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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

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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.

Does volunteering overseas enhance your career?

Contributor, Monday, 13th January 2020 -  Kathy Townsend has a unique understanding of both the recruitment market, and the breadth of work of Australian volunteers overseas. A “head hunter” for 23 years, she’s also a returned volunteer and chair of the board of AVI (which manages the

Volunteering: An act of service worth celebrating

Contributor, Monday, 2nd December 2019 -  This Thursday is International Volunteer Day. It provides an opportunity to reflect on the achievements and contributions being made by hundreds of Australians currently volunteering overseas, writes Zoë Mander-Jones, program director at the Austral

‘Diversity, power, purpose’: Discover new ways of harnessing the power of volunteering

Contributor, Thursday, 28th November 2019 -  The National Volunteering Conference 2020 is a not-to-be-missed biennial opportunity to reach out, connect and share ideas with your fellow not-for-profit leaders, managers of volunteers, policymakers, corporates and others. 

Opinion

Volunteers don’t come free

Keith McVilly, Wednesday, 20th November 2019 -  New research finds urgent action is needed to maintain the sustainability of volunteer services supporting people with disability and their families, write Professor Keith McVilly and Gemma A. Dodevska from the University of Melbourne.

How to volunteer, not ‘voluntour’

Contributor, Monday, 4th November 2019 -  The pitfalls of orphanage volunteering are well-known but there are many other ways international volunteer experiences can unwittingly do more harm than good. 

Dos and don’ts of including volunteer work on your resume

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 14th October 2019 -  We turn to the experts to find out the best ways to include volunteering on your CV
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