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Call for Voluntary Community Groups Peak Body

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 22nd November 2012 -  A campaign to set up a peak body for Australia’s voluntary community groups is being developed by the Centre for Civil Society. And a national workshop has been organised for…


The Rise or Not Of Micro-Volunteering

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 13th November 2012 -  OPINION: Australia is now discussing and experimenting with micro-volunteering but the uptake has been slower than the rest of the world, says Mike Bright the Founder of UK-based

Confirmed – Volunteering Is Good for You

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 9th October 2012 - 
A new study has shown that volunteering is good for you. Photo: A US study has confirmed what Australian volunteers have known for some time – that ‘giving’…

NSW Students Win National Volunteer Video Award

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 25th September 2012 -  A group of Year 10 students from Redeemer Baptist School, in North Parramatta in NSW are the overall winners of the 2012 Volunteer Video Competition for Young People. Thomas Bailey,…

Feedback Sought On ‘Volunteering Portal’ Website

Lina Caneva, Friday, 1st June 2012 -  Victoria’s Volunteering Portal, a government-run website, is calling on Not for Profit organisations to complete a survey aimed at improving the recruitment and support…

CPA Australia Joins Pro Bono Australia in Online Volunteering Initiative

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 17th May 2012 - 
Pro Bono Australia's Karen Mahlab and CPA's Eddie Ripard at the launch of the new partnership. Accounting and finance peak body, CPA Australia and Pro Bono Australia have…


A 90 Year Old Volunteer’s Generosity of Spirit

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 17th May 2012 -  National Volunteer Week: Fundraising Epidemiologist, David Zerman tells of his unexpected encounter with a 90 year old “volunteer” whose words he remembers every…

Volunteering Celebrations Underway Across the Nation

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 15th May 2012 - 
The Governor-General, Ms Quentin Bryce, and her husband Mr Bryce, volunteered at the St Vinnie's Fitzroy soup van in Melbourne last night.
All photos courtesy of Casamento Photography.

Volunteering Video Competition for Young People Hits Social Media

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 15th May 2012 -  The national Volunteering Video Competition for Young People can now be found on Facebook and Twitter. The Federal Government is launched the online video competition three weeks…

Volunteers “Satisfied” but More are Needed – Report

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 21st March 2012 -    Photo courtesy Good Friday Appeal While Australian volunteers find their experience extremely satisfying, more are needed, particularly in emergency services, according…

Volunteerism Through the Eyes of Children

Staff Reporter, Friday, 10th February 2012 -  A selection of the children's images from the UNV e-book. See all the images on the UNV Flickr page   What does volunteerism look like through the eyes of children? This is…

Caring and Sharing Kids More Likely to Volunteer – Study

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 2nd February 2012 -  Kids and teens who have more exposure to character-building skills such as sharing, being kind and helping others, are more likely to volunteer in their communities, and with greater…
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