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 last speech in the role.
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.
The Not for Profit sector is invited to a challenging discussion with three acclaimed charity leaders about the year that was and what may lie ahead - some 12 months since the election of the Abbott Government.
International volunteering can challenge prevailing models of development, according to a new report by the Australian Red Cross which has called on the Federal Government to grow international volunteer programs with sustainable funding.
The upcoming international volunteering conference, IAVE2014, will look at new media and its ability to influence and inform in a rapidly changing environment.
Most people could name one person who helped guide and support them while growing up, however some are not so lucky. In this piece, former Queensland Premier and YWCA NSW Chief Executive Officer Anna Bligh looks at how mentoring can be a powerful tool for change.
The IAVE World Volunteer Conference being hosted by Australia in September has released its conference program, including the lineup of keynote speakers.
Volunteering Australia has announced a new Board President amid ongoing uncertainty about the peak body’s future funding from the Federal Government.
As Australia celebrates the 25th anniversary of National Volunteer Week peak body, Volunteering Australia says it’s time to challenge long held assumptions of what constitutes volunteering in Australia in 2014.
As National Volunteer Week enters its 25th year, Brett Williamson OAM, CEO Volunteering Australia, looks at how volunteering has evolved in Australia.
Volunteering is an act of choice – not an act of benevolence, writes Volunteering Australia patron Margaret Bell AM in this Hot Topic that covers the new trends of volunteering.
If Australia wants to foster a civil society and mutuality, it must develop and promote a thriving volunteering culture, writes Brett Williamson, CEO, Volunteering Australia, and Sue Noble, CEO, Volunteering Victoria.
The opportunity that corporate volunteering offers is enormous says Clare Desira, the Manager of NAB’s Employee Volunteering Program. Desira offers her top tips for businesses looking to start or develop their own employee volunteering program.
The economic and social value of community-based organisations and volunteering in Australia is being underestimated, according to a group of University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) researchers.
Demand for microvolunteering actions is increasing around the world, according to new UK research which urges Not for Profits to use this development to their advantage.
Ongoing funding for Australia’s national and state volunteer peak bodies is set to end on June 30 without any future funding commitments from the Coalition Government, putting programs and workforce planning in doubt.
Sydney’s Catholic Archbishop Cardinal George Pell has been promoted to a newly-created position in the Vatican to be taken up once he has given evidence to the Royal Commission into Child Sex Abuse.
The Federal Government’s plans to expand the work-for-the-dole scheme promises plenty of debate about volunteer rights and responsibilities. It’s timely to remember that investing in volunteers is not just about funding, but best practice, writes Ansvar Acting CEO Deirdre Blythe.
South Australia has launched a Volunteering Strategy in partnership with government, councils and business, plus a government promise of added ‘volunteer thank you’ incentives such as time-sharing and reward programs.
Volunteering Victoria has launched its first Manifesto – identifying volunteering gaps and priorities for Victoria including the lack of state-wide systems around emergency and disaster volunteering.
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