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Turning Volunteer Work Into Your Career

Staff Reporter, Monday, 21st November 2011 -  More than 5 million Australians volunteer but does it provide a pathway to paid employment?  Follow our tips on converting your passion into a career. Put it on your resume Despite…

Coin and Stamp Celebrate ‘Volunteer Army’

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 27th September 2011 -  The Federal Government has released a new coin and stamp to recognise the contribution of Australia’s ‘volunteer army’. Above: The commemorative to mark the

Volunteer Grants for Thousands of Australian Charities

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 27th September 2011 -  The Federal Government has announced that 4,600 Not for Profit organisations will receive Volunteer Grants of up to $5000. The Government says the grants are in recognition of the…

Volunteer Work Leads to Employment: Survey

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 22nd September 2011 -  Despite hiring managers saying they value volunteer work equally with paid work when evaluating a candidate, less than 50 percent of Australians include volunteer work on their…

Examining the Volunteer Landscape in Australia

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 20th September 2011 -  With 18 workshops and 54 presentations, the three-day National Conference on Volunteering 2011 promises to provide a wealth of information, analysis and debate on every aspect…

Humanitarian Engineering – Overseas Placements for Socially Conscious Engineers

Staff Reporter, Friday, 16th September 2011 -  Engineers Without Borders is currently searching for engineers willing to share their skills in developing countries including India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Nepal, Sri Lanka and…

New GoVolunteer Partnership with SEEK

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 1st September 2011 -  As part of a major initiative of IYV+10, Volunteering Australia in collaboration with SEEK is to launch a new GoVolunteer service. Originally launched as a collaboration between…

Volunteering Isn’t Free – Budget Response

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 12th May 2011 -  Volunteering Australia has called on the Federal Government to assure the voluntary sector that it will be supported to meet the increasing demands of potential volunteers outlined…

National Disability and Carer Congress Seeks Social Media Champions

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 7th April 2011 -  National Disability Insurance Scheme campaign group Every Australian Counts is looking for social media-savy volunteers to take on the role of bloggers, tweeters and status updaters…

Queensland Mother Wins Volunteer of the Year

Staff Reporter, Monday, 28th February 2011 -  A Queensland mother has taken out the Fundraising Institute Australia’s National Volunteer of the Year 2011 Award. At a gala event at the FIA’s 34th International Fundraising…

Volunteers Source ‘Flood Discounts’ Online

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 27th January 2011 -  A group of volunteers has set up an online website where retailers and service providers can genuinely discount their goods for Australian flood victims. And the founders of Flood…

Australian Researcher at World Volunteer Conference

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 13th January 2011 -  An Australian researcher will present a background paper on the trends around volunteerability and recruitability at the World Volunteer Conference in Singapore later this month.…
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