Volunteers

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    • Jul 02, 2021

    VNews VSA&NT 1 July 2021

    As from yesterday, changed funding arrangements for the new Volunteer Management Activity (VMA) has commenced with State and Territory volunteering peak bodies. The new five year model will focus on developing and implementing strategies to build the capacity of volunteer involving organisations. Initiatives include online volunteer management services, and breaking down barriers to volunteering for identified priority groups (people with disability; First Nation peoples and newly arrived migrants).

    • Jun 17, 2021

    VNews VNT 17 June 2021

    As from yesterday, changed funding arrangements for the new Volunteer Management Activity (VMA) has commenced with State and Territory volunteering peak bodies. The new five year model will focus on developing and implementing strategies to build the capacity of volunteer involving organisations. Initiatives include online volunteer management services, and breaking down barriers to volunteering for identified priority groups (people with disability; First Nation peoples and newly arrived migrants).

    • Jun 17, 2021

    VNews VSA&NT 17 June 2021

    This week we have good reason to celebrate our amazing volunteering sector with the recipients announced in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours and the South Australian Volunteer Awards.

    • Jun 03, 2021

    VNews VNT 3 June 2021

    Thank you to everyone who participated in National Volunteer Week celebrations from 17-23 May 2021. We had very pleasing attendance at the volunteer thank you events in Alice Springs and Darwin.

    • Jun 03, 2021

    VNews VSA&NT 3 June 2021

    Thank you to everyone who participated in National Volunteer Week celebrations from 17-23 May 2021. We had a very pleasing result with media coverage for the Adelaide Volunteer Thank You Parade and the ‘Colour Your Community Red’ online campaign.

    • May 20, 2021

    VNews VNT 20 May 2021

    It’s National Volunteer Week (NVW), and we are celebrating and thanking volunteers, not only here in the Northern Territory and South Australia, but all around Australia.

    • May 20, 2021

    VNews VSA&NT 20 May 2021

    t’s National Volunteer Week (NVW), and we are celebrating and thanking volunteers, not only here in South Australia and the Northern Territory, but all around Australia.

    • May 12, 2021

    Colour your community red - say ‘thank you’ to our volunteers - media release NT

    Let's join together to Recognise. Reconnect. Reimagine. volunteering, and thank all Northern Territory volunteers for what they do each and every day in the community. The National Volunteer Week (17-23 May 2021) theme acknowledges now is the time to Recognise, celebrate and thank volunteers for the vital role they play in our lives. To Reconnect to what is important by giving time to help ourselves and others, and to Reimagine volunteering and how we can all better support volunteers. Last year, a new online campaign ‘Colour Your Community Red’ was launched which gave everyone a chance to show their support and appreciation to volunteers by tying something red outside of their homes or offices.

    • May 12, 2021

    Reinvigorating Volunteering NT - media release 7 May 2021

    Northern Territorian’s are being asked to put their hand up to volunteer as organisations currently face a shortage of volunteers to undertake essential work. At the height of the pandemic last year, two out of three volunteers stopped volunteering which added to the existing decline in volunteer numbers which was down 7 percent in 2019/2020. Many volunteers were temporarily stood down, and as volunteer programs get back up and running, some of these volunteers are sadly, not returning. Volunteer involving organisations are now finding it difficult to re-engage or recruit volunteers even though the demand is there.

    • May 12, 2021

    Colour your community red - say ‘thank you’ to our volunteers - media release 12 May 2021

    South Australian volunteers are recognised and thanked for their amazing contribution during National Volunteer Week (17-23 May 2021). With a theme of Recognise. Reconnect. Reimagine. the week is about acknowledging the vital role of volunteers, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. It reiterates the importance of volunteers in the community, and by working together, how we can all reinvigorate volunteering by becoming more innovative and flexible. Volunteering SA&NT, the peak body which leads the volunteering sector in South Australia and the Northern Territory will be launching the week-long celebrations during National Volunteer Week with a Volunteer Parade and BBQ on Monday 17 May 2021.