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Aussie companies urged to get more employees volunteering

Luke Michael, Friday, 19th July 2019 -  The time corporates spend volunteering has not seen significant growth over the past decade despite increasing recognition of the value to employees and businesses, a new report

Volunteering helps new arrivals develop a sense of belonging in Australia

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 29th May 2019 -  Australia’s refugee and migrant communities are embracing volunteering as a way to combat feelings of isolation, despite many organisations lacking the resources to offer suitable

Reflecting on the voluntary workforce this National Volunteer Week

Adrienne Picone, Thursday, 23rd May 2019 -  To mark National Volunteer Week, Volunteering Australia CEO Adrienne Picone explains the need for improved data collection that includes all forms of volunteering, to gain a better

Volunteering gets half a million dollar funding boost

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 1st May 2019 -  The volunteering sector has received a pre-election funding gift from the federal government worth almost $500,000. Social Services Minister Paul Fletcher announced half a million

What volunteering wants: For the voluntary workforce to be valued and invested in

Adrienne Picone, Tuesday, 30th April 2019 -  It is time for our political leaders to recognise the varying skills, abilities and value of Australia’s diverse volunteering community and appropriately invest and support this

Volunteers Speak Out on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Luke Michael, Friday, 1st March 2019 -  Australian volunteers are feeling unprotected at work because of gaps in the law that leave them vulnerable to sexual harassment, a workplace survey has found. Results from Volunteering

Predictions for 2019: Volunteering

Adrienne Picone, Thursday, 17th January 2019 -  This year marks 30 years since volunteering was formally recognised during National Volunteer Week. It’s time to turn our attention to ensuring the volunteer sector is adequately

Charities Call to Protect Volunteers Against Sexual Harassment

Luke Michael, Monday, 26th November 2018 -  Charities are campaigning to fix gaps in Australian workplace laws that are leaving volunteers vulnerable to sexual harassment.
Justice Connect and Volunteering Australia are

Welfare Changes Causing Anxiety for Jobseekers

Luke Michael, Monday, 1st October 2018 -  Misinformation and confusion about changes to participation requirements for welfare recipients is causing anxiety and concern for jobseekers. The federal government recently

Volunteering Australia Calls for Survey Responses

Paul Carter, Thursday, 19th July 2018 -  Volunteering Australia is urging people to complete its anonymous online survey to help optimise its role as the national peak body for volunteering, working to advance volunteering

Ignite, Invigorate, and Inspire Volunteering

Contributor, Thursday, 7th June 2018 -  Volunteers and the organisations that support them are the lifeblood of the Australian community, writes Volunteering Australia ahead of the 2018 National Volunteering Conference.

Justice Connect Set to Develop National Guide for Volunteering

Luke Michael, Friday, 25th May 2018 -  Charity legal service Justice Connect will use a $250,000 government grant to produce a National Guide for Volunteering, containing legal resources to assist not for profits with
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