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Leigh hits the ground running as charities minister

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 15th June 2022 -  “The charity sector has suffered a nine year war on charities, which ended on 21 May this year.” Four weeks after the election, Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury

A new National Strategy for Volunteering is in the works – and you can help shape it

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 23rd May 2022 -  A new survey reveals that volunteer numbers have dropped in Australia since COVID, as work gets underway on the first national strategy in a decade. Organisations or groups that involve

News to get your tail wagging – Guide Dogs NSW is putting a call out for Puppy Raisers!

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 18th May 2022 -  Fancy yourself as a puppy parent? This National Volunteer Week, Guide Dogs NSW is calling on everyday Australians to open their homes and doggie doors to the fluffiest fosters around,

Leigh faces the sector’s concerns

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 16th May 2022 -  Ahead of this week’s federal election, Pro Bono News sat down with shadow assistant minister for charities Andrew Leigh to put some of the sector’s concerns – raised in our recent election

Predictions for 2022: Volunteering

Mark Pearce, 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.  In my predictions

The contribution of a board member’s time is worth more than money

Mark Pearce, Wednesday, 17th November 2021 -  Recent research has stressed the importance of board participation in giving. But here Volunteering Australia CEO Mark Pearce shares an alternative view on the importance of prioritising

Volunteering gets blueprint for the future

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 1st November 2021 -  Volunteering Australia will lead the development of a national strategy to identify current problems in the volunteering sector and how to tackle them  With the past two years characterised

The culturally diverse deficit in our emergency services

Maggie Coggan, 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  When Zulfi

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,
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