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National Volunteer Week shines a spotlight on volunteers

Mark Pearce, Monday, 16th May 2022 -  National Volunteer Week is a great opportunity to acknowledge freely given effort, but the nature of volunteering is evolving, writes Volunteering Australia CEO Mark Pearce. Every

Volunteering in a time of COVID

Mark Pearce, Monday, 6th December 2021 -  As International Volunteer Day is celebrated, Mark Pearce highlights new research revealing the profound experiences of volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This weekend,

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

New changes to Sex Discrimination Act leave many volunteers behind

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 14th September 2021 -  “It is time we support volunteers and ensure they are all protected from workplace sexual harassment.”  Under new changes to the Sex Discrimination Act, some volunteers and unpaid

Changemaker

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,

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

The resource hub recharging Australian volunteering

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 1st March 2021 -  A new online hub features 350 resources including videos, templates, guides, research, and factsheets for volunteer managers Volunteering Australia is launching an online resource

The struggle to reinvigorate volunteering in a COVID-19 world

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 16th February 2021 -  Volunteering advocates say a national volunteering strategy is desperately needed Australian organisations are struggling to re-engage their volunteering workforce, with

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

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
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