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Tag : Volunteering Australia


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


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

Calls For Volunteering to Be Embedded in All Schools

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 15th November 2017 -  Volunteering can improve educational outcomes for young people and should be embedded in the Australian curriculum, according to an educational review submission from the nation’s

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

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…

Volunteering ‘Victory’ as Government Backtracks on Funding Redesign

Rachel McFadden, Friday, 14th July 2017 -  The not-for-profit sector has welcomed the reinstatement of “essential” funding to volunteer management after a hard fought public campaign led by peak body Volunteering

Call to PM to Reinstate Volunteer Funding

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 5th July 2017 -  Volunteer Support Services are calling on the federal government to “immediately reinstate” $5.7 million back to the Volunteer Management Program or risk having a “highly

Volunteering On the Rise in an Ageing and More Diversified Australia – Census 2016

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 28th June 2017 -  The 2016 Census has revealed that Australians are still engaged and committed to volunteering activities, as well as highlighting that Australians are becoming older, more ethnically

Disappointment as Volunteering Sidelined in the Budget

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 10th May 2017 -  The government has shown a “total disregard” for the contribution that volunteers make to the community, according to the sector peak body speaking in the wake of the 2017 federal…

Sector Petition to Retain Funding for Volunteering Support Services

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 12th April 2017 -  Volunteering Australia and the state and territory peak bodies have called on the not-for-profit sector to sign a petition to the Senate calling for retained funding for volunteering

Govt Urged to ‘Share the Love’ on Volunteer Funding

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 14th February 2017 -  Representatives from Australia’s volunteer management sector converged on Canberra on Tuesday to appeal to the government to restore federal funding for their operations.…

Dismantling Volunteer Funding

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 8th February 2017 -  Volunteering Australia has warned that the dismantling of the Strengthening Communities grants and the introduction of the Strong and Resilient Communities grants in 2018 will…
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