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We see a person from behind. They are wearing a red and blue shirt with the word volunteer on the back, and a red cap. They are standing in front of a building and some people.

Is corporate volunteering the answer to our volunteering woes?

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 5th December 2022 -  Corporate volunteering programs benefit both workplaces and volunteer-involving organisations, but they take some work to get things right.


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Vox Pop: moving away from volunteer reliance

Contributor, Monday, 19th September 2022 -  Senior managers at five Australian charities describe how they aim to disrupt the for purpose sector with unique business models, rather than relying on traditional volunteer workforces. 
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Program aims to create culture of volunteering in Tasmania

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 22nd August 2022 -  The program is designed not only to celebrate Tasmania’s young volunteers, but also to allow them to use their experience for education and employment opportunities.


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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.


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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. 
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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 


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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
Australian Volunteer Robyn Whitney volunteers at Wangsel Institute for the Deaf, Paro, Bhutan as a Deaf Education Teacher Trainer. In this photo she is having a chat with Chencho Dem, senior teacher II and interpreter.

Remote volunteering – continuing to support organisations overseas

Danielle Kutchel, 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. 
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Look how far we’ve come: Volunteering

Danielle Kutchel, 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.”          


a collection photos of people waving hands of thanks as part of Volunteering Australia's #waveforvolunteers.

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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