Deakin is keen to encourage its students to volunteer as a way not only of contributing to the community, but also a valuable way to gain course-relevant skills and experience. It is a great opportunity to promote your volunteer opportunities to students and to raise your organisation’s profile with a large number of students.Read more ›
Next month 750 teams of four will take part in the Oxfam Trailwalker in Melbourne, “Australia’s toughest team endurance challenge and one of its most inspiring,” declares Tamara Bezu, Volunteer Coordinator for Trailwalker Melbourne, a key annual event for Volunteering Victoria member Oxfam.
Now entering its 13th year the Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne is a logistical success with 3000 participants, 1500 support crew members and over 800 volunteers involved in this year’s 2015 event.
This is your opportunity to have your say on the revised National Standards for Volunteer Involvement and the definition of volunteering. Volunteering Australia is currently overseeing two special projects on these two important touchstones of volunteering in our Nation.
Volunteering Victoria is aware that there is some uncertainty among funded volunteer-involving organisations about the Department of Health and Human Services Safety Screening Policy in relation to police record checks for volunteers. We have written a letter seeking clarification. Read more
On 12 March 2015, Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) launched its State Budget Submission 2015-16, called Building a Victoria without Poverty. Volunteering Victoria was very pleased to see that VCOSS continues to advocate for resources to support volunteering.
Come along to explore volunteer opportunities, get experience, improve your resumé and develop your community spirit at the Hume Volunteer Expo 2015 on Wednesday 29 April, 11am–4pm.
With over 50 exhibitors and 200 volunteer opportunities, the Hume Volunteer Expo is the perfect event for you to find out more about volunteer organisations and the type of experience which might suit you best.Read more ›
ShareJustice Connect Not-for-Profit Law has updated its Volunteer FAQs fact sheet, which answers some common questions relating to volunteers and insurance, intellectual property, tax laws and equal opportunity laws. Read more on their website.Read more ›