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Volunteering Australia is proud to recognise and support NAIDOC Week. This year’s theme Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! invites all of us to amplify our voices and narrow the gap between aspiration and reality, good intent and outcome.We are committed to continuing to develop our understanding of community participation by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through our Indigenous Policy and Practice Working Group. This discussion platform centres the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our policy making.#NAIDOC2022 #GetUpStandUpShowUp ... See MoreSee Less
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Our Better Together story this week celebrates a successful #ABC90for90 campaign for community kindness. Volunteering Australia congratulates ABC Australia for 90 years of connecting the community to news, stories, and each other. Thank you for boosting awareness and inspiring Australians with the power of volunteering through pledging 90 minutes to a cause.The final total of pledges by Australian’s came to 229,860 minutes of volunteering, well exceeding the goal of 100,000 minutes. We hope everyone who participated in #ABC90for90 has been inspired by volunteering.Thank you for your generosity of time and joining the millions of volunteers across Australia. We are, Better Together.www.volunteeringaustralia.org/abc90for90/#/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you hear us on Triple J’s Hack last night talking about youth volunteering? We’re holding focus groups with young people so we can hear firsthand what you think the National Strategy for Volunteering can do to create a powerful future for the next generation of volunteers. If you’re interested in being involved comment below or fill out our contact form at www.volunteeringstrategy.org.au ... See MoreSee Less
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Volunteering Australia is delighted for our Governance and Operations Manager, Carla Albrighton who has been awarded a scholarship to attend the Australian Institute of Directors ‘Governance Foundations for Non-For-Profits Directors’ course. By attending this program, Carla will gain valuable skills to support Volunteering Australia to adhere to best-practice governance principles.Congratulations Carla! ... See MoreSee Less
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Today, the 2021 Census revealed that 2,933,646 people in Australia said they did unpaid voluntary work for an organisation or group. This is a 19 per cent decrease from 2016. ow.ly/bSS050JJelHVolunteering Australia looks forward to working with the Australian Bureau of Statistics on the review of the General Social Survey and to ensure that official volunteering data meets the future needs of government and the volunteering ecosystem. #2021CensusDataAU ... See MoreSee Less
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