Nominations for the 2015 Boroondara Volunteer, Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year Awards are now open. Each year City of Boroondara is proud to acknowledge the often silent heroes in our community who give generously and selflessly of their time and expertise to help others. These may be your neighbours, colleagues and family members who volunteer for charity work […]Read more ›
The 29 November Victorian election is fast approaching. This is the best opportunity we will have for some time to encourage State members of parliament (MP’s) and candidates to put volunteering on the political agenda.
Volunteering Victoria is asking for your help to ensure the voice of the volunteering sector is heard loud and clear – we’ve created a campaign page with tips and templates to help you put the case for volunteering in your community or region. Access the page and see the letters we’ve already written to our State pollies – and of course, attend our special session at our 2014 AGM, with VIP guests representing the Victorian Coalition Government, the ALP and the Greens. We’ve also provided links to you can find the contact details of your sitting member and local candidates.
Political Perspectives on Volunteering Hijacking Volunteering – For Fair Means or Foul? Once again Volunteering Victoria presents two thought provoking forums to accompany our Annual General Meeting. Join us for our morning session Political Perspectives on Volunteering and AGM followed by lunch and our afternoon forum Hijacking Volunteering – For Fair Means or Foul?. Morning Session Political Perspectives on Volunteering In this State election year, the […]
News from the 23rd IAVE World Volunteering Conference This month Volunteering Victoria attended the 23rd IAVE World Volunteering Conference on the Gold Coast which provided a fantastic opportunity to network with other volunteer leaders, develop skills and learn more about global best practice and innovation in volunteering. With delegates from around the globe, an exciting line-up of keynote speakers and […]
Fifty-four volunteer involving organisations in the health sector nationally took part in a benchmarking study which showed the vast majority of programs were structured (96%) and included ongoing training and development for volunteers.
Meeting Future Challenges – November 2014 The Sport in Regional Australia conference is dedicated to examining important sport performance, management and development issues within the context of the challenges and opportunities faced by regional and rural Australia. Highlights Keynote speech on day 1 from Bernard Salt, world leading demographer at KPMG Keynote speech on day 2 from Ric Charlesworth, Australian […]Read more ›
Video Resources Yarra Ranges Council Volunteering is for Everyone Yarra Ranges Council created the Volunteering is for Everyonefilms to celebrate volunteers and demonstrate the opportunities to get involved. There are 7 chapters to capture the different ways volunteers contribute to the community. The film maker is available to make small edits – including adding your own logo and changing the […]Read more ›