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Tag : Volunteering

Government Launches Campaign to Stop Orphanage Tourism

Luke Michael, Friday, 2nd March 2018 -  The federal government has launched a new campaign to discourage Australians from engaging in misleading overseas volunteer programs, which are contributing to child exploitation


Predictions for 2018: Volunteering

Adrienne Picone, Monday, 5th February 2018 -  2018 will be a busy year for the volunteering sector, writes Volunteering Australia CEO Adrienne Picone, as part of a series of 2018 predictions from leading experts across the social


Vote Yes for Volunteering

Gemma Rygate, Thursday, 18th January 2018 -  The provocative notion that volunteering does not make the world a better place is nonsense, writes Gemma Rygate, the chief executive of The Centre for Volunteering. In her recent

New Research Measures the Value of Volunteers for People With Disability

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 9th January 2018 -  A major new research project has been launched in a bid to measure the value of volunteers for people with disabilities and to identify models of best practice that will pave the way

Practitioners Go the Extra Mile for a Good Cause

Contributor, Tuesday, 19th December 2017 -  Volunteering can enrich your life with new purpose and put your hard-earned skills to work at the same time, writes Nina Hendy in this article that first appeared in CPA Australia’s


Value Enabled by Volunteers, Extends to the Sector and Requires Investment

Adrienne Picone, Tuesday, 5th December 2017 -  In the face of a national decrease in formal volunteer participation, coupled with an increase in the demand for services that volunteers provide, now is the time to increase the investment

Volunteering Tasmania Forced to Close Launceston Office

Luke Michael, Thursday, 21st September 2017 -  Volunteering Tasmania has said there is no need to be concerned about the future of the organisation, despite having to close its second office in the space of just 15 months. The Launceston

Moves to Stop Volunteering at Overseas Orphanages

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 13th September 2017 -  The push to stop Australians supporting and volunteering at overseas orphanages is gathering momentum, after a major volunteer travel company agreed to end its association with

More Australians Are Giving Time Not Money

Wendy Williams, Monday, 11th September 2017 -  More Australian’s are giving their time but not their money, according to two new reports released at the Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit on Monday. The reports, which form

A Shift To Volunteering in the NFP Sector

Contributor, Wednesday, 30th August 2017 -  There is an increasing desire for Australians to be involved in charitable organisations in an experiential way, according to social researcher organisation McCrindle which will


Volunteering and the ‘Non-Ongoing Funding’ Caveat

Alison Lai, Monday, 21st August 2017 -  The not-for-profit sector has a job to do to convince the federal government to put funding for volunteering towards the top of its long-term priority list and not on the bottom, despite

Volunteers Need Acknowledgement in NDIS Safeguards

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 2nd August 2017 -  Peak Body Volunteering Australia wants the role of volunteers to be fully acknowledged in new legislation aimed at protecting people with disability from poor quality or unsafe…
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