural Tasmanian Volunteering Awards.

In addition to sponsoring the Excellence Award for best practice in the management of volunteers, Hydro Tasmania won the Corporate Award.

More than 25 per cent of Hydro Tasmania’s employees actively volunteer in the community each year, through the company’s Community Program.

Hydro Tasmania CEO Steve Davy said as one of Tasmania’s largest businesses, the company is determined to make a positive difference in the community.

“In the Hydro Tasmania workforce of more than 1000 people, we have a very diverse and specialised range of skills, talents and expertise,” Mr Davy said.

“Our Community Program puts those qualities to good use in supporting and enriching our community.

“It’s the job of every corporation to give back to its community as much as possible – whether by lending a hand to people in need, sharing its skills and expertise, or providing the human effort needed to help drive community activities.

“Hydro Tasmania is delighted to be making a strong and meaningful difference to Tasmanian lives,” he said.

Hydro Tasmania’s employee volunteer contributions range from:

  • Lending their pro bono professional expertise and advice to organisations;
  • Mentoring local teachers in how to make subjects like engineering more fun and dynamic for students;
  • Helping students plan for their post-school years through the Smith Family’s i-Track online mentoring program;
  • Serving as volunteer fire fighters, ambulance officers, and for the State Emergency Service;
  • Sorting and packing Christmas food and gifts with Colony 47 and the Salvation Army;
  • Supporting the work and events of groups like Landcare Australia, Ronald McDonald House, the Cancer Council, the Migrant Resource Centre, the Heard Foundation, Bears of Hope, and Hobart City Mission.

There are nine categories in the Tasmanian Volunteering Awards. The awards were presented at a ceremony hosted by the Governor of Tasmania,

Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM, at Government House on 9 May, 2016.

Hydro Tasmania sponsored the Excellence Award for best practice in the management of volunteers, won by Sheralyn Jackson from the Hobart City Mission.

“Sheralyn was a stand-out for this award for the commitment she has shown to make sure that all aspects of the Hobart City Mission’s volunteering program operates over and above ‘best practice’,” Mr Davy said.

“The program is not only integrated into the day-to-day operations of City Mission, but also its future direction and aspirations.”

Each year, more than 400 000 Tasmanians give more than seven million hours of their time volunteering for the community.



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