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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

Opinion

It’s time to recognise, reconnect and reimagine volunteering

Mark Pearce, Tuesday, 18th May 2021 -  National Volunteer Week 2021 challenges us to think imaginatively about a tomorrow in which volunteering can thrive, as we celebrate the contributions of the volunteers of today, writes Mark Pearce, CEO of Volunteering Australia.

Volunteering: The ultimate act of kindness

Bruce Argyle, Thursday, 8th April 2021 -  We must change the perception of volunteerism, so it is no longer viewed as a transactional model of helping, but rather an act of making a difference and addressing key issues in society, writes Bruce Argyle from Bendigo Bank.

The resource hub recharging Australian volunteering

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 1st March 2021 -  A new online hub features 350 resources including videos, templates, guides, research, and factsheets for volunteer managers

The struggle to reinvigorate volunteering in a COVID-19 world

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 16th February 2021 -  Volunteering advocates say a national volunteering strategy is desperately needed

Opinion

Predictions for 2021: Volunteering

Mark Pearce, Tuesday, 16th February 2021 -  While 2020 bore witness to a hastening of the effects of some key long-term structural trends in volunteering, 2021 affords us a chance to rebuild through greater collaboration, cooperation and innovation, writes Mark Pearce, in the latest in our ser
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