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The end of ‘voluntourism’ and the rise of skilled volunteers

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 28th March 2022 -  In a saturated digital landscape, “traditional volunteering” is fading as skilled volunteers meet the technological demands not for profits need to thrive, writes Victor Lee.

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Predictions for 2022: Volunteering

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 21st February 2022 -  2022 can be a year of positive change for volunteering, writes Volunteering Australia CEO Mark Pearce, in the latest in our series of social sector predictions for 2022. 

The culturally diverse deficit in our emergency services

Danielle Kutchel, Thursday, 30th September 2021 -  New research finds many culturally diverse people face barriers to becoming an emergency services volunteer, but encouraging more diversity comes with a lot of benefits 

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Predictions for 2021: Volunteering

Danielle Kutchel, Tuesday, 16th February 2021 -  While 2020 bore witness to a hastening of the effects of some key long-term structural trends in volunteering, 2021 affords us a chance to rebuild through greater collaboration, cooperation and innovation, writes Mark Pearce, in the latest in our ser

Remote volunteering – continuing to support organisations overseas

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 5th October 2020 -  When COVID-19 forced the Australian Volunteers Program to suspend travel, the organisation pivoted to remote volunteering to ensure it could continue to support the more than 600 overseas organisations it works with. 

Look how far we’ve come: Volunteering

Danielle Kutchel, Thursday, 11th June 2020 -  “I think that as a sector, we are valuing volunteer contributions more and more… we're expanding our view and recognising the many diverse ways that people contribute.”          

Australian volunteering over 20 years: A timeline

Danielle Kutchel, Thursday, 11th June 2020 -  Volunteering in Australia has shifted immensely over the past two decades. We take a look back through the Pro Bono News archives to re-examine some of the major moments that have defined the sector. 

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Volunteering and COVID-19

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 20th May 2020 -  As we celebrate National Volunteer Week, it is hard not to focus on the current situation and the profound impact it is having on volunteering, writes Adrienne Picone, CEO of Volunteering Australia.
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