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National Review of the Definition of Volunteering

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 13th May 2014 -  As Australia celebrates the 25th anniversary of National Volunteer Week peak body, Volunteering Australia says it’s time to challenge long held assumptions of what constitutes volunteering in Australia in 2014.

Opinion

25 Years On… Volunteering in 2014

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 13th May 2014 -  As National Volunteer Week enters its 25th year, Brett Williamson OAM, CEO Volunteering Australia, looks at how volunteering has evolved in Australia.

Hot Topic

Volunteering is Evolving

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 22nd April 2014 -  Volunteering is an act of choice – not an act of benevolence, writes Volunteering Australia patron Margaret Bell AM in this Hot Topic that covers the new trends of volunteering.

Opinion

Investing in Volunteering Underpins Civil Society

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th April 2014 -  If Australia wants to foster a civil society and mutuality, it must develop and promote a thriving volunteering culture, writes Brett Williamson, CEO, Volunteering Australia, and Sue Noble, CEO, Volunteering Victoria.

Hot Topic

Top Tips On Developing An Employee Volunteer Program

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 9th April 2014 -  The opportunity that corporate volunteering offers is enormous says Clare Desira, the Manager of NAB’s Employee Volunteering Program. Desira offers her top tips for businesses looking to start or develop their own employee volunteering program.

Measuring the Invisible Value of Volunteering

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 1st April 2014 -  The economic and social value of community-based organisations and volunteering in Australia is being underestimated, according to a group of University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) researchers.

Microvolunteering On the Rise

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 5th March 2014 -  Demand for microvolunteering actions is increasing around the world, according to new UK research which urges Not for Profits to use this development to their advantage.

Volunteer Funding In Doubt

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 27th February 2014 -  Ongoing funding for Australia’s national and state volunteer peak bodies is set to end on June 30 without any future funding commitments from the Coalition Government, putting programs and workforce planning in doubt.

Pell Promoted to Top Vatican Job

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 25th February 2014 -  Sydney’s Catholic Archbishop Cardinal George Pell has been promoted to a newly-created position in the Vatican to be taken up once he has given evidence to the Royal Commission into Child Sex Abuse.

Analysis

Risk Management Key to Successful Volunteer Program

Staff Reporter, Monday, 24th February 2014 -  The Federal Government’s plans to expand the work-for-the-dole scheme promises plenty of debate about volunteer rights and responsibilities. It’s timely to remember that investing in volunteers is not just about funding, but best practice, writes
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