Tag : Volunteering Australia

Volunteering Tasmania Appoints New CEO

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 22nd December 2016 -  Tasmania’s peak body for volunteering has appointed a new CEO following the departure of Adrienne Picone who is taking the helm as the CEO for Volunteering Australia in Canberr…

Volunteers Give More

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 1st December 2016 -  Volunteers are more generous with their dollars as well as with their time, according to new research. The Giving Australia 2016 project, which is the largest ever research effor

Volunteering Australia Announces New CEO

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 27th October 2016 -  Volunteering Australia (VA) has appointed Volunteering Tasmanian chief Adrienne Picone as the new chief executive officer for the national peak body. VA board president Tim Ja

Governor General New Chief Patron of Volunteering Australia

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 20th October 2016 -  Volunteering Australia (VA) has secured Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) as its new chief patron. VA president Tim Jackson said the VA board was delighted the gove…

Volunteering Australia CEO Brett Williamson Stands Down

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 6th September 2016 -  Volunteering is the heart and soul of society says Volunteering Australia CEO Brett Williamson OAM who has announced he is set to stand down at the end of the year. Williamson, who h

Election Candidates Asked to ‘Vote for Volunteering’

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 16th June 2016 -  Peak body, Volunteering Australia has launched its federal election platform called Vote for Volunteering, calling on candidates to formally take an online “pledge” to sh

NFP Sector Responds to Labor’s Pledge on Future Funding

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 9th June 2016 -  The Labor Party’s election promises to scrap the Coalition’s community grants program and to forge a closer relationship with the Not for Profit sector have been welcomed by

NSW Govt Backs New Volunteering Strategy with $2M Funding

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 10th May 2016 -  More than $2 million will be invested on initiatives to recruit, support and recognise volunteers in NSW, as part of a new four-year strategy released by the state government duri…

Budget 2016: Shock for Volunteer Programs

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 4th May 2016 -  The federal budget has delivered a $12 million funding blow to a major government volunteer program which is set to weaken an already struggling volunteer sector. National peak b

Barriers, Budgets and Benefits – Volunteering’s Bright Future?

Brett Williamson, Wednesday, 6th April 2016 -  Volunteering Australia’s bi-annual national conference kicks of in Canberra, and CEO Brett Williamson outlines the future road for volunteering and some of the barriers to p

Tool to Help Orgs Meet Volunteering Standards

Staff Reporter, Monday, 14th December 2015 -  Australian organisations can now access an online tool to assess whether or not they are meeting the new national standards for volunteering. Volunteering Australia launched t…

QLD To Investigate Volunteer Numbers

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 6th August 2015 -  New research into how and why Queenslanders volunteer may be key to combatting the decline of people who volunteer regularly, according to the Cancer Council Queensland. Resear…


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