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Volunteering Conference Ends on High Note

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 4th November 2010 -  The 13th National Conference on Volunteering wrapped up on a high note in Melbourne late last week as participants were buoyed by discussions on the future of volunteering.

Volunteers Tweet to Success

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 4th November 2010 -  Pro Bono Australia’s push to engage delegates from the National Conference on Volunteering on twitter has had great success.

Call for New Direction for Volunteer Peak Bodies

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 28th October 2010 -  The focus of peak volunteering bodies needs to move away from brokerage and towards information sharing and capacity building, according to a European expert.

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Measuring the Impact of Volunteering

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 27th October 2010 -  Measuring social impact is a complex task but a huge amount of work needs to be done in Australia to measure the impact of volunteering, according to Lems Hems from the Centre for Social Impact.

Baby Boomers “The Golden Age of Volunteering”

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 27th October 2010 -  Aging Baby Boomers will create a golden age of volunteering over the next decade, according to demographer Bernard Salt.

Volunteering Now Centre of Gillard Policy Agenda

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 27th October 2010 -  Volunteerism has been placed at the centre of the Gillard Government's policy agenda and elevated to the office of the Prime Minister, the National Volunteering Conference in Melbourne has been told.

Australia Triumphs at Global Fundraising Awards

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 21st October 2010 -  An iconic Australian charity and an Aussie volunteer have triumphed at the Resource Alliance Global Awards for fundraising – the world’s first global awards for fundraising - announced in the Netherlands.

Recognising NFP Office Heroes : FABO Awards Announced

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 20th October 2010 -  The Manager of the Aboriginal Resource Centre in Port August, South Australia, Vicki Dodd, has won the top prize in the inaugural Not for Profit FABO Awards.

Unpaid Carers Provide $41 billion Each Year

Staff Reporter, Monday, 18th October 2010 -  It would cost nearly $41 billion per year to replace Australia’s 2.9 million unpaid carers according to a new report released by peak body Carers Australia.

The Globalisation of Corporate Volunteering

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 12th October 2010 -  One of volunteering’s biggest growth markets, corporate volunteering will be a major topic at Volunteering Australia's national conference later this month.
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