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VCOSS Clearinghouse Funding Case Supported by Independent Evaluation

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 8th December 2009 -  VCOSS case for long term funding for its Training and Development Clearinghouse strengthened by the findings of independent evaluation.

Government to Develop National Volunteering Strategy

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 10th November 2009 -  The Rudd Government has begun discussions with the Third Sector and State and Territory Ministers to develop a National Volunteering Strategy.

National Volunteer Week 2010 Theme Announced

Staff Reporter, Monday, 28th September 2009 -  Volunteering Australia (VA) has announced the theme for National Volunteer Week, 10-16 May 2010 - Volunteering: Now, more than ever

US Volunteers Cut Back on Time

Staff Reporter, Monday, 28th September 2009 -  American volunteers are cutting back their time in the wake of the economic downturn. A new report says they are suffering from a condition called "civic foreclosure" - an ailment that is limiting the range and depth of their civic engageme

National Survey of Volunteering Issues

Staff Reporter, Monday, 14th September 2009 -  Volunteering Australia has launched the 2009 National Survey of Volunteering Issues with its online survey.

NSW Volunteer of the Year Award – Nominate Online

Staff Reporter, Monday, 31st August 2009 -  Nominate someone for one of the NSW Volunteer of the Year Award categories in 2009 via the online nomination form.

Progress on Volunteering National Standards Review

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 20th August 2009 -  The first stage of a national review of Standards for Involving Volunteers in Not for Profit Organisations has seen a call for a refinement in the approach to managing volunteers rather than a major re-write.

Volunteers and the Economic Downturn

Staff Reporter, Monday, 3rd August 2009 -  In the US the economic downturn has seen Not for Profit job losses and reduced working hours as the severe fiscal stress takes hold - but how have up to 60% of organisations claimed to have been able to maintain their services? A new report says a he

BP Petrol Vouchers for 5000 Volunteers

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 9th June 2009 -  BP Australia has notified nearly 5,000 volunteers from hundreds of Not for Profit organisations across Australia that they were the recipients of free fuel to assist them in their volunteering work.

New Guide to Volunteering in Australia

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 9th June 2009 -  Volunteer West in Victoria works with hundreds of newly arrived migrants each year, who are keen to volunteer as a way of learning more about the Australian community and as a way of giving their time and skills to their new country.
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