Volunteering


01 February 2016

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.

12 January 2016

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.

07 January 2016

South Australia’s largest community-based volunteer organisation has called on the State Government to introduce a volunteer card system.

14 December 2015

Australian organisations can now access an online tool to assess whether or not they are meeting the new national standards for volunteering.

10 December 2015

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.

19 November 2015

The program for the 2016 National Volunteering Conference with the theme of Build the Future has been released!

10 November 2015

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.

05 November 2015

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.

05 November 2015

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.

06 October 2015

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.

05 October 2015

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.

22 September 2015

Twenty-two finalists from the volunteering sector have been shortlisted across six categories for Volunteering Victoria’s inaugural State Awards.

08 September 2015

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.

06 August 2015

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.

30 July 2015

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.

30 July 2015

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.

18 June 2015

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.

20 May 2015

Employees of banking giant NAB have delivered one million volunteer hours to community organisations across Australia, announced as part of National Volunteering Week celebrations.

14 May 2015

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.

12 May 2015

Nominations have opened for Victoria’s first ever State Volunteering Awards which acknowledge all facets of volunteering.

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