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Reflecting on the voluntary workforce this National Volunteer Week

Adrienne Picone, Thursday, 23rd May 2019 -  To mark National Volunteer Week, Volunteering Australia CEO Adrienne Picone explains the need for improved data collection that includes all forms of volunteering, to gain a better

Predictions for 2019: Volunteering

Adrienne Picone, Thursday, 17th January 2019 -  This year marks 30 years since volunteering was formally recognised during National Volunteer Week. It’s time to turn our attention to ensuring the volunteer sector is adequately

Volunteering Australia Calls for Survey Responses

Paul Carter, Thursday, 19th July 2018 -  Volunteering Australia is urging people to complete its anonymous online survey to help optimise its role as the national peak body for volunteering, working to advance volunteering

Emergency Management Volunteer Scholarships

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 9th May 2017 -  As part of National Volunteer Week, the federal government has finalised the establishment of a million dollar scholarship fund for emergency management volunteers and is calling…

Corporates Pledge Support for National Volunteer Week

Wendy Williams, Friday, 5th May 2017 -  Corporate employees are being called on in their thousands to Take the Volunteer Pledge ahead of National Volunteer Week. The campaign, launched by social enterprise GoodCompany,

Emergency Volunteering Service Launches

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 10th May 2016 -  Volunteering Victoria has launched a pilot program to coordinate volunteers for disaster relief and recovery activities to mark National Volunteer Week. The HelpOUT program,

Informing Volunteers About Mental Health

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 14th May 2015 -  New online resources from Not for Profit beyondblue aim to educate volunteers on how to boost the mental health of older people in their care. Released in conjunction with National…

National Volunteer Funding Still Uncertain

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 15th May 2014 -  As Australia celebrates the 25th anniversary of National Volunteer Week and the Not for Profit sector digests the impact of the Federal Budget there’s still no certainty about…

One in Three West Australians Volunteer

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 15th May 2014 -  One in three West Australians donate their time and effort to volunteer work, according to new figures released as part of National Volunteer Week. State figures show that 1,691,800…

National Review of the Definition of Volunteering

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 13th May 2014 -  As Australia celebrates the 25th anniversary of National Volunteer Week peak body, Volunteering Australia says it’s time to challenge long held assumptions of what constitutes…


25 Years On… Volunteering in 2014

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 13th May 2014 -  As National Volunteer Week enters its 25th year, Brett Williamson OAM, CEO Volunteering Australia, looks at how volunteering has evolved in Australia. This week is the 25th anniversary…

Volunteering Vic Flags Plans for Change

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 24th October 2013 -  Victoria’s peak body for volunteering has foreshadowed the adoption of a new governance model, including a new constitution and a new membership model for the organisation,…
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