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Aussie companies urged to get more employees volunteering

Luke Michael, Friday, 19th July 2019 -  The time corporates spend volunteering has not seen significant growth over the past decade despite increasing recognition of the value to employees and businesses, a new report says.

Volunteering: The ultimate act of kindness

Andrew Cairns, Tuesday, 16th July 2019 -  Andrew Cairns, CEO of Community Sector Banking, considers how we can grow volunteerism in businesses to build a stronger civil society.

How volunteering developed Lachlan’s career

Contributor, Monday, 1st July 2019 -  Sydney-based construction manager Lachlan James spent two years in the Philippines working with a human rights NGO, where he learnt the skills to take his career in a new exciting direction. Here he shares how his volunteering experience brought him

Opinion

Are we thinking about volunteering all wrong?

Ebony Gaylor, Tuesday, 25th June 2019 -  Organisations need to better understand how they provide value to individuals and the broader network, not just meet the needs of a specific program, as we move towards a more decentralised world of doing good, writes Ebony Gaylor from REDxFutures.

Volunteering helps new arrivals develop a sense of belonging in Australia

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 29th May 2019 -  Australia’s refugee and migrant communities are embracing volunteering as a way to combat feelings of isolation, despite many organisations lacking the resources to offer suitable training and support, new research shows.

Opinion

Reflecting on the voluntary workforce this National Volunteer Week

Adrienne Picone, Thursday, 23rd May 2019 -  To mark National Volunteer Week, Volunteering Australia CEO Adrienne Picone explains the need for improved data collection that includes all forms of volunteering, to gain a better understanding of Australia’s volunteering activities.

Building communities in a changing environment

Contributor, Tuesday, 14th May 2019 -  Volunteering Victoria chief executive Scott Miller discusses some of the themes he sees as being relevant to this year’s National Volunteer Week forum on social policy.

Govt Urged to ‘Share the Love’ on Volunteer Funding

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 14th February 2017 -  Representatives from Australia’s volunteer management sector converged on Canberra on Tuesday to appeal to the government to restore federal funding for their operations.

Dismantling Volunteer Funding

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 8th February 2017 -  Volunteering Australia has warned that the dismantling of the Strengthening Communities grants and the introduction of the Strong and Resilient Communities grants in 2018 will have a major impact on the volunteer sector.

Volunteering Tasmania Appoints New CEO

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 22nd December 2016 -  Tasmania’s peak body for volunteering has appointed a new CEO following the departure of Adrienne Picone who is taking the helm as the CEO for Volunteering Australia in Canberra in the new year.
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