A recipient of an Australia Day 2016 honour, Diana Abdel-Rahman has spent most of her life volunteering for the community. Abdel-Rahman is this week’s Changemaker. She spoke to Xavier Smerdon.
It may be time to update how we attract, support and recognise volunteers as valuable community partners and tap into emerging leadership models for Not for Profits, writes volunteer management expert Tobi Johnson.
South Australia’s largest community-based volunteer organisation has called on the State Government to introduce a volunteer card system.
Australian organisations can now access an online tool to assess whether or not they are meeting the new national standards for volunteering.
Volunteering will play an important role in achieving the latest United Nations Sustainable Development Goals both locally and globally, writes Dr Jemma Gibcus from Australian Red Cross.
The program for the 2016 National Volunteering Conference with the theme of Build the Future has been released!
Volunteers play an important role across society, yet their contribution to the vitality of businesses and communities is often unrecognised and undervalued, according to new Australian research.
Volunteering Victoria has announced the six winner of the inaugural State Awards showcasing the commitment, diversity and impact of Victoria’s volunteer managers, volunteering programs and volunteer-involving organisations.
Peak bodies, Volunteering Tasmania and WA, have launched an online tool to accurately understand the economic impact of Not for Profit volunteer programs, to coincide with International Volunteer Managers Day.
The volunteering experience for university students and the organisations they help can be improved if expectations are clear before the volunteer activity begins, according to a team of researchers from six Australian universities.
An army of volunteers is needed by Christmas to deliver The Smith Family’s 2016 iTrack online mentoring program, an initiative providing guidance to high school students on their post school options.
Twenty-two finalists from the volunteering sector have been shortlisted across six categories for Volunteering Victoria’s inaugural State Awards.
Nominations are about to close for the 2015 Tony Fitzgerald Memorial Community Award to be presented at the Australian Human Rights Awards ceremony in December.
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.
Despite making up only 15 per cent of Australian charities, those that operate overseas are responsible for more than a third of the country’s two million volunteers, according to a new report by Curtin University.
What’s in a name? Quite a lot it would seem, if the extensive and at times impassioned conversation about the definition of volunteering has been anything to go by, writes the CEO of Volunteering Tasmania, Adrienne Picone.
Australia’s growing army of volunteers is presenting Not for Profits with a unique problem – finding the right kind of volunteer and IT expert Nathan Sri writes that data-mining might be the solution.
Employees of banking giant NAB have delivered one million volunteer hours to community organisations across Australia, announced as part of National Volunteering Week celebrations.
New online resources from Not for Profit beyondblue aim to educate volunteers on how to boost the mental health of older people in their care.
Nominations have opened for Victoria’s first ever State Volunteering Awards which acknowledge all facets of volunteering.
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