Yesterday Minister Jenny Mikakos announced the membership of the Ministerial Advisory Council (MAC). Congratulations to all those appointed to the MAC, in particular to those who are also members of Volunteering Victoria. The first meeting of the MAC is on Tuesday 15 December.
Fifty one outstanding Victorian volunteers were recognised at a ceremony held at Government House for the 2015 Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards on Sunday 29 November, attended by Volunteering Victoria CEO Sue Noble.
Volunteering Victoria is piloting a new service, which efficiently registers and deploys spontaneous volunteers to help in an emergency. The HelpOUT service will act as a shock absorber by registering sudden high volumes of new volunteers, and matching them to the needs of organisations working on disaster relief, recovery and preparation in affected communities.
International Volunteer Day mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on the 5th of December. The day is a unique chance for volunteers and organisations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work. Download resources and learn more.
Celebrating International Day of People With a Disability on 3 December. Our Volunteer Writer Lesley Sharon Rosenthal tells Peter’s storyRead more ›
Infographic – Attracting a Workforce When There’s No Salary On Offer: What Not-For-Profits Need To Know
The not-for-profit sector contributes just over 4 per cent of Gross Domestic Product to the nation’s economy, at around $43 billion. It’s big business, and is largely supported by volunteers who contribute an additional $14.6 billion in unpaid work to the economy every year.Read more ›