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A new National Strategy for Volunteering is in the works – and you can help shape it

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 23rd May 2022 -  A new survey reveals that volunteer numbers have dropped in Australia since COVID, as work gets underway on the first national strategy in a decade.

Opinion

Volunteer Week says we’re ‘better together’ – and it’s very true

Natalie Egleton, Monday, 23rd May 2022 -  The theme for last week’s Volunteer Week rings very true for Natalie Egleton of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.

Opinion

National Volunteer Week shines a spotlight on volunteers

Mark Pearce, Monday, 16th May 2022 -  National Volunteer Week is a great opportunity to acknowledge freely given effort, but the nature of volunteering is evolving, writes Volunteering Australia CEO Mark Pearce.

Opinion

The end of ‘voluntourism’ and the rise of skilled volunteers

Victor Lee, Monday, 28th March 2022 -  In a saturated digital landscape, “traditional volunteering” is fading as skilled volunteers meet the technological demands not for profits need to thrive, writes Victor Lee.

Opinion

Predictions for 2022: Volunteering

Mark Pearce, Monday, 21st February 2022 -  2022 can be a year of positive change for volunteering, writes Volunteering Australia CEO Mark Pearce, in the latest in our series of social sector predictions for 2022. 

Opinion

Volunteering in a time of COVID

Mark Pearce, Monday, 6th December 2021 -  As International Volunteer Day is celebrated, Mark Pearce highlights new research revealing the profound experiences of volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Volunteering gets blueprint for the future

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 1st November 2021 -  Volunteering Australia will lead the development of a national strategy to identify current problems in the volunteering sector and how to tackle them 

The culturally diverse deficit in our emergency services

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 30th September 2021 -  New research finds many culturally diverse people face barriers to becoming an emergency services volunteer, but encouraging more diversity comes with a lot of benefits 

New changes to Sex Discrimination Act leave many volunteers behind

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 14th September 2021 -  “It is time we support volunteers and ensure they are all protected from workplace sexual harassment.” 

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
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