Guide to Giving

Tag : Volunteer

Ignite, Invigorate, and Inspire Volunteering

Contributor, Thursday, 7th June 2018 -  Volunteers and the organisations that support them are the lifeblood of the Australian community, writes Volunteering Australia ahead of the 2018 National Volunteering Conference.

Power to the Hosts: How to Fix Volunteer Tourism

Contributor, Wednesday, 18th April 2018 -  Dr Pascal Scherrer and Jessica Steele explore how “the feel-good darling of tourism” became so tarnished and how it can be fixed, in this article which was first published in The Conversation.

Charity Says Volunteer Card is a Must

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 7th January 2016 -  South Australia’s largest community-based volunteer organisation has called on the State Government to introduce a volunteer card system. Releasing its wish list for 2016,…

Volunteering Expectations Must Be Clear – Report

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 6th October 2015 -  The volunteering experience for university students and the organisations they help can be improved if expectations are clear before the volunteer activity begins, according…

Red Tape Cuts Heralded for Philanthropy

Lina Caneva, Friday, 29th May 2015 -  The Abbott Government has vowed to cut red tape in an effort to boost philanthropy in Australia. Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Social Services Minister Scott Morrison…

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…


Volunteer Managers – Time to Take Us Seriously

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 12th May 2015 -  The role of volunteer managers is often under-valued, under-resourced and under-paid but it’s time to change this and show that they are skilled people in project management,

Matchmaking Tool for NFPs

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 28th April 2015 -  A Melbourne entrepreneur has created a new online tool he claims will enable Not for Profits to connect easier with people looking for life-enriching opportunities such as volunteer…

Recording Volunteer Contributions

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 23rd April 2015 -  New Australian research is set to investigate the extent to which Not for Profit organisations currently record and report on their volunteer-contributed services. Researcher…

Not for Profits Struggling to Define Skilled Volunteering Needs

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 11th March 2015 -  The inability of Not for Profits to define and package skilled volunteering opportunities for corporate employees blocks companies from offering more of their time and expertise,…


Keeping the Conversation Going!

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 20th October 2014 -  A lifelong dedication to volunteering, a love of meeting people and a desire to ‘keep the conversation going’ keeps the founding President of Volunteering Australia…

Why Don’t Aussies Volunteer?

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 14th October 2014 -  A new Curtin University research project is examining why people choose not to volunteer and how Australia can build a sustainable volunteer sector. The three-year study, led by…
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