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Volunteering: The ultimate act of kindness

Andrew Cairns, Tuesday, 16th July 2019 -  Andrew Cairns, CEO of Community Sector Banking, considers how we can grow volunteerism in businesses to build a stronger civil society. There is great reward in the act of volunteering.

How volunteering developed Lachlan’s career

Contributor, Monday, 1st July 2019 -  Sydney-based construction manager Lachlan James spent two years in the Philippines working with a human rights NGO, where he learnt the skills to take his career in a new exciting

Are we thinking about volunteering all wrong?

Ebony Gaylor, Tuesday, 25th June 2019 -  Organisations need to better understand how they provide value to individuals and the broader network, not just meet the needs of a specific program, as we move towards a more decentralised

Case study: Using matched-control groups to evaluate a volunteering scheme

Geoff Mulgan, Monday, 3rd June 2019 -  Do volunteers in hospitals make a difference? This programme used matched control groups in adjacent hospital wards to capture the impact of hospital volunteers, writes Geoff Mulgan,

Volunteering helps new arrivals develop a sense of belonging in Australia

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 29th May 2019 -  Australia’s refugee and migrant communities are embracing volunteering as a way to combat feelings of isolation, despite many organisations lacking the resources to offer suitable

Building communities in a changing environment

Contributor, Tuesday, 14th May 2019 -  Volunteering Victoria chief executive Scott Miller discusses some of the themes he sees as being relevant to this year’s National Volunteer Week forum on social policy. Volunteering

Volunteering gets half a million dollar funding boost

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 1st May 2019 -  The volunteering sector has received a pre-election funding gift from the federal government worth almost $500,000. Social Services Minister Paul Fletcher announced half a million

What volunteering wants: For the voluntary workforce to be valued and invested in

Adrienne Picone, Tuesday, 30th April 2019 -  It is time for our political leaders to recognise the varying skills, abilities and value of Australia’s diverse volunteering community and appropriately invest and support this

Rural volunteers in crisis

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 20th March 2019 -  Rural Western Australian volunteers are under immense stress, and receive little government support despite being the “lifeblood” of most communities, new research has found.

Energise, Enhance and Connect at Volunteering Victoria’s 2019 State Conference

Contributor, Tuesday, 12th March 2019 -  With only a few months to go until its second state conference, Volunteering Victoria is thrilled to announce an impressive lineup of speakers that will energise, enhance and connect

Volunteers Speak Out on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Luke Michael, Friday, 1st March 2019 -  Australian volunteers are feeling unprotected at work because of gaps in the law that leave them vulnerable to sexual harassment, a workplace survey has found. Results from Volunteering

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
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