The saying- “if there’s a job that needs to be done, then do it”, could be this mans mantra. He has retired (four times) but still works part-time and is actively involved in several organisations in a voluntary capacity. Lindsay is an energetic man who is passionate about making a difference saying “the world should be a better place and I share personal responsibility for making it so”.Read more ›
Arriving in Australia three years ago, Winfred has volunteered playing piano at nursing homes to tutoring children from refugee backgrounds. Winfred is an international student from China who is currently completing his nursing degree at ACU.
He found out about these voluntary roles through the university’s Community Engagement Unit which encourages students to volunteer in their local communities.
A new set of resources for volunteers, not for profits and businesses who want to encourage their employees to volunteer have been launched during National Volunteer Week 2013. They include a set of 16 fact sheets and three guides.
Jen has been foster carer for Anglicare for over seven years. A ‘family oriented’ person, Jen is passionate about her children and promoting foster care. Currently a stay at home mum, Jen is able to care for babies as well as children and provides them with love and the stability they require. Jen’s youngest son Daniel was adopted through the foster care system and she describes him as a “blessing in her life”.
More than 200 leaders of organisations with volunteer programs have stepped up to pledge thanks via a special National Volunteer Week ‘thank you’ petition, an initiative of Volunteering Victoria. CEO’s from organisations including charitable and aid agencies, most of Melbourne’s cultural institutions and peak sporting bodies, hospitals through to the smallest of community led groups, have signed up, along with several MPs, leaders from universities and one large corporate business with an employee volunteering program.
Join a thriving discussion of the pro’s and con’s – and issues encountered for young people and the organisations that want to engage them in volunteering programs. This dynamic forum is Volunteering Victoria’s key National Volunteer Week event.Read more ›
Passionate about promoting positive mental health and well being in the community, Melissa is studying her Masters in Clinical Psychology at Deakin University and has been volunteering for over two years with Anxiety Recovery Centre as a helpline support worker. “We provide support, referrals and information to individuals living with an anxiety disorder as well as family members and carers”.Read more ›
The Federal Government Budget for 2013-14 was released last night. To access a copy of the budget papers click here http://www.budget.gov.au/2013-14/index.htm. From our initial review there appears to be no volunteering related announcements. However, in the Federal Budget it was confirmed that the statutory definition of charity has been deferred for six months and will now take effect from 1 January [...]Read more ›