Life’s Little Treasures are recruiting volunteers for their annual fundraising event- Walk for Prems 2014. Taking place in the stunning Albert Park precinct (Melway Ref: 57 H4) on Sunday 26 October, this family (and dog friendly) event raises awareness and and funds to assist and support families of premature and sick babies throughout Australia. A variety of volunteer roles are […]Read more ›
Fifty-four volunteer involving organisations in the health sector nationally took part in a benchmarking study which showed the vast majority of programs were structured (96%) and included ongoing training and development for volunteers.
Seventy-six percent of the programs had an allocated budget for volunteers, with 90% allocating a portion of their budget to volunteer recognition, and 71% allocating part of the budget to education for volunteers.
Volunteering Victoria has received a three-year $775,000 funding commitment from Federal and State Governments for a project to recruit, train, support, deploy and debrief a workforce of skilled volunteer managers to manage spontaneous emergency volunteers during disaster recovery and relief.
A national project is underway to review the National Standards for Involving Volunteers in Not for Profit Organisations (National Standards) and also to look at the development of an accreditation system for the Standards.
In recognition of people who give freely of their time to enhance the lives of Victorians. Nominations can be received for an individual or a team of volunteers. One winning individual or team will be awarded per category. Nominations are now open, and close on Friday 1 August.
The nomination period for the 2014 Victorian Senior of the Year Awards is now open. The awards recognise the women and men, aged 60 and over, whose volunteer involvement supports and inspires others. They might be a friend, family member, neighbour or volunteer in your local community.Read more ›