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A new National Strategy for Volunteering is in the works – and you can help shape it

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 23rd May 2022 -  A new survey reveals that volunteer numbers have dropped in Australia since COVID, as work gets underway on the first national strategy in a decade.

Volunteering gets blueprint for the future

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 1st November 2021 -  Volunteering Australia will lead the development of a national strategy to identify current problems in the volunteering sector and how to tackle them 

New changes to Sex Discrimination Act leave many volunteers behind

Danielle Kutchel, Tuesday, 14th September 2021 -  “It is time we support volunteers and ensure they are all protected from workplace sexual harassment.” 

Opinion

It’s time to recognise, reconnect and reimagine volunteering

Danielle Kutchel, Tuesday, 18th May 2021 -  National Volunteer Week 2021 challenges us to think imaginatively about a tomorrow in which volunteering can thrive, as we celebrate the contributions of the volunteers of today, writes Mark Pearce, CEO of Volunteering Australia.

The resource hub recharging Australian volunteering

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 1st March 2021 -  A new online hub features 350 resources including videos, templates, guides, research, and factsheets for volunteer managers

The struggle to reinvigorate volunteering in a COVID-19 world

Danielle Kutchel, Tuesday, 16th February 2021 -  Volunteering advocates say a national volunteering strategy is desperately needed

Opinion

Now is the time to invest in the strategic adaptation of volunteering

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 2nd December 2020 -  Volunteering Australia CEO Mark Pearce considers the structural issues facing volunteering in light of the challenges we’ve seen this year and longer-term trends, in this article adapted from a presentation given in a recent Pro Bono Australia webi

Save the Children and Volunteering Australia join forces to reignite volunteer workforce

Danielle Kutchel, Tuesday, 24th November 2020 -  It’s hoped the partnership will drive a rethink of the value of volunteering in Australia

Volunteers are critical to bushfire recovery, but it takes coordination

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 4th November 2020 -  A new report says if volunteers are not sufficiently prepared and trained in disaster situations, they may hamper recovery efforts. 

Volunteering in Victoria thrives, but at what cost?

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 19th October 2020 -  The State of Volunteering report is the first of its kind 
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