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Volunteering

Preparing for a pandemic

Contributor, Monday, 1st June 2020 -  Maluk Timor is one of more than 600 organisations the Australian Volunteers Program works with across Asia-Pacific. Executive director Dr Jeremy Beckett explains how the organisation is improving health care in Timor-Leste during COVID-19.

Opinion

Volunteering and COVID-19

Adrienne Picone, Wednesday, 20th May 2020 -  As we celebrate National Volunteer Week, it is hard not to focus on the current situation and the profound impact it is having on volunteering, writes Adrienne Picone, CEO of Volunteering Australia.

Three reasons why volunteering now is great for the community and your career

Maggie Coggan, Sunday, 17th May 2020 -  We sit down with the head of Volunteering Australia to find out more 

Is coronavirus reshaping volunteering?

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 21st April 2020 -  The volunteering sector has taken a massive hit during COVID-19. We take a look at what that means for the future of the sector.  

Schooling and surfing: Volunteering as a family overseas

Contributor, Monday, 20th April 2020 -  In 2014 Mele took on a volunteer assignment in Tonga, shifting her young family of five overseas. It was an experience that brought them all closer together.

Women empowering women: How Australian volunteers are supporting gender equality in Papua New Guinea

Contributor, Monday, 2nd March 2020 -  International Women’s Day on 8 March provides an opportunity to acknowledge three women who, through the Australian Volunteers Program, are working with organisations to empower women in Papua New Guinea.

How I built a career in gender and international development

Contributor, Monday, 3rd February 2020 -  Volunteering overseas kick-started Simone Condon’s career in both international development and gender. But what is the role of gender in international development? And how can you use your skills to support gender projects? Here she shares her ins

Opinion

Here’s how skills-based volunteering can boost your career prospects

Contributor, Friday, 24th January 2020 -  From giving back to the community to learning new professional skills, GradConnection shares the reasons why you should volunteer – and why a good volunteer role is far more important than just a line on your resume.

Peak body says payments could undermine Australia’s volunteering culture

Luke Michael, Thursday, 23rd January 2020 -  Volunteering Australia says the bushfire crisis has raised important issues about the nature of the nation’s volunteer workforce                                                            

Opinion

Value beyond money: Australia’s special dependency on volunteers to battle bushfires

Contributor, Thursday, 23rd January 2020 -  Australia's rural firefighting organisations hold a special place in the nation's heart. Part of what makes them so interesting is how they are organised and funded, writes Michelle Cull from Western Sydney University.
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