When Khurran arrived in Australia 2 years ago, he knew giving back was their key to community connection. Being young, and in unfamiliar territory, had an interesting effect on Pakistani born Khurram : He reverted to what he knew – and what he knew was that getting involved in his surrounding community would create some good, lead him to opportunity and to friendship.Read more ›
Cecilia is a driven woman with varied and sometimes contrasting interests. A love of the spoken word and writing; supporter of animal welfare rights… along with an appreciation for loud V8 motors (particularly the Ford Falcon GTH0 351). And like many of her peers, she has a thirst for travel. Her eyes light up as she excitedly lists places she would like to visit and possibly work in…. South America, Europe and Asia. But she has recently discovered a new passion- volunteering.
A new criminal offence has been introduced to improve responses by organisations and the community to child sexual abuse.
Previously mandatory reporting of child abuse only applied to specific groups of professionals who work with children (e.g. police, teachers and doctors). However, new requirements now apply to all adults, including volunteers.
Volunteering Victoria is pleased to release our Budget Submission for 2015-16 which was submitted to Tim Pallas MP, Treasurer of Victoria on 22 December 2014. To reflect the breadth and scope of volunteering, our budget submission calls on the Victorian Government to take a whole-of-government approach to volunteering.
Coming into the Christmas break period also signals the opening months of the Victorian bushfire season. In the event of an emergency, Volunteering Victoria encourages all Victorians to think about how they might volunteer in the weeks and months after an emergency to assist in the recovery effort in communities that may be affected.
What do you do when you have a brilliant idea for a new volunteer program but you’ve only been in the job for a few months? Sit on it for an eternity silently zipping up your enthusiasm? Immediately table it to management? In September 2011, after only a few weeks in her new job as Coordinator of Volunteers at Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Victoria, Leanne Conway decided to go for it.Read more ›