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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.

Looking for Local Heroes

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 9th June 2009 -  Local residents in Victoria have the opportunity to recognise and reward the special individuals living in their neighbourhood when nominations for the IGA Community Chest Unsung Heroes (CCUH) Awards open on 1 June 2009.

VA Call for Funding Support Helps Volunteers

Staff Reporter, Monday, 25th May 2009 -  Volunteering Australia (VA) called on state and federal governments to ensure that funding to support volunteers grows in line with current demands during the recent Volunteer Week celebrations - a call that has garnered some success.

PM Praises Community Service Organisations

Staff Reporter, Monday, 11th May 2009 -  Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has praises Australia's Community Services organisations and in particular Lions Clubs, describing them as an important part of our national family.

“The Extraordinaries” – Volunteering In An Instant!

Staff Reporter, Monday, 11th May 2009 -  In an age of instant everything here's a new take on volunteering - via the mobile phone. A group in the US calling itself "The Extraordinaries" has developed what they describe as a new approach to volunteering.

PM’s Community Business Partnership Take 2

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 21st May 2002 -  The Prime Minister's Community Business Partnership (PMCBP) was given funding in the Federal Budget for the next three years, but the partnership will operate in a much changed and expanded format.
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