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.
A leading youth Not for Profit has started a new initiative to get more young people engaged in volunteering and Not for Profit work.
As a new micro-volunteering platform is about to launch in Australia, Mike Bright the Founder of the UK-based Help From Home looks at the growing world-wide trend from Not for Profits to relabel bite-sized traditional volunteer roles and promote them as microvolunteering.
Not for Profit Boards can benefit from appointing GenYs to their ranks, according to one ‘twenty-something’ Not for Profit Board member and tax consultant, Marija Vijovic who describes the volunteer experience as a win-win situation.
Australia’s hard-line approach to ‘boat people’ has seen increasing numbers of volunteers putting their hand up to help asylum seekers.
A new program in Victoria will help mature aged workers get back into the workforce.
Victorian is to cut unnecessary red tape imposed by Councils on volunteers who manage rural public halls and sporting grounds.
Young athletes with disabilities have hit a soft spot with the employees of Australia's corporate giants. As part of Workplace Giving Month, Reporter Nadia Boyce looks at corporate volunteering with people with intellectual disabilities.
As part of National Volunteering Week, Doug Taylor from United way highlights five strategies that corporations from across the world have used to transform their volunteer programs.
Volunteering Australia has engaged 18 ‘real life’ volunteers to grace its posters and social media pages to promote this year’s National Volunteer Week.
A National Volunteer Week initiative in Victoria to publicly declare thanks for their volunteers has seen more than 100 leaders of organisations with volunteers signing up in less than a week.
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