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Keeping the Conversation Going!

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 20th October 2014 -  A lifelong dedication to volunteering, a love of meeting people and a desire to ‘keep the conversation going’ keeps the founding President of Volunteering Australia and the past World President of The International Association for Volunteer Effor

Finalists Named in Community Leaders Awards

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 15th October 2014 -  Not for Profit leaders from across Australia have been named as finalists in the 2014 Westpac Community Leaders Awards.

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‘Context is King’ a Favourite for NFP Leader

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 13th October 2014 -  Bates was Deputy CEO of Volunteering Australia, between 2003 and 2007 and was recently elected World President of the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE). Bates is this week's Changemaker.

Top Honours for Avid Child Protection Campaigner

Xavier Smerdon, Friday, 10th October 2014 -  Tireless child protection campaigner and Bravehearts volunteer Karen Lindley has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to the community after taking out top honours at the 2014 Sydney city- East 2014 Volunteer of the Year Awards.

Future of Volunteering Peak Still Uncertain

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 25th September 2014 -  The future of the national volunteering peak body remains in doubt, with no future funding commitments and a lack evidence-based data collection, the organisation’s CEO has said.

Barter System for Volunteers

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 25th September 2014 -  A new approach to volunteering in New South Wales that is based on a barter system allowing volunteers to exchange ‘time credits’ for time they volunteer is gaining national support.

Businesses Awarded for Corporate Volunteering

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 24th September 2014 -  The International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) has formally recognised two global companies for excellence in corporate volunteering at its annual conference held recently on the Gold Coast.

The ‘On-Ramp’ and ‘Continuum’ of Corporate Volunteering

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 24th September 2014 -  Microvolunteering and progressive pathways in corporate volunteering programs will lure the millennial workforce as they seek out opportunities to make a difference, an international expert has told a Melbourne workshop.

Volunteering Engagement High in Accounting Profession

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 24th September 2014 -  A social impact study conducted by one of Australia’s major professional accounting bodies has revealed a high level of skilled professional volunteering in the industry.

New Definition for Volunteering?

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 23rd September 2014 -  The volunteering sector must review, and possibly change, its definition of the word volunteering or risk being left behind by the wider Australian community, the sectors’ peak body has said.
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