Volunteers

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    • Jan 14, 2021

    VNews VNT 14 January 2021

    After a challenging year, we hope that organisations are now looking to re-engage with their volunteers. We invite you to contact us to discuss how we can support you. We are pleased to welcome Kym Cairns to the Darwin office in the new role of NT Team Leader. Early insights from the current Volunteering Australia ‘COVID-19 impact on volunteering’ survey reveals many organisations are still operating with limited volunteer capacity. The results indicate that 60% of organisations reported that their volunteer programs are only partially operational and 12% still not operational. Currently 40% of organisations are reporting an increase in demand for services with 53% saying they need more volunteers.

    • Jan 14, 2021

    VNews VSA&NT 14 January 2021

    After a challenging year, we hope that organisations are now looking to re-engage with their volunteers. We invite you to contact us to discuss how we can support you. Early insights from the current Volunteering Australia ‘COVID-19 impact on volunteering’ survey reveals many organisations are still operating with limited volunteer capacity. The results indicate that 60% of organisations reported that their volunteer programs are only partially operational and 12% still not operational. Currently 40% of organisations are reporting an increase in demand for services with 53% saying they need more volunteers.

    • Dec 18, 2020

    CEO Communique VSANT 18 December 2020

    Survey research is a valuable tool providing insights into other people’s views, thoughts, feelings and opinions, which provides meaningful data to help drive strategic direction and ensure work is relevant and up to date. In this issue we are focussing on three key volunteering sector surveys. Thank you for your valuable feedback in our Annual Member and Stakeholder Survey which will ensure that we continue to provide the right support and resources - see the results. Expressions of Interest are currently open for the volunteer position of Independent Chair of the Volunteering Strategy for South Australia.

    • Dec 18, 2020

    CEO Communique VNT 18 December 2020

    Survey research is a valuable tool providing insights into other people’s views, thoughts, feelings and opinions, which provides meaningful data to help drive strategic direction and ensure work is relevant and up to date. Thank you to everyone for providing valuable feedback in our Annual Member and Stakeholder Survey 2020 which will ensure that we continue to provide the right support and resources. See the results. May 2021 bring you success with new opportunities and possibilities. Best wishes for a safe and festive season and we look forward to welcoming you back with our first VNews on 7 January 2021.

    • Dec 09, 2020

    VNews VSA&NT 10 December 2020

    Announcing the successful recipients for the 2020 Supplementary Volunteer Grants. Happy International Volunteer Day for last Saturday. Expressions of interest are currently open for an Independent Chair (volunteer position) on the Volunteering Strategy for SA Partnership Board.

    • Dec 09, 2020

    VNews VNT 10 December 2020

    This fortnight we announce the successful recipients in the 2020 Supplementary Volunteer Grants. Hot off the press and in time for Christmas is our latest issue of Vitality (Summer 2020) – a free volunteering magazine featuring good news stories from the volunteering sector. This issue highlights the benefits of volunteering as a pathway to employment.

    • Dec 08, 2020

    Vitality magazine Summer 2020 (SA)

    This free volunteering magazine is published by Volunteering SA&NT and features good news stories from the volunteering sector in South Australia and the Northern Territory. This issue highlights the benefits of volunteering as a pathway to employment. Not only does volunteering help to increase self-esteem by providing a sense of fulfilment in helping others, it also provides the additional opportunity to leverage into a rewarding career. A feature on Emergency Services Volunteering also highlights how much our communities rely on volunteers in emergencies such as bushfires, floods and vehicle accidents.

    • Dec 08, 2020

    Vitality magazine Summer 2020 (NT)

    This free volunteering magazine is published by Volunteering SA&NT and features good news stories from the volunteering sector in South Australia and the Northern Territory. This issue highlights the benefits of volunteering as a pathway to employment. Not only does volunteering help to increase self-esteem by providing a sense of fulfilment in helping others, it also provides the additional opportunity to leverage into a rewarding career.

    • Nov 12, 2020

    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.

    • Nov 12, 2020

    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.