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Volunteer Peak Bodies to Amalgamate into New Funding Model

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 23rd February 2012 -  Funding for Volunteering Australia and state and territory peak bodies will be amalgamated into a new National Project Fund under new funding arrangements announced by the Federal Government.

One-week Makeover is ‘Mission Possible’ for Corporate Volunteers

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 21st February 2012 -  It could be a script for a reality TV show but organisers of a corporate volunteer ‘makeover’ for a major welfare organisation say they are already on a winner.

Volunteerism Through the Eyes of Children

Staff Reporter, Friday, 10th February 2012 -  What does volunteerism look like through the eyes of children? This is what a group of people at the online volunteer service, UN Volunteers, wanted to find out when they started a children’s book initiative.

National Volunteer Week 2012 – ‘Volunteers – Every One Counts’

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 8th February 2012 -  National Volunteer Week (NVW) will be celebrated this year from the 14-20 May 2012.

Volunteer Assistance Package for Work Health & Safety Laws

Staff Reporter, Friday, 3rd February 2012 -  Joint Federal and State workers compensation organisation, Safe Work Australia, has launched a new volunteer assistance package aimed at assisting volunteers and volunteer organisations affected by the new work health and safety (WHS) laws.

“No Cost” Initiative Bridges Skills Gap for Australian Charities

Staff Reporter, Friday, 3rd February 2012 -  Australian Not for Profits are being given the opportunity to source a full-time employee to assist in the growth of their charity for a year, at no cost to the organisation.

Caring and Sharing Kids More Likely to Volunteer – Study

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 2nd February 2012 -  Kids and teens who have more exposure to character-building skills such as sharing, being kind and helping others, are more likely to volunteer in their communities, and with greater frequency, according to new research.

Toyota & Conservation Volunteers Partnership Finds $4.3 million in Social Benefits

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 31st January 2012 -  An assessment of a nine-year partnership between Conservation Volunteers Australia and car giant, Toyota Australia has found sustainable gains for the environment, community and business equating to more than $4.3 million in social benefits.

Queensland Floods: One Year On

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 12th January 2012 -  It’s a year since devastating floods swept through Queensland, claiming 35 lives and affecting more than 200,00 people but also revealing an incredible community spirit.

Top Ten Tips for Planning Volunteer Roles

Staff Reporter, Monday, 19th December 2011 -  When it comes to managing volunteers, a little bit of planning makes all the difference for both the organisation and volunteer. Here are our top tips for planning volunteer roles.
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