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A new National Strategy for Volunteering is in the works – and you can help shape it

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 23rd May 2022 -  A new survey reveals that volunteer numbers have dropped in Australia since COVID, as work gets underway on the first national strategy in a decade.

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Volunteer Week says we’re ‘better together’ – and it’s very true

Natalie Egleton, Monday, 23rd May 2022 -  The theme for last week’s Volunteer Week rings very true for Natalie Egleton of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.

Explaining your resume gap

Jonathan Alley, Friday, 20th May 2022 -  A gap in your resume picked up by a prospective employer need not be awkward, if put to good use.

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Care with upstanding courage

Jonathan Alley, Friday, 20th May 2022 -  Courage to Care Victoria is celebrating 30 years of providing upstander education to people across Victoria to create racism-free communities. CEO Mike Zervos is this week’s Changemaker.

Opinion

National Volunteer Week shines a spotlight on volunteers

Mark Pearce, Monday, 16th May 2022 -  National Volunteer Week is a great opportunity to acknowledge freely given effort, but the nature of volunteering is evolving, writes Volunteering Australia CEO Mark Pearce.

What’s your work personality?

Jonathan Alley, Thursday, 12th May 2022 -  We know workplaces are often diverse. But how much do we think about our own individual professional personality?

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Taking a helicopter view of homelessness in young people

Jonathan Alley, Thursday, 12th May 2022 -  After over 30 years battling barriers to housing, Stephen Nash is committed to prevention rather than a cure. He is this week’s Changemaker.

Why now is the time to think about upskilling your employees

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 5th May 2022 -  Upskilling staff has been shown to lead to greater productivity; improved staff morale; lower staff turnover; and less need for supervision.

Changemaker

Troweling acres of change to feed community

Jonathan Alley, Wednesday, 4th May 2022 -  Josh Collings lost his home in the 2020 bushfires. His market garden initiative, the Acres and Acres Cooperative, aims to empower his local community to grow and sell produce. He is this week’s Changemaker.

Are you the communicator you think you are?

Jonathan Alley, Wednesday, 4th May 2022 -  Everyone knows communication skills at work are vital: but why are they so important, and how should we think differently about them?
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