ShareThe Ministerial Council for Volunteers has recently met to discuss its inaugural workplan. The Council, which was set up in 2015, provides advice to the Victorian Labor Government and provides a voice for the volunteer sector. You can find the most recent Update from the Chair below. MCV Meeting – May 2016 – Update from the Chair (PDF)Read more ›
Volunteering Australia is pleased to see volunteering become part of the campaign discussion this Federal Election. We welcome any dialogue which results in the role of volunteers being publicly recognised and more highly valued.
Lachlan Simpson from The Pirate Party has pledged his support for volunteering. “I’m a long term volunteer – I started as a youth over twenty years ago at my local radio station, I worked in activist communities and did numerous unpaid hours in NGOs, I spent a year in Kiribati as an Australian Aid volunteer. Today I spent time with the volunteers at my current employer, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. And that’s just the highlight list. You and your mob will *always* have my support.”
We are pleased to announce the expert story teller Shawn Callahan will be a very special guest at Volunteering Victoria’s Multicultural Volunteering Conference: Empowering People, Connecting Communities.
This federal election campaign, Volunteering Victoria is supporting Volunteering Australia’s call to federal candidates to Vote for Volunteering.
The new definition of volunteering and the supporting explanatory notes makes it very clear what volunteering is and is not. Yet we see many examples of activities that are labelled volunteering or that relate to volunteering that are clearly at odds with the spirit and intent of the new definition.Read more ›
Volunteers in the emergency services save lives. Their work is a major component of what we are talking about when we say that volunteering in Australia contributes an estimated $290 billion in value to the Australian economy – this figure includes the realistic estimate of lives saved by volunteers including firefighters, surf lifesavers and first aid practitioners .Read more ›
ShareDoes your organisation run an out-of-hours school program? If so, then consider nominating one of your volunteers or students for a Centre for Multicultural Youth MY Education Award. The Awards are presented by the Hon. James Merlino, Minister for Education, the MY Education awards acknowledge the great work taking place throughout Victoria in helping refugee and migrant youth to achieve […]Read more ›