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  • Volunteer support services discussed at Senate Estimates

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    Late last night Senator Louise Pratt asked questions at Senate Estimates in relation to volunteer support services and the redesign of the Strengthening Communities grants program into the new Strong and Resilient Communities (SARC) grants program. We thank Louise Pratt… Read More

  • Motion passes in Senate about volunteer management services

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    Volunteering Australia is delighted that a motion from Senator Louise Pratt today passed in the Senate. The motion calls on the government to recognise the importance of funding volunteer management services and Volunteering Australia’s campaign to retain funding for volunteer management… Read More

  • VA kicks off advocacy campaign

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    Today, on Valentine’s Day, Volunteering Australia and our State and Territory Peak partners hosted the ‘Share the Love’ for Volunteer Support Services event at Australian Parliament House to kick off a national volunteering advocacy campaign. Minister for Social Services Christian… Read More

  • DSS Funding Changes show Volunteer Support Services continue to be undervalued by the Federal Government

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    An announcement today from the Department of Social Services that volunteer support services will no longer be eligible for their own pool of grants funding has disappointed Volunteering Australia, who say that the move demonstrates the Federal Government’s continued undervaluing… Read More

  • Volunteer Support Services: Building strong and resilient communities

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    Volunteering Australia has made a 2017-18 Federal Pre-Budget Submission including a series of recommendations to further strengthen the Government’s commitment to volunteering, whilst also greatly strengthening the work of the sector to build strong and resilient communities. Volunteering continues to… Read More