Resilience for Volunteer Program Managers. A workshop with Peter Heyworth from Northern Volunteering SA.This workshop provides an overview of resilience and how to develop it! Especially designed for Volunteer Program Managers who are busy people doing busy jobs.Read more ›
New ABS data shows volunteering rates in Australia are declining for the first time in almost 20 years with 75% of people surveyed saying they feel rushed or pressed for time.
Results of the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2014 General Social Survey released yesterday provide a snapshot of Australia’s progress on aspects of wellbeing, such as life satisfaction and community participation, and reports that volunteering in Australia has fallen by 5% since 2010. Volunteering Australia CEO Brett Williamson said the rate of volunteering was a key indicator of healthy communities and any decline in community participation was troubling.
Every year NAIDOC Week (5 – 12 July) encourages us to rejoice in the rich culture of Australia’s first peoples, to reflect upon their uniqueness and to ponder thousands of years of their history. This year’s NAIDOC theme is We stand on sacred ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate.
Read about Museum Victoria volunteer Janet Kidd, who works with a new exhibition at Melbourne Museum’s Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre entitled First Peoples, which immerses visitors in a time capsule of thousands of years of indigenous existence and contribution in the state of Victoria.
Alongside our State and Territory colleagues, Volunteering Victoria has endorsed a submission from Volunteering Australia setting out our views about the issues raised for and the impact on the not for profit and volunteering sectors in the wake of the Federal Government’s Re-Think Tax Discussion Paper.
Given that an active volunteer workforce is critical to Australian sport, it is perhaps surprising that very few sporting organisations have a dedicated focus on volunteer management. Sports volunteers represent the power of volunteering in communities and individual lives. That’s why Volunteering Victoria has developed a free sports specific Volunteer Management Toolkit to help clubs support their volunteers.
The State of the World’s Volunteerism Report 2015 is the first global review of the power of volunteer voices to help improve the way people are governed. Drawing on evidence from countries as diverse as Brazil, Kenya, Lebanon and Bangladesh, the UN report shows how ordinary people are volunteering their time, energies and skills to improve the way they are governed and engaged at local, national and global levels.Read more ›
Volunteering Victoria Research Roundtable – Our upcoming roundtable will include a panel discussion led by Associate Professor Dr. Art Stukas (Latrobe University) on Volunteer Motivations and Retention. Volunteering Victoria are calling for expressions of interest from practitioners and academics, space will be limited to approximately 20-25 people.Read more ›
Registrations are now open for Monash University’s 2015 Volunteer Expo. The event is to be held on Tuesday 4 August and is part of a broader week-long festival for students, celebrating all things volunteering and campus experience. Monash are hoping to engage with over 1000 students at the expo and can’t wait to have you involved!Read more ›