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Govt Urged to ‘Share the Love’ on Volunteer Funding

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 14th February 2017 -  Representatives from Australia’s volunteer management sector converged on Canberra on Tuesday to appeal to the government to restore federal funding for their operations.

Dismantling Volunteer Funding

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 8th February 2017 -  Volunteering Australia has warned that the dismantling of the Strengthening Communities grants and the introduction of the Strong and Resilient Communities grants in 2018 will have a major impact on the volunteer sector.

Volunteering Tasmania Appoints New CEO

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 22nd December 2016 -  Tasmania’s peak body for volunteering has appointed a new CEO following the departure of Adrienne Picone who is taking the helm as the CEO for Volunteering Australia in Canberra in the new year.

Governor General New Chief Patron of Volunteering Australia

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 20th October 2016 -  Volunteering Australia (VA) has secured Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) as its new chief patron.

Changemaker

Always Respect Your Elders

Wendy Williams, Monday, 17th October 2016 -  Anne Fairhall is a Victorian volunteer and carer advocate for people living with dementia. She is this week’s Changemaker.

Volunteering Australia CEO Brett Williamson Stands Down

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 6th September 2016 -  Volunteering is the heart and soul of society says Volunteering Australia CEO Brett Williamson OAM who has announced he is set to stand down at the end of the year.

Hot Topic

Seven Ideas to Improve Volunteering Engagement and Effectiveness

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 30th August 2016 -  Taking a design-thinking approach to reframe the future of volunteering at a recent Not for Profit and corporate workshop has delivered seven key ideas to help improve volunteering engagement and effectiveness, write Spark Strategy’s Laura Reed and

Federal Election

Election Candidates Asked to ‘Vote for Volunteering’

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 16th June 2016 -  Peak body, Volunteering Australia has launched its federal election platform called Vote for Volunteering, calling on candidates to formally take an online “pledge” to show their support.

Opinion

Federal Government Could Fund Volunteer Management Instead of ‘Illegal’ Internships

Sue Noble, Tuesday, 14th June 2016 -  Imagine the possibilities if $840 million of federal funding was channelled into training youth in the volunteer sector rather than supporting for-profit businesses, writes Sue Noble, CEO of Volunteering Victoria.

Community Leaders Recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Lina Caneva, Monday, 13th June 2016 -  Arts philanthropist Roslyn Packer and social entrepreneur and founder of Engineers Without Borders Danny Almagor are two of the hundreds of community sector leaders who have been recognised in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
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