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12/11/2020 - VNews SA
VNews VSA&NT 12 November 2020

Special days of recognition - last week we wished Happy International Volunteer Managers Day to all of the amazing volunteer managers and leaders. Yesterday during our minute’s silence for Remembrance Day, we commemorated the noble sacrifices of our armed forces - men and women, paid and unpaid, who gave their lives to ensure the things we hold dear as Australians would be with us for future generations. This week we are celebrating NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) which recognises the history, culture and achievement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

12/11/2020 - VNews NT
VNews VNT 12 November 2020

Announcing winners in the NT Volunteer of the Year Awards held last week. It is with great pleasure we announce Darwin based retiree and music lover Lyla Wills as the overall winner of the NT Volunteer of the Year Award. Award presentations were held in Alice Springs and Darwin and it was fantastic to see so many people turn out to recognise these wonderful volunteers and organisations. It was lovely to see the camaraderie and the support so kindly offered to communities. To hear the wonderful volunteer stories, and to see them going above and beyond is truly inspirational. Link to the full list of winners and image galleries.

29/10/2020 - VNews SA
VNews VSA&NT 29 October 2020

Fortnightly news and updates for the volunteering sector. International Volunteer Managers Day #IVMDAY20 next Thursday, 5 November recognises the backbone support of people who lead volunteer programs within their communities #IVMDAY20. The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety released last week proposed recommendations for volunteers working in the aged care sector.

29/10/2020 - VNews NT
VNews VNT 29 October 2020

Fortnightly news and updates for the volunteering sector. International Volunteer Managers Day #IVMDAY20 next Thursday, 5 November recognises the backbone support of people who lead volunteer programs within their communities #IVMDAY20. The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety released last week proposed recommendations for volunteers working in the aged care sector.

22/10/2020 - VNews SA, VNews NT
CEO Communique 22 October 2020 AGM & Breakfast

Thank you to everyone who made our 2020 AGM a sell out! We heard from Senator the Hon Anne Ruston, Senator for South Australia, Hon Michelle Lensink MLC, Minister for Human Services and Sharyn Broer, CEO Meals on Wheels. We launched our Year in Review 2019/2020 Highlights and announced ongoing and new board members.

21/10/2020 - Publications SA&NT
Year in Review 2019/20 Highlights

Our annual Year in Review highlights the successes and achievements throughout the year, which are categorised under our strategic priorities, aligned to the Volunteering Strategy for South Australia. This year volunteers played a vital role and worked tirelessly in fighting the bushfires, supporting emergency services and in the recovery stage. We managed over 3000 registrations of interest for support in bushfires and over 580 for the COVID-19 pandemic.

16/10/2020 - VNews SA
VNews VSA&NT 15 October 2020

Farewell to two of our longest standing board members, Sarah Collyer-Braham (2014) and Joe Capozza (2010). Due to an overwhelming response to next week’s AGM, unfortunately registrations to attend in Adelaide have now closed, however if you are interstate or regional, you can still register for online. Financial members can still vote in the Board elections (close COB Monday 19 October 2020) or if you or your organisation would like to vote and aren’t financial, then please arrange payment of membership as soon as possible.

15/10/2020 - VNews NT
VNews VNT 15 October 2020

Farewell to two of our longest standing board members, Sarah Collyer-Braham (2014) and Joe Capozza (2010). NT Not-for-Profit Forum a success. Delegates were also able to tap into the expertise and experience of Marcus Blease, Co-founder of Donor Republic as he presented a Masterclass on fundraising strategy and campaigns and how to acquire donors online. https://mailchi.mp/volunteeringsa-nt/volunteering-sector-news-and-updates-484954?e=46ad64a56f

17/09/2020 - VNews SA
VNews VSA&NT 17 September 2020

Fortnightly news for the volunteering sector; 2020 Supplementary Volunteer Grants 2020 closing this Sunday at 11.59 pm. If you are a not-for-profit that engages volunteers, the grant will help support volunteers and volunteer program after COVID-19 disruptions. AGM save the date Thursday 22 October 2020 and Annual Member & Stakeholder survey 2020 thank you and brief summary.

17/09/2020 - VNews NT
VNews VNT 17 September 2020

Fortnightly news and updates for the volunteering sector in the Northern Territory. 2020 Supplementary Volunteer Grants close this Sunday, 20 September 2020 at 11.59 pm. The Volunteer Grants Program provides organisations and community groups with funds that can be to support and re-engage current volunteers and to help in adapting their practices to support volunteers' safety.