In response to the Betrayal of Trust Inquiry, the Victorian Government has committed to ensuring funded organisations that work with children have minimum child safe standards, and to considering extending those standards to other organisations that work with children. Read our responseRead more ›
People cannot resist volunteering in the gorgeous grounds or around the extraordinary historical buildings at the Abbotsford Convent. Only 4kms from Melbourne’s CBD, it’s a serene haven tucked away from the jarring noise of everyday life.
Apparently, when volunteers first arrive for work at the Convent, they relax immediately. They feel they’re in a calm safe environment that offers lots of distinctive and yet cohesive opportunities. The green open space surrounding the Convent is a real asset for people’s peace of mind especially as life gets busier for everyone.
As a lead in to National Volunteer Week, Yarra Ranges Council and Eastern Volunteers are hosting their third conference with support from Mt Evelyn & Districts and Mooroolbark Community Banks, Volunteering Victoria and Japara Living & Learning Centre.
ShareJustice Connect Not-for-Profit Law has put out a terrific fact sheet to help volunteer support organisations understand the new Department of Social Services Streamlined Grant Agreements. Read more on their website http://nfplaw.org.au/govfunding
Are you doing some research for program development, or do you need facts and figures for a grant application or advocacy? Our new information sheet includes data on how many people volunteer, who volunteers, where people volunteer, how often people volunteer and more.
A Queensland research report about volunteering by retired professionals in rural Volunteer Involving Organisations looks at the attitudes and motivations of participants, and uses this analysis to provide some really practical recommendations for attracting & retaining older volunteers.Read more ›
The Volunteering Victoria Mentoring Program aims to provide professional and personal development support to Volunteer Managers/Coordinators through one-to-one relationships with experienced, senior practitioners.Read more ›
Summer is a fantastic time to get together to celebrate local food, flavour, music and community. The mothership that is the St Kilda Festival has just passed but there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in upcoming events in February and March. Volunteering not only connects you with the areas you live and love but are a fantastic way to gain experience in event management and logistics for those seeking a career in this highly desirable and competitive area.Read more ›