Volunteers

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    • Aug 31, 2017

    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.

    • Aug 18, 2017

    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.

    • Aug 17, 2017

    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.

    • Aug 03, 2017

    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.

    • Jul 20, 2017

    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.

    • Jul 13, 2017

    Tower of Strength Advocacy Campaign for Volunteering Pays Off

    Communities that rely on support for their volunteering programs are feeling relieved at the Government?s decision to reinstate funding.

    • Jul 06, 2017

    Volunteers Recognised in the Community - NT Volunteer of the Year Awards 2017

    Strong communication skills, knowledge and understanding of local fire management issues earnt David Joyce the Volunteering Service Medal at last years' Northern Territory Volunteer of the Year Awards.

    • Jul 06, 2017

    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.

    • Jun 22, 2017

    VNews - 22 June 2017

    Thank you to the delegates, presenters, MC, event partners, sponsors and supporters and to the great team here at Volunteering SA&NT, who have all contributed in making a memorable two-day Lead to Succeed Volunteering Conference in Adelaide last week. Sincere thanks to everyone who signed the Tower of Strength petition to help retain designated funding for Volunteering Support Services.

    • Jun 14, 2017

    Focussed, formidable and fearless - Lead to Succeed Volunteering Conference 2017

    These three words are a leadership call to action and for those working in the State’s volunteering sector, will become a mantra to be strong – to stand up - and be counted.