Volunteers primarily motivated to help others were more likely to report higher levels of well-being, satisfaction, and intentions to continue volunteering than volunteers who were primarily ‘self-oriented’, according to new research.
A new program is expected to bring together a global coalition of private sector leaders to expand and encourage corporate volunteering with the goal of supporting the United Nations’ Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.
Australians are seeing the merits of volunteering as a way to secure a for-profit job, with many of them mentioning it on their resumes, according to new research.
New figures in the State of Volunteering in Tasmania Report 2014 will surprise and inspire, writes CEO of Volunteering Tasmania Adrienne Picone in this sneak peak of the report due out on Friday.
Australia has climbed to sixth place in a global report measuring generosity around the world after New Zealand.
To coincide with 15th year anniversary of International Volunteer Managers Day and the Manager of Volunteer Services in Brisbane, D.J. Cronin, reflects on why the day still matters in 2014.
Volunteering Victoria has voiced concern about the impact of the work for the dole scheme, which will compel some job seekers to take on volunteer roles to maintain their dole payments.
Government support for the "whole of volunteering" has been sadly lacking, and the sector needs change, the Volunteering Victoria Annual General Meeting has been told.
The Northern Land Council is one of the many national and local organisations paying tribute to former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam who died today aged 98.
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 and the past World President of The International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) Margaret Bell on her toes. Bell is this week’s Changemaker.
Not for Profit leaders from across Australia have been named as finalists in the 2014 Westpac Community Leaders Awards.
Bates was Deputy CEO of Volunteering Australia, between 2003 and 2007 and was recently elected World President of the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE). Bates is this week's Changemaker.
Tireless child protection campaigner and Bravehearts volunteer Karen Lindley has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to the community after taking out top honours at the 2014 Sydney city- East 2014 Volunteer of the Year Awards.
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 has said.
A new approach to volunteering in New South Wales that is based on a barter system allowing volunteers to exchange ‘time credits’ for time they volunteer is gaining national support.
The International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) has formally recognised two global companies for excellence in corporate volunteering at its annual conference held recently on the Gold Coast.
Microvolunteering and progressive pathways in corporate volunteering programs will lure the millennial workforce as they seek out opportunities to make a difference, an international expert has told a Melbourne workshop.
A social impact study conducted by one of Australia’s major professional accounting bodies has revealed a high level of skilled professional volunteering in the industry.
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’ peak body has said.
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.
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