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Opinion

For those that do hold a hose

David Crosbie, Thursday, 20th May 2021 -  Research reveals that volunteering has been smashed by COVID-19. It will not come back on its own, it requires investment, writes David Crosbie, who calls on governments, policy makers, philanthropists, charities and not for profits to all prioritise

Opinion

It’s time to recognise, reconnect and reimagine volunteering

Mark Pearce, Tuesday, 18th May 2021 -  National Volunteer Week 2021 challenges us to think imaginatively about a tomorrow in which volunteering can thrive, as we celebrate the contributions of the volunteers of today, writes Mark Pearce, CEO of Volunteering Australia.

Volunteering: The ultimate act of kindness

Bruce Argyle, Thursday, 8th April 2021 -  We must change the perception of volunteerism, so it is no longer viewed as a transactional model of helping, but rather an act of making a difference and addressing key issues in society, writes Bruce Argyle from Bendigo Bank.

The resource hub recharging Australian volunteering

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 1st March 2021 -  A new online hub features 350 resources including videos, templates, guides, research, and factsheets for volunteer managers

The struggle to reinvigorate volunteering in a COVID-19 world

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 16th February 2021 -  Volunteering advocates say a national volunteering strategy is desperately needed

Opinion

Predictions for 2021: Volunteering

Mark Pearce, Tuesday, 16th February 2021 -  While 2020 bore witness to a hastening of the effects of some key long-term structural trends in volunteering, 2021 affords us a chance to rebuild through greater collaboration, cooperation and innovation, writes Mark Pearce, in the latest in our ser

Opinion

Now is the time to invest in the strategic adaptation of volunteering

Mark Pearce, Wednesday, 2nd December 2020 -  Volunteering Australia CEO Mark Pearce considers the structural issues facing volunteering in light of the challenges we’ve seen this year and longer-term trends, in this article adapted from a presentation given in a recent Pro Bono Australia webi

Save the Children and Volunteering Australia join forces to reignite volunteer workforce

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 24th November 2020 -  It’s hoped the partnership will drive a rethink of the value of volunteering in Australia

Volunteers are critical to bushfire recovery, but it takes coordination

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 4th November 2020 -  A new report says if volunteers are not sufficiently prepared and trained in disaster situations, they may hamper recovery efforts. 

Volunteering in Victoria thrives, but at what cost?

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 19th October 2020 -  The State of Volunteering report is the first of its kind 
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