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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.

03/08/2017 - VNews NT
VNews NT - 3 August 2017

Recent appointment of a Business Engagement Manager will ensure that we are connected to corporate organisations and businesses in both South Australia and in the Northern Territory to ensure financial sustainability and capacity building in the volunteering sector.

20/07/2017 - VNews NT
VNews NT - 20 July 2017

Federal Government reinstates funding for volunteer support services! This welcome announcement means that the infrastructure for safe, effective and sustainable volunteering across Australia will be retained and services won’t have to close down.

06/07/2017 - VNews NT
VNews NT - 6 July 2017

The volunteering statistics from last year’s Census have been released, showing the Northern Territory rate of volunteering dropping below the national average, to 17.1% - which however, is up from 16.6% from the last Census in 2011. In addition, there are many people in the NT who volunteer informally, perhaps not recognising themselves as volunteers. This information is not captured in the Census and we will continue to work on improving people’s understanding of volunteering.