VOLUNTEER GRANTS ACTIVITY

Posted on 23 Dec, 2019

The Australian Government is inviting organisations via a closed non-competitive process to apply for a Volunteer Grant under the Families and Communities Program – Volunteer Grants Activity in 2019-2020.  

The Volunteer Grants Activity is an element of the Families and Communities Program. The Families and Communities Program aims to strengthen relationships, support families, improve well being of children and young people, reduce the cost of family breakdown and strengthen family and community functioning.

Volunteer Grants aim to support the efforts of Australia’s volunteers as well as to encourage and increase participation in volunteering. The grants provide small amounts of money that organisations and community groups can use to help their volunteers. 


ASIC WHISTLEBLOWER GUIDE, NOVEMBER 2019

Posted on 10 Dec, 2019

ASIC introduces the Whistleblower Policies as follows:

“This guide is for entities that must have a whistleblower policy under the Corporations Act—public companies, large proprietary companies and proprietary companies that are trustees of registrable superannuation entities. It gives guidance to help these entities establish a whistleblower policy that complies with their legal obligations. It also contains our good practice guidance on implementing and maintaining a whistleblower policy.

This guide will also help entities that are not required to have a whistleblower policy but are required to manage whistleblowing in accordance with the Corporations Act.”


VOLUNTEERING IN LATER LIFE

Posted on 11 Nov, 2019

The Centre for Ageing Better in the UK has published an article entitled ‘Age-friendly and inclusive volunteering’.

This article is provided here for your information and interest.


TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERS DAY, THU 5 DEC 2019!

Posted on 05 Nov, 2019

The theme for IVD 2019 is ‘Volunteer for an Inclusive Future”. Don’t forget to show your appreciation for your wonderful volunteers!

International Volunteer Day (IVD) is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly and is held each year on 5 December.

It is a day for volunteers and volunteer involving communities to celebrate their efforts and to showcase the difference they make in their communities.

International Volunteers Day focuses on the value of volunteerism through appreciation of local volunteers, including the marginalised groups and women who make up over 60% of volunteers worldwide, and their impact on building resilient communities.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO ASSIST IN GIFT WRAPPING

Posted on 04 Nov, 2019

A local service that supports women and children affected by domestic violence (SAHSSI) is calling for volunteers to assist in gift wrapping between 14 and 24 December inclusive. The stall will be located in Wollongong Central.

All money collected at the stall will be donated to the support of women and children affected by domestic violence.

Please contact Volunteering Illawarra on 4227 7163 for more details.


INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER MANAGERS DAY, 5 NOV 2019

Posted on 30 Oct, 2019

Behind every volunteer lies an equally dedicated group of individuals and agencies who are responsible for the coordination, support, training, administration and recruitment of the world’s volunteers – skilled professionals who are adept at taking singular passion and turning it into effective action.

That is why we celebrate International Volunteer Managers Day (IVMDay) every year on 5 November.

It is important to let those professionals know that the spirit of volunteerism is enhanced and enabled by them – and to thank them.


URGENT! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR DENNY FOUNDATION

Posted on 30 Oct, 2019

The Denny Foundation is in urgent need of volunteers to fill the following positions:

  • Truck drivers with a ‘C’ Class licence.
  • Volunteers for food handling and preparation.

Interested persons should contact Volunteering Illawarra on 4227 7163.