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Ministerial Council for Volunteers Update

Ministerial Council for Volunteers Update

on June 20, 2016, 3:30 PM

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)

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Research Roundtable – Abuse and Misuse of Volunteering

Research Roundtable – Abuse and Misuse of Volunteering

on June 7, 2016, 9:14 PM

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.

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Protecting the Rights of Volunteers in the Emergency Services

Protecting the Rights of Volunteers in the Emergency Services

on June 7, 2016, 9:04 PM

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 .

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CMY’s MY Education Awards

CMY’s MY Education Awards

on June 7, 2016, 2:52 PM

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 […]

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