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National Volunteering Conference 2016 
The call for Abstracts for the 2016 National Volunteering Conference has now closed.  
Early bird registrations remain open. Visit the 2016 National Volunteering Conference website to apply.
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VA announces new Definition of Volunteering

The definition of Volunteering hs been expanded for the first time in 20 years to recognise the new ways Australians give their time. The new definition follows an extensive 2 year, nationwide consulation to understad what activities we consider as volunteering today. The new definition states: "'volunteering' is time freely given for the common good without financial gain".
See here for the explanatory notes providing clarity on what is in and what is out, or visit the Volunteering Australia website.
See here for the Media Release.
See here for the FAQs.

Latest ABS stats show downturn in volunteering 

New ABS data show volunteering rates in Australia are declining for thefirst timein almost 20 years with 75% of people surveyed saying they feel rushed or pressed for time. SA dropped less than the national average and was one of the better performing states.
Media Release

NEW National Standards for Volunteer Involvement

Volunteering Australia's new National Standards for Volunteer Involvement were launched on Monday 11 May 2015 to mark the beginning of National Volunteer Week 2015 (11-17 May). 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 Standards provide a sound framework for supporting the volunteer sector in Australia. The Standards are much easier to follow and are adaptable to different organisation types and different forms of volunteering which reflect the diversity of this growing sector. Download the Standards document here.

Work for the Dole Position Statement

Volunteering Victoria has released a position statement about Work for the Dole, a position Volunteering SA&NT also holds.

Volunteering peaks call for urgent review of DSS funding decisions - Senate Inquiry told

Volunteering peak bodies have spoken out on the far reaching inequity, inadequacy and impact of the recent DSS funding process and have called for an urgent review of some decisions.  Media Release

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