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UK Volunteering Surges in Recession

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 2nd February 2010 -  UK sees large increase in volunteering during the recession but finds major stresses in overloaded volunteering systems

US Volunteering Up Amid Tough Economic Times

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 2nd February 2010 -  More Americans are volunteering despite the tough economic times according to US labour figures.

Volunteer Mentor Program Gets Financial Boost

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 2nd February 2010 -  Volunteer mentoring program, 'Golden Gurus', gets a $500,000 kickstart from Productive Ageing Package

Corporate Philanthropy remains strong despite global slowdown

Lina Caneva, Monday, 1st February 2010 -  Government report finds Australian corporates continue with community support despite the GFC

Rudd Government Confirms Financial Support for Volunteering Australia

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 22nd December 2009 -  Rudd Government re-affirms its financial support for Volunteering Australia

Equal Opportunity Act To Extend to Victorian Volunteers

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 22nd December 2009 -  The proposed changes to the Victorian Equal Opportunity Act extends coverage to volunteers

Framework for Dealing with Spontaneous Volunteers

Staff Reporter, Monday, 21st December 2009 -  Red Cross Australia is developing a national framework for the use of spontaneous volunteers in emergencies

National Survey of Volunteering Issues

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 8th December 2009 -  Volunteering Australia releases its National Survey of Volunteering Issues

More Focus on Volunteering Urged of Productivity Commission

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 8th December 2009 -  Volunteering Victoria calls for greater recognition of volunteer groups by the Productivity Commission.

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.
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