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Volunteering Victoria’s Inaugural Award Winners

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 5th November 2015 -  Volunteering Victoria has announced the six winner of the inaugural State Awards showcasing the commitment, diversity and impact of Victoria’s volunteer managers, volunteering programs and volunteer-involving organisations.

New Calculator Measures Volunteer Impact

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 5th November 2015 -  Peak bodies, Volunteering Tasmania and WA, have launched an online tool to accurately understand the economic impact of Not for Profit volunteer programs, to coincide with International Volunteer Managers Day.

Volunteering Expectations Must Be Clear – Report

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 6th October 2015 -  The volunteering experience for university students and the organisations they help can be improved if expectations are clear before the volunteer activity begins, according to a team of researchers from six Australian universities.

Mentors Needed to Help Students Navigate Career Paths

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 5th October 2015 -  An army of volunteers is needed by Christmas to deliver The Smith Family’s 2016 iTrack online mentoring program, an initiative providing guidance to high school students on their post school options.

Victorian Volunteer Award Finalists Announced

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 22nd September 2015 -  Twenty-two finalists from the volunteering sector have been shortlisted across six categories for Volunteering Victoria’s inaugural State Awards.

Nominate for Human Rights Community Award

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 8th September 2015 -  Nominations are about to close for the 2015 Tony Fitzgerald Memorial Community Award to be presented at the Australian Human Rights Awards ceremony in December.

QLD To Investigate Volunteer Numbers

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 6th August 2015 -  New research into how and why Queenslanders volunteer may be key to combatting the decline of people who volunteer regularly, according to the Cancer Council Queensland.

Charities Working Overseas Dominate Volunteers – Report

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 30th July 2015 -  Despite making up only 15 per cent of Australian charities, those that operate overseas are responsible for more than a third of the country’s two million volunteers, according to a new report by Curtin University.

Opinion

Calling All Volunteers – What’s in a Name?

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 30th July 2015 -  What’s in a name? Quite a lot it would seem, if the extensive and at times impassioned conversation about the definition of volunteering has been anything to go by, writes the CEO of Volunteering Tasmania, Adrienne Picone.

Analysis

Perfect Match: Harnessing Big Data to Find the Right Volunteers

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 18th June 2015 -  Australia’s growing army of volunteers is presenting Not for Profits with a unique problem – finding the right kind of volunteer and IT expert Nathan Sri writes that data-mining might be the solution.
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