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Today is #InternationalDayofFamilies and the start of #NationalFamiliesWeek (15 -21 May). Let’s take the time to reflect on the critical role that families play in teaching, supporting and nurturing children especially as they grow. ... See MoreSee Less
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"We call the act of willingly giving time for the common good and without financial gain, volunteering. But of course, the act of participating in community, identifying a need and pitching in to help, is as old as communities themselves." #waveforvolunteers #NVW2021Volunteering Australia CEO Mark Pearce writes in the Daily Telegraph about the importance of volunteering in the lead up to National Volunteer Week. www.volunteeringaustralia.org/lets-put-our-hands-together-and-applaud-the-work-of-the-nations-uns...Photo with ACT State Emergency Service ... See MoreSee Less
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National Volunteer Week is supported again in 2021 by Aon Australia. Aon has been a proud supporting partner of Volunteering Australia for over 20 years.Starting Monday 17 May, we invite you to join us as we celebrate and thank volunteers for the vital role they play in communities across the country this #NVW2021. Let’s recognise that volunteers make our communities stronger, especially during times of need, crisis or isolation. #waveforvolunteersNational Volunteer Week is only a week away. We are delighted to be an exclusive sponsor to the 2021 National Volunteer Week, as part of our 20-year plus strong partnership with Volunteering Australia. #NVW2021 #volunteering #volunteers #nonforprofit #AonAustralia #waveforvolunteers ... See MoreSee Less
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Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteers, starts Monday 17 May. Join Experience Wyndham by creating your own #waveforvolunteers this National Volunteer Week. Upload your wave photo to social media and share using the hashtags #NVW2021 and #waveforvolunteersWerribee Visitor Information Centre recently welcomed back its friendly volunteers!This National Volunteer Week we would like to say a special Thank you as we Recognise, Reconnect and Reimagine, 2021. #NVW2021 #waveforvolunteers ... See MoreSee Less
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Volunteering integral to achieving Federal Budget priorities.The Federal Budget has allocated significant and welcome new funding to aged care provision, mental health services and building community resilience, with each of these relying on the contribution of volunteers. In taking forward these reform agendas, the role of volunteers needs to be explicitly recognised with dedicated investment ensuring volunteering is safe and sustainable into the future.Volunteering Australia asked the Australian Government to invest in volunteering to ensure it can support the nation’s social and economic recovery. This included investing in a Reinvigorating Volunteering Action Plan to bring back volunteers and to support services and programs that rely on a volunteer workforce. We again call on the Australian Government to partner with the volunteering sector to develop and implement a package of measures to address the impact of COVID-19 and the longer-term challenges that the sector has been facing.Read more of Volunteering Australia's Federal Budget 2021-22 coverage on our website: www.volunteeringaustralia.org/policy/advocacy-campaigns/federal-budget-2021-22/ ... See MoreSee Less
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