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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

10 things I’m glad I packed for my year in Mongolia

Contributor, Monday, 7th October 2019 -  Patrick Gallus recently volunteered for 12 months in Mongolia with the Australian Volunteers Program. Here he shares his top 10 things to pack when you’re heading for an extended stay in the world’s coldest capital city.

Why volunteers with disability are an “untapped resource” for the NFP sector

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 18th September 2019 -  People with disability are the “best kind of volunteer” an organisation can have and need to be better embraced by the not-for-profit community, sector leaders say.

Victoria ALIVE launches its social media campaign on inclusive volunteering

Contributor, Tuesday, 10th September 2019 -  Over the past year, the Victoria ALIVE project has been engaging communities around Victoria on the topic of inclusive volunteering for people of all abilities. 

How international volunteers are responding to climate change

Contributor, Monday, 2nd September 2019 -  Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. It will take more than scientists, meteorologists and activists to address it. Complex, global problems require everyone's attention.

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.
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