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Progress on Volunteering National Standards Review

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 20th August 2009 -  The first stage of a national review of Standards for Involving Volunteers in Not for Profit Organisations has seen a call for a refinement in the approach to managing volunteers rather than a major re-write.

Habitat for Humanity – New CEO

Staff Reporter, Monday, 17th August 2009 -  Business executive Jo Brennan is stepping out of the corporate world of the Macquarie Group and into the Not for Profit sector as the new CEO of Habitat for Humanity Australia.

Volunteers and the Economic Downturn

Staff Reporter, Monday, 3rd August 2009 -  In the US the economic downturn has seen Not for Profit job losses and reduced working hours as the severe fiscal stress takes hold - but how have up to 60% of organisations claimed to have been able to maintain their services? A new report says a he

BP Petrol Vouchers for 5000 Volunteers

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 9th June 2009 -  BP Australia has notified nearly 5,000 volunteers from hundreds of Not for Profit organisations across Australia that they were the recipients of free fuel to assist them in their volunteering work.

New Guide to Volunteering in Australia

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 9th June 2009 -  Volunteer West in Victoria works with hundreds of newly arrived migrants each year, who are keen to volunteer as a way of learning more about the Australian community and as a way of giving their time and skills to their new country.

Looking for Local Heroes

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 9th June 2009 -  Local residents in Victoria have the opportunity to recognise and reward the special individuals living in their neighbourhood when nominations for the IGA Community Chest Unsung Heroes (CCUH) Awards open on 1 June 2009.

VA Call for Funding Support Helps Volunteers

Staff Reporter, Monday, 25th May 2009 -  Volunteering Australia (VA) called on state and federal governments to ensure that funding to support volunteers grows in line with current demands during the recent Volunteer Week celebrations - a call that has garnered some success.

PM Praises Community Service Organisations

Staff Reporter, Monday, 11th May 2009 -  Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has praises Australia's Community Services organisations and in particular Lions Clubs, describing them as an important part of our national family.

“The Extraordinaries” – Volunteering In An Instant!

Staff Reporter, Monday, 11th May 2009 -  In an age of instant everything here's a new take on volunteering - via the mobile phone. A group in the US calling itself "The Extraordinaries" has developed what they describe as a new approach to volunteering.
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