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    • Sep 20, 2017

    VNews - 14 September 2017

    The latest findings on volunteering were released this week as part of the Giving Australia 2016 report. South Australians have come out in front again with statistics showing that four in 10 volunteered last year, averaging 168 hours, which is 30 more hours than the second place-getter, New South Wales.

    • Sep 14, 2017

    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.

    • Aug 31, 2017

    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."

    • 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.