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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 

Remote volunteering – continuing to support organisations overseas

Contributor, Monday, 5th October 2020 -  When COVID-19 forced the Australian Volunteers Program to suspend travel, the organisation pivoted to remote volunteering to ensure it could continue to support the more than 600 overseas organisations it works with. 

Action needed to fix the pandemic insurance gap for volunteers

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 14th July 2020 -  Charities are hesitant to bring back volunteers because there is no insurance cover for COVID-19 related claims

Look how far we’ve come: Volunteering

Luke Michael, Thursday, 11th June 2020 -  “I think that as a sector, we are valuing volunteer contributions more and more… we're expanding our view and recognising the many diverse ways that people contribute.”          

Australian volunteering over 20 years: A timeline

Luke Michael, Thursday, 11th June 2020 -  Volunteering in Australia has shifted immensely over the past two decades. We take a look back through the Pro Bono News archives to re-examine some of the major moments that have defined the sector. 

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.
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