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Australia’s community sector threatened by ‘a trilogy of terror’

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 24th June 2021 -  NFPs are struggling against an increased demand for services, a reduction in donations and a collapse in volunteering There’s work to do to ensure the community sector survives,

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The power of the volunteer workforce

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 24th May 2021 -  As the CEO of Volunteering Australia, Mark Pearce is on a mission to highlight the work of  volunteers in the country, and see the sector flourish. He’s this week’s Changemaker.  Anyone

It’s time to recognise, reconnect and reimagine volunteering

Mark Pearce, 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,

Volunteering: The ultimate act of kindness

Bruce Argyle, Thursday, 8th April 2021 -  We must change the perception of volunteerism, so it is no longer viewed as a transactional model of helping, but rather an act of making a difference and addressing key issues in society,

The passport to Victoria’s community recovery

Jen Frees, Tuesday, 30th March 2021 -  Particularly in the wake of a pandemic, volunteering is key to community resilience and recovery. With a Volunteer Passport via weVolunteer, it’s easier than ever to make a difference

How to get the most out of your time as a corporate volunteer

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 4th March 2021 -  We speak to Volunteering Australia on how you can do the most as a volunteer Corporate volunteering is a great way to not only help charities run their programs and have more impact but

Predictions for 2021: Volunteering

Mark Pearce, 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,

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

Mark Pearce, 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

Here’s how you can turn your volunteering gig into paid work

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 30th November 2020 -  We talk to Volunteering Australia for some tips  It’s no secret that volunteering can be a great way to give back to your community and a cause you’re passionate about, make friends,

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

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 24th November 2020 -  It’s hoped the partnership will drive a rethink of the value of volunteering in Australia With the outbreak of COVID-19 closing a door for many on in-person volunteering for the best

Volunteers are critical to bushfire recovery, but it takes coordination

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 4th November 2020 -  A new report says if volunteers are not sufficiently prepared and trained in disaster situations, they may hamper recovery efforts.  Volunteers were critical to recovery efforts

Volunteering in Victoria thrives, but at what cost?

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 19th October 2020 -  The State of Volunteering report is the first of its kind  It’s costing Victorians around $1,700 per year to volunteer their time to charity, with new research warning the hidden costs
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