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Volunteer Work Leads to Employment: Survey

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 22nd September 2011 -  Despite hiring managers saying they value volunteer work equally with paid work when evaluating a candidate, less than 50 precent of Australians include volunteer work on their resumes, according to new research.

Examining the Volunteer Landscape in Australia

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 20th September 2011 -  With 18 workshops and 54 presentations, the three-day National Conference on Volunteering 2011 promises to provide a wealth of information, analysis and debate on every aspect of volunteering and volunteer management.

Humanitarian Engineering – Overseas Placements for Socially Conscious Engineers

Staff Reporter, Friday, 16th September 2011 -  Engineers Without Borders is currently searching for engineers willing to share their skills in developing countries including India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Timor Leste. There are 13 positions available across a range of engineering

Volunteering Victoria Seeks Views on the Equal Opportunity Act

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 8th September 2011 -  Volunteering Victoria is running an online survey to try to gauge the impact among local community organisations of the recent changes to the Victorian Equal Opportunity Act.

Call for Volunteers to Help at Gold Coast Schoolies 2011

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 1st September 2011 -  Crime Stoppers Queensland has begun recruiting volunteers as part of the 2011 Gold Coast Schoolies Support Service Team.

New GoVolunteer Partnership with SEEK

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 1st September 2011 -  As part of a major initiative of IYV+10, Volunteering Australia in collaboration with SEEK is to launch a new GoVolunteer service.

Americans Devoted 8.1 Billion Hours to Volunteering in 2010 – New Report

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 18th August 2011 -  US Volunteers provide a powerful economic and social benefit to their communities with 62.8 million adults serving almost 8.1 billion hours through organisations in 2010, according to new research by the Corporation for National and Community Service

Flood Damage Forces Volunteering Australia National Conference Changes

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 11th August 2011 -  Volunteering Australia has been forced to change the date and location of its National Conference due to flood-related problems affecting the Brisbane Convention Centre.

From Disaster to Resilience for QLD Flood Victims

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 21st July 2011 -  Volunteering Queensland has launched Australia’s first interactive online disaster preparedness tool.

Brisbane Students Reveal International Volunteering Experience

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 21st July 2011 -  A number of Brisbane secondary students have had a life changing experience helping to build new schools for cyclone ravaged Vanuatu.
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