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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 Jackson

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 governor…

New Definition of Volunteering Revealed

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 28th July 2015 -  A new long-awaited national definition of volunteering has been released, with activism to be included and businesses recognised as volunteers for the first time. The new definition…

Regional Volunteer Conference Cancelled

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 30th June 2015 -  The Asia Pacific Regional Volunteer Conference, scheduled for October in Hanoi, Vietnam, has been cancelled due to a lack of resources and financial support according to the organisers.…

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Keeping the Conversation Going!

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 20th October 2014 -  A lifelong dedication to volunteering, a love of meeting people and a desire to ‘keep the conversation going’ keeps the founding President of Volunteering Australia…

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‘Context is King’ a Favourite for NFP Leader

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 13th October 2014 -  Prior to joining Mission Australia in 2008 Kylee Bates worked for the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet on Indigenous policy, and held various policy and program roles with…

Future of Volunteering Peak Still Uncertain

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 25th September 2014 -  The future of the national volunteering peak body remains in doubt, with no future funding commitments and a lack evidence-based data collection, the organisation’s CEO…

Businesses Awarded for Corporate Volunteering

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 24th September 2014 -  The International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) has formally recognised two global companies for excellence in corporate volunteering at its annual conference held…

New Definition for Volunteering?

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 23rd September 2014 -  The volunteering sector must review, and possibly change, its definition of the word volunteering or risk being left behind by the wider Australian community, the sectors’…

Free Will? Volunteers Vs Voluntolds

Lina Caneva, Friday, 19th September 2014 -  Forcing high school and university students to work in the Not for Profit sector as part of their education could turn them away from volunteer work in the future, an expert has claimed.…

Global Focus Needed on Volunteering Impact

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 18th September 2014 -  There’s a global need to maximise the impact of volunteering, the World President of the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) has said in what could be his…

World Volunteer Leaders to Meet On Gold Coast

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 4th September 2014 -  The sunny Gold Coast is set to welcome 1,000 delegates from across the world for the 23rd IAVE World Volunteer Conference on September 15 to 20. This is only the second time in 44 years…
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