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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

‘Silent heroes’ of 2020 left on the sidelines by the budget

Wendy Williams, Monday, 12th October 2020 -  MP Andrew Leigh say the government “doesn’t seem to realise” the contribution that charities make, as Labor outlines its vision for a fairer society in its budget reply speech

Connecting in a crisis

Andrew Leigh, Tuesday, 29th September 2020 -  In an extract from their new book, Reconnected: A community builder’s handbook, Andrew Leigh and Nick Terrell consider how large-scale emergencies boost social capital,

Australian volunteering over 20 years: A timeline

Luke Michael, Thursday, 11th June 2020 -  Volunteering in Australia has shifted immensely over the past two decades. We take a look back through the Pro Bono News archives to re-examine some of the major moments that have defined

Preparing for a pandemic

Contributor, Monday, 1st June 2020 -  Maluk Timor is one of more than 600 organisations the Australian Volunteers Program works with across Asia-Pacific. Executive director Dr Jeremy Beckett explains how the organisation

Look how far we’ve come

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 21st May 2020 -  It can be hard to spot moments of progress in the day to day. But change stands out over decades. As Pro Bono News celebrates its 20th birthday, we launch a series looking at how far the

Volunteering and COVID-19

Adrienne Picone, Wednesday, 20th May 2020 -  As we celebrate National Volunteer Week, it is hard not to focus on the current situation and the profound impact it is having on volunteering, writes Adrienne Picone, CEO of Volunteering

Three reasons why volunteering now is great for the community and your career

Maggie Coggan, Sunday, 17th May 2020 -  We sit down with the head of Volunteering Australia to find out more  Thanks to lockdown restrictions, most of us have had a lot of spare time on our hands.  While you could bake another

COVID-19 set to cause a major giving downturn

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 22nd April 2020 -  Funding models of many for-purpose organisations could come under significant pressure in the future    The coronavirus pandemic could see giving in Australia fall by almost 20

Is coronavirus reshaping volunteering?

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 21st April 2020 -  The volunteering sector has taken a massive hit during COVID-19. We take a look at what that means for the future of the sector. The outbreak of COVID-19 has left an enormous workforce
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