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Confirmed – Volunteering Is Good for You

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 9th October 2012 -  A US study has confirmed what Australian volunteers have known for some time - that ‘giving’ during the holidays, or at any time, not only helps others but helps volunteers to lead to a happier and healthier life.

Volunteering Australia Reinvented

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 13th September 2012 -  A reinvented national volunteering peak body, Volunteering Australia, could take up to 12 months to re-establish itself in Canberra with a changed constitution and a new membership drive.

Volunteers Worth More to Australia Than Mining

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 28th August 2012 -  A University of Adelaide study has found that volunteering in Australia is now worth more than the mining industry, declaring the true extent of its monetary value to be more than $200 billion a year.

Flash Mob App For WA Volunteers

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 21st August 2012 -  A new web and mobile phone application is set to change the face of volunteering in Western Australia.

Tasmanian Volunteering Redefined Under New Breakaway Principles

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 24th July 2012 -  Volunteering Tasmania has broken away from the national volunteering body to release a new set of principles to redefine what it means to be a volunteer.

Volunteers Honoured in Aged Care Awards

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 21st June 2012 -  Volunteers in South Australia and the Northern Territory have been honoured at an awards ceremony in Adelaide, including the man behind the Not for Profit organisation, Men’s Shed.

Volunteering WA Assumes Responsibility for New GoVolunteer

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 19th June 2012 -  Volunteering WA will be assuming responsibility for the administration and support of GoVolunteer - a volunteer recruitment websites set up by peak body Volunteering Australia.

Amnesty Australia Calls for Volunteers

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 5th June 2012 -  Amnesty International Australia is calling for volunteers from across the country to assist with its upcoming human rights campaign.

National Volunteer Grants Open

Staff Reporter, Monday, 4th June 2012 -  Applications for the Federal Government’s National Volunteer Grants for 2012 are now open, with $16 million available to Not for Profit organisations around the country.

Feedback Sought On ‘Volunteering Portal’ Website

Lina Caneva, Friday, 1st June 2012 -  Victoria’s Volunteering Portal, a government-run website, is calling on Not for Profit organisations to complete a survey aimed at improving the recruitment and support of volunteers.
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