When Khurran arrived in Australia 2 years ago, he knew giving back was their key to community connection. Being young, and in unfamiliar territory, had an interesting effect on Pakistani born Khurram : He reverted to what he knew – and what he knew was that getting involved in his surrounding community would create some good, lead him to opportunity and to friendship.Read more ›
A new criminal offence has been introduced to improve responses by organisations and the community to child sexual abuse.
Previously mandatory reporting of child abuse only applied to specific groups of professionals who work with children (e.g. police, teachers and doctors). However, new requirements now apply to all adults, including volunteers.
What do you do when you have a brilliant idea for a new volunteer program but you’ve only been in the job for a few months? Sit on it for an eternity silently zipping up your enthusiasm? Immediately table it to management? In September 2011, after only a few weeks in her new job as Coordinator of Volunteers at Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Victoria, Leanne Conway decided to go for it.
In 2015 we’re excited to launch new training events and workshops including our ‘Respect and Responsibility’ workshop which goes beyond the usual bullying and harassment session to focus on promoting organisational values, positive team work and communication.
Volunteering Victoria is pleased to release our Budget Submission for 2015-16 which was submitted to Tim Pallas MP, Treasurer of Victoria on 22 December 2014. To reflect the breadth and scope of volunteering, our budget submission calls on the Victorian Government to take a whole-of-government approach to volunteering.
Preparations are underway for the Hume Volunteer Expo in 2015. Hume City Council and the Hume Volunteer Gateway are holding the expo on Wednesday 29 April 2015 at the Hume Global Learning Centre – Broadmeadows from 11am to 4pm. Stay tuned for more details about the expo, such as the organisations that will be attending, as well as the workshops and activities being held throughout the day.Read more ›