Volunteering Australia (VA) is the national peak body for volunteering, working to advance volunteering in the community. In 2018, in keeping with current practice, VA is seeking to move to a skills based board.
The Australian Government is inviting applications for funding to support volunteers under the Families and Communities Program – Volunteer Grants Activity.
We are excited to launch VIRA, (pronounced VEERA) a volunteer management database that allows volunteer-involving organisations to collect important information about their volunteers.
National Student Volunteer Week (NSVW) aspires to challenge and celebrate young people who are striving to make change through volunteering!
On 13-19 August 2018, a wide variety of events, activities and campaigns that promote student volunteering will be led by higher education providers and schools nation-wide.
Volunteering Australia has released their 'Value of Volunteering Support Services' research project.
If you would like to recruit enthusiastic, skilled students for roles ranging from events volunteering through to specialist projects, look no further than the University of Queensland (UQ) Volunteer Expo.
Last year over 1,500 students and 55 organisations attended. The event is free to attend for all Australian registered charities and non-profit organisations.
During National Volunteer Week, 21-27 May, the 2018 Queensland Volunteering Awards were held to honour the inspiring endeavours of hundreds of volunteers, volunteer managers, volunteer-involving organisations and businesses that invest in employee volunteering programs, to bring about positive change in our community.
Child safety agency Child Wise, training social enterprise Our Community and Victorian law firm Moores have released the 2018 Child Safety Toolkit - How to Create a Child Safe Organisation. The new toolkit was launched at the conclusion of the royal commission to assist not-for-profit organisations understand the realistic measures they can take to provide safe places for children.
Today the Queensland Premier, the Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, and Minister for Education, the Hon Grace Grace MP, announced the re-launch of the Queensland Ready Reading Volunteer Program.
Working in partnership with Volunteering Queensland, the program will train up to 3,000 mums, dads, carers and members of the community to share their knowledge and time and foster a love of reading in Queensland school classrooms.
National Volunteering Conference 2018 – Registrations Now Open
Early Bird Registration is now open for the National Volunteering Conference 2018!