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    • 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.

    • Oct 29, 2020

    VNews VSA&NT 29 October 2020

    Fortnightly news and updates for the volunteering sector. International Volunteer Managers Day #IVMDAY20 next Thursday, 5 November recognises the backbone support of people who lead volunteer programs within their communities #IVMDAY20. The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety released last week proposed recommendations for volunteers working in the aged care sector.

    • Oct 29, 2020

    VNews VNT 29 October 2020

    Fortnightly news and updates for the volunteering sector. International Volunteer Managers Day #IVMDAY20 next Thursday, 5 November recognises the backbone support of people who lead volunteer programs within their communities #IVMDAY20. The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety released last week proposed recommendations for volunteers working in the aged care sector.

    • Oct 22, 2020

    CEO Communique 22 October 2020 AGM & Breakfast

    Thank you to everyone who made our 2020 AGM a sell out! We heard from Senator the Hon Anne Ruston, Senator for South Australia, Hon Michelle Lensink MLC, Minister for Human Services and Sharyn Broer, CEO Meals on Wheels. We launched our Year in Review 2019/2020 Highlights and announced ongoing and new board members.

    • Oct 21, 2020

    Year in Review 2019/20 Highlights

    Our annual Year in Review highlights the successes and achievements throughout the year, which are categorised under our strategic priorities, aligned to the Volunteering Strategy for South Australia. This year volunteers played a vital role and worked tirelessly in fighting the bushfires, supporting emergency services and in the recovery stage. We managed over 3000 registrations of interest for support in bushfires and over 580 for the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Oct 16, 2020

    VNews VSA&NT 15 October 2020

    Farewell to two of our longest standing board members, Sarah Collyer-Braham (2014) and Joe Capozza (2010). Due to an overwhelming response to next week’s AGM, unfortunately registrations to attend in Adelaide have now closed, however if you are interstate or regional, you can still register for online. Financial members can still vote in the Board elections (close COB Monday 19 October 2020) or if you or your organisation would like to vote and aren’t financial, then please arrange payment of membership as soon as possible.