Volunteering Victoria CEO Sue Noble is delivering the keynote address – The Power of Volunteering: Imagine the Possibilities! – at the Yarra Ranges Give Happy Live Happy Conference. Join us during National Volunteer Week for a jam packed program full of diverse workshops and information sessions on everything volunteer management. To celebrate National Volunteer Week, this is a free event.Read more ›
Give Happy, Live Happy is the theme for this year’s National Volunteer Week. But not all volunteering is the same. What is the nature of wellbeing derived from volunteering, and is it shared equally by all volunteers?
This story demonstrates the powerful effect of the Shrine on those who venture into its sacred environment. But it also shows the empowering effect of the Shrine’s volunteer guides who evoke the spirit of Anzac through stories of service and sacrifice of Australians in war and peacekeeping. Each year the Shrine of Remembrance hosts over 700,000 visitors including many school groups.
Football, better known as Aussie Rules in Victoria is a vital part of many local communities come winter time. The Northcote Junior Football Club with a history dating back to the early 1960’s is one of the many junior football clubs around the state.
Volunteering Victoria has put in a detailed submission to the Senate Committee Inquiry into the DSS Tender. Our submission was supported by sixteen other volunteer sector organisations. We have serious concerns about the process and outcomes to date.
Associate Professor Stuart Tooley from the Queensland University of Technology is undertaking research that investigates the extent to which NFP organisations currently record and report volunteer contributed services. The study also explores the motivations that underpin current practices. Stuart would greatly appreciate your assistance with his research project by completing an online questionnaire.Read more ›
Tools for Individuals and Organisations to Celebrate National Volunteer Week – It’s a fact. Our volunteers are happier as a result of volunteering. So this National Volunteer Week, give some of your time to volunteer and help make Australia the happiest place on Earth. Volunteering Australia have created a fun interactive tool allowing you to create our own #GiveHappyLiveHappy images.Read more ›
Volunteering Australia is currently reviewing our definition of volunteering to consider the new ways people give their time. The National Review has a significant bearing on decision making by governments, VRC’s and VIO’s. Closes 19 April.Read more ›