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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.

Fuel Vouchers for Aussie Volunteers

Staff Reporter, Monday, 4th July 2011 -  The popular ‘Vouchers for Volunteers’ program is on again, with Australian Not for Profit organisations able to apply for free fuel vouchers from BP.

Sexual Harassment and Volunteers: Information Pack

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 30th June 2011 -  Volunteering Victoria has produced an information pack to help volunteers and organisations to understand and meet their responsibilities under new legislation which includes important changes to the way sexual harassment law applies to volunteers.

Volunteers and the Equal Pay Claim

Staff Reporter, Friday, 24th June 2011 -  Australia’s informal, unpaid or non-professional modes of care work should not be forgotten in the current equal pay claim for community workers.

National Volunteering Conference Heads to Brisbane

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 16th June 2011 -  Less than twelve months after the largest volunteering effort in Queensland’s history, Brisbane is set to hold Volunteering Australia’s National Conference on Volunteering 2011.

Social Media Key to Engaging Young Volunteers

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 26th May 2011 -  A new report on engaging young people in volunteering in Tasmania has called for organisations to embrace websites and social networking.

New Body to Coordinate Overseas Volunteer Programs

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 26th May 2011 -  Four of Australian’s overseas volunteer programs combine into a single program to make it easier for more people to volunteer in developing countries easier.
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