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Plibersek Announces Volunteering Advisory Group

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 9th December 2010 -  A Volunteer Advisory Group will be established as part of the Gillard Government’s plan to release a National Volunteering Strategy in 2011.

National Survey of Volunteering Issues

Staff Reporter, Monday, 6th December 2010 -  A significant proportion of Australia's volunteers say their volunteering efforts have provided pathways to paid employment, according to a major national survey.

Tasmania Faces Volunteer Shortage: Report

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 30th November 2010 -  More than 75% of Not for Profit organisations in Tasmania say they need more volunteers in order to continue meeting their community needs, according to a new report.

State of the World Voluteerism Report

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 18th November 2010 -  The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) organisation is preparing the first ever report on the State of the World’s Volunteerism.

Ten Reasons Why International Volunteering Will Help You Get Ahead

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 11th November 2010 -  Opinion | There are plenty of options in the world of ‘voluntourism’, as it is often called, that can have a profound impact on a young volunteers life. Pro Bono Australia journalist, Ryan Witcombe writes about his year of volunteering in develop

National Survey on Volunteering Issues

Staff Reporter, Friday, 5th November 2010 -  Volunteering Australia is calling for input to the National Survey on Volunteering Issues.

Volunteering Conference Ends on High Note

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 4th November 2010 -  The 13th National Conference on Volunteering wrapped up on a high note in Melbourne late last week as participants were buoyed by discussions on the future of volunteering.

Volunteers Tweet to Success

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 4th November 2010 -  Pro Bono Australia’s push to engage delegates from the National Conference on Volunteering on twitter has had great success.

Call for New Direction for Volunteer Peak Bodies

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 28th October 2010 -  The focus of peak volunteering bodies needs to move away from brokerage and towards information sharing and capacity building, according to a European expert.

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Measuring the Impact of Volunteering

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 27th October 2010 -  Measuring social impact is a complex task but a huge amount of work needs to be done in Australia to measure the impact of volunteering, according to Lems Hems from the Centre for Social Impact.
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