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12/10/2017 - VNews NT
VNews NT - 12 October 2017

Congratulations and thank you to the 40+ volunteers during the 10 night Parrtjima, a Festival in Light event held in Alice Springs recently. An outstanding effort by all through a dust storm, electrical storm and some very chilly temperatures! Visit the Volunteering NT page to view photo galleries.

12/10/2017 - VNews SA
VNews SA - 12 October 2017

Volunteering Australia (VA) is consulting with State and Territory peak partners and stakeholders, to gauge feedback for their 2018-19 Pre-Budget Submission, GoVolunteer/VIKTOR, and rights-based issues in relation to volunteering.

28/09/2017 - VNews NT
VNews NT - 28 September 2017

We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website! It’s been quite a while in the making and I hope that you will agree that it more refined and a much easier site to navigate. We’ve made the home page ultra-friendly and you can simply click ‘Volunteer’ or ‘Volunteer-Involving Organisation’ and that will take you straight into the areas that will be of most interest to you.

28/09/2017 - VNews SA
VNews SA - 28 September 2017

Launch of brand new website - more refined and much easier to navigate. It's ultra-friendly, simply click ‘Volunteer’ or ‘Volunteer-Involving Organisation’ and that will take you straight into the areas that will be of most interest to you. Click on SA or the NT, and information becomes location specific.

20/09/2017 - VNews SA
VNews - 14 September 2017

The latest findings on volunteering were released this week as part of the Giving Australia 2016 report. South Australians have come out in front again with statistics showing that four in 10 volunteered last year, averaging 168 hours, which is 30 more hours than the second place-getter, New South Wales.

14/09/2017 - VNews NT
VNews NT - 14 September 2017

With our connection to councils and communities across the Northern Territory, we would like to congratulate the following appointments. Lord Mayor of Darwin, Kon Vatskalis: Alice Springs Mayor, Damien Ryan; Katherine Mayor, Faye Miller and Barkly President, Steve Edgington.

31/08/2017 - VNews SA
VNews - 31 August 2017

This fortnight in VNews - Adult Learners Week Awards win; national volunteering strategy + Viktor user manual update + training and lots more. "This week we were excited by recognition in the Adult Learners Week Awards, where the Oodnadatta Social Enterprise Project was chosen as winner of the Adult Learning Community of the Year Award."

31/08/2017 - VNews NT
VNews NT - 31 August 2017

In July the senate passed Senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore’s motion calling for the government to develop a national volunteering strategy. We are pleased to announce that Minister Porter has acted on the motion asking his department to discuss developing a national strategy with Volunteering Australia. This is a win for volunteers who contribute so much to our community, great recognition for South Australia’s and one that I’ll join Senator in watching closely.

18/08/2017 - Featured, Publications SA&NT
NEW National Standards for Volunteer Involvement

Volunteering Australia's new National Standards for Volunteer Involvement were launched on Monday 11 May 2015. The new Standards incorporate significant changes to the original standards in order to reflect best practice in volunteer management in Australia's current work environment. The new Standards provide a sound framework for supporting the volunteer sector in Australia. They are easy to follow and are adaptable to different types of organisations and forms of volunteering which reflect the diversity of this growing sector.

17/08/2017 - VNews NT
VNews NT - 17 August 2017

Volunteer-involving organisations, corporate volunteering programs and volunteer managers are eligible to enter the NT Volunteer of the Year Awards 2017.