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10 Jan

Post Christmas Blues? Start the year with momentum and clarity.

Our guest blogger, Andrew Pepar shares his ways to get the most out of 2017 for those who give the most - our volunteer managers & co-ordinators Through the ... more
9 Dec

Get involved - Test the NSW Government NGO Bench marking Platform

NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation has opened the NGO Benchmarking Scheme for public testing until 28 February 2017. This scheme aims to help NGOs ... more
8 Dec

NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards on the Radiowaves

2GB's Ben Fordham interviews NSW Volunteer of the Year Winners for 2016 State Ceremony Ben Fordham was live at Norths, the venue for the NSW Volunteer of the Year ... more
7 Dec

VNSWA16 State Ceremony Photo Gallery

On December 2, 2016 volunteers from across NSW came together for the 10th Annual NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards at Norths Leagues Club, located in Cammeray. Jo... more
2 Dec

Dentist offering the gift of a smile wins NSW Volunteer of the Year

The co-founder of the National Dental Foundation, Dr David Digges, is the 2016 Volunteer of the Year recognised for establishing a national network of dental ... more
2 Dec

Volunteering helps teen beat anxiety

Volunteering helps teen beat anxiety For the first two years of high school 14 year-old Holly Johnson was so crippled by anxiety she could barely bring herself ... more
24 Nov

Celebrate Volunteering on International Volunteer Day 2016!

Find ways to give #GlobalApplause to our volunteers on International Volunteer Day 2016. The United Nations designated December 5 as International Volunteer Day ... more
7 Nov

2016 Excellence in Volunteer Management Award State Finalists Announced!

The finalists for Excellence in Volunteer Management have been narrowed to three. They are: Royal Rehab Volunteer Services UTS Shopfront, The University of ... more
7 Nov

2016 NSW Corporate Volunteer State Finalists Announced

Three corporations have teams in the running for the state finals of the 2016 Corporate Volunteer Team of the year. They are: Salesforce Team Club Rivers ... more
1 Nov

Let's celebrate our volunteer managers!

November 5 has been designated as International Volunteer Managers Day #IVMDay16. Since 1999 it aims to highlight that: Volunteer Managers have the skills and ... more
26 Oct

Benefit from a Certificate IV Qualification!

It's not too late to enrol in our 2016 Certificate IV in coordination of Volunteer Management - Join Us! Volunteer involving organisations generally lack resourc... more
24 Oct

What's been recommended by the NSW Council of Social Service for the FY17-18 NSW budget?

NCOSS (NSW Council of Social Service) has prepared an economic vision for the State Government to consider in its preparations for next year’s FY18 budget. Learn ... more
13 Oct

Central West Volunteers Supporting New Australian Lives, All Sporting Lives And Every Step in Life

Volunteers from Forbes, Orange and Millthorpe were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th Annual Volunteer of the Year Awards in Bathurst ... more
12 Oct

Orana Volunteers Moving People and Changing Lives

Volunteers from Lightning Ridge and Dubbo were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th Annual Volunteer of the Year Awards in Dubbo today. The ... more
11 Oct

Broken Hill Volunteers Winners are Healthy, Arty and Committed

Volunteers from the Far West were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th Annual Volunteer of the Year Awards in Broken Hill today. The top ... more
7 Oct

Volunteer pay packet – it does exist!

At a time where volunteer participation is dropping and studies suggest 'a disconnect between the volunteer roles that people are interested in and the roles that ... more
5 Oct

Central Coast Volunteers Nourish Life Itself

Volunteers from Lake Munmorah, Mardi, Gosford, Ettalong Beach, Watanobbi, Wyong and Wyong Beach were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th ... more
4 Oct

Hunter Volunteers Touch Lives in Many Places – In The Pool, The Garden, on the Sports Field and in Classrooms

Volunteers from Newcastle, Bar Beach, Broadmeadow, Cardiff South,  Belmont and Wallsend were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th Annual ... more
29 Sep

Sustaining Beautiful Minds and Hearts – Volunteers in the South West Venture into Challenging Terrain

Volunteers from Glen Alpine, Long Point, Wattle Grove and Mount Annan were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th Annual Volunteer of the Year ... more
28 Sep

Illawarra Volunteers will help on the Beaches, in the Bush and in their Hospital Beds

Volunteers from Lake Tabourie, Towradgi, Thirroul, Port Kembla, Warrawong, Kiama and Jamberoo were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th ... more
28 Sep

Refresh Your Professional Skills and Earn Professional Qualifications

The newly revised Certificate IV in Coordination of Volunteer Programs has been revised with you, the Not-For- Profit or Community Service Professional, in mind. ... more
27 Sep

Introducing IAVE’s Handbook on Youth, Volunteering and Employment

Are there ways that NGOs / Volunteer-involving organisations and corporations can help empower youth? “Volunteering is a powerful tool that builds leadership ... more
22 Sep

Volunteers Acting Local and Thinking Global

Volunteers from Braidwood, Bowral, Canberra, Cooma, Batemans Bay and Queanbeyan were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th Annual Volunteer of ... more
21 Sep

Riverina Volunteers Shine with Health Help

Volunteers from Lake Wyangan, Griffith and Wagga Wagga were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th Annual Volunteer of the Year Awards in Wagga ... more
20 Sep

Murray Volunteers Giving Life Affirming Acts at School, On the Road and In the Bush

Volunteers from Moulamein, Lavington, Gerogery, Thurgoona, Culcairn and Jindera were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th Annual Volunteer of ... more
19 Sep

What questions should you ask when designing a volunteer program?

There are always some questions you should consider when designing a volunteering program or refining an existing program. This excerpt from an article from ... more
16 Sep

What is the Olympics Legacy for the Volunteering sector?

Higher education facilities across the world study the impact of the Olympics on local volunteering efforts The Centre for Volunteering was pleased to take ... more
14 Sep

In the Pool on the Bike of for the Love of Birds – Volunteers in New England are Winners in Community Spirit

Volunteers from Tamworth, Armidale and Moree were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th Annual Volunteer of the Year Awards in Armidale ... more
13 Sep

A Touch Theatrical, Knitting for Vital Hospital Supplies or Running Relays for Cancer Northern Rivers Volunteers Excel in all Areas

Volunteers from Byron Bay, Lennox Head and Yamba were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th Annual Volunteer of the Year Awards in South ... more
13 Sep

Resourcing your Volunteer Management program: 8 questions to sharpen your focus.

Are we neglecting a vital enabler to the success of our non-profit community service organisations? One of our trainers, Penny York, provides insights into what ... more
12 Sep

Saving Hearts, Caring For Kids and Building Solutions for the Disabled – Coastal Volunteers Take the Prize

Volunteers from the Mid North Coast were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th Annual Volunteer of the Year Awards in Port Macquarie today. ... more
9 Sep

On Bikes, In Schools, With The Disabled - Volunteers Are Engineering Solutions For All

. Volunteers from Asquith, Glenhaven, Hornsby Heights, Carlingford, Rouse Hill and The Ponds were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th ... more
8 Sep

Dentists, Teachers And Students Volunteering for Safer and Stronger Communities

Volunteers from Bellevue Hill, Sydney City, Broadway, Kensington, Dover Heights, Rosebery and the University of NSW were recognised for their outstanding contri... more
5 Sep

Mums Helping Mums, School Girls Helping Street Girls: Volunteers In The Mix Of Life

Volunteers from Riverview, Turramurra, Lindfield, Newport, North Sydney and Pymble were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th Annual Volunteer ... more
1 Sep

Let’s Talk About It – Volunteering Communicates Happiness

Volunteers from Glenbrook, Abbotsbury, Bidwill, Kurrajong and Blacktown were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th Annual Volunteer of the ... more
1 Sep

Men and women - how do we compare across social issues?

How do to the genders compare across social issues in Australia? The Australian Bureau of Statistics (or ABS) released on August 31 the Economic Security, Educat... more
31 Aug

Volunteers Support Migrants, Music And Mental Health

Volunteers from Lakemba, Drummoyne, Strathfield and Newtown  were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th Annual Volunteer of the Year Awards ... more
30 Aug

From Cake Stalls to Parliament House: Volunteers Soar to New Heights

Volunteers from Granville, Bankstown, Auburn and Baulkham Hills were recognised for their outstanding contribution at the 10th Annual Volunteer of the Year ... more
23 Aug

Are there new ways of thinking about Corporate Volunteering?

What did we learn from Chris Jarvis, co-founder of Realized Worth on August 22? Chris Jarvis spent his time in Sydney imparting his knowledge on corporate volunt... more
18 Aug

Member Spotlight - Cerebal Palsy Alliance

This month, we caught up with Diana Piper from Cerebral Palsy Alliance to learn more about the organisation & their volunteer program! 1.     What is the ... more
16 Aug

Get to know Chris Jarvis, guest speaker at our Aug 22 Corporate Volunteering workshop!

Who is Chris Jarvis and Realized Worth? On Monday, August 22 The Centre will be hosting a one-day workshop on Corporate Volunteering: Moving from Transactional ... more
9 Aug

Why does corporate volunteering matter?

Can corporate volunteering make a difference in our community? Chris Jarvis is co-founder and CEO of Realized Worth. He is a leading voice in this field, as ... more
5 Aug

Volunteers Count Yourself In!

If you volunteer, make sure you're accounted in #AusCensus! On Census Night please don’t run out of enthusiasm by the time you get to the second last ... more
4 Aug

A new way find out NSW Government funding first

A new and efficient way to find funding opportunities for your organisation. NSW Procurement has launched an eTendering database which can be used by all Non-Go... more
26 Jul

The road to your professional development starts here!

The Centre for Volunteering, through The School of Volunteer Management (SVM), can help you progress your volunteer management career with various training course... more
25 Jul

How can corporate volunteering help with the Refugee Crisis?

On May 19th the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) hosted the Corporate Response to the Refugee Challenge Forum in Berlin, Germany. The ... more

Hints & Tips on Conflict Resolution – Part 3

What can I do to steer the conversation in a constructive way? So you're experiencing some form of conflict whilst volunteering and have decided to take action, ... more

Taking care of those who care for others

Founder of Lead your own Change Tulsi van de Graaff discusses the need to care for the people behind During the 2016 NSW Volunteering Symposium Tulsi helped our ... more
6 Jul

Hints & Tips on Conflict Resolution - Part 2

How can we address conflict in a positive manner? Conflict is a part of everyday life and comes from differences between individuals or individuals and organisat... more
29 Jun

Update - Candidates asked to pledge to Vote for Volunteering this Federal Election

Vote for Volunteering is a campaign asking every candidate in Federal Election to pledge their support for volunteering. An initiative of the national peak ... more
29 Jun

Highlights from 2016 NSW Volunteering Symposium

What you missed out on at the 2016 NSW Volunteering Symposium. On a very chilly Monday, June 27, delegates from across greater Sydney and NSW joined us at the ... more
29 Jun

Hints & Tips on Conflict Resolution - Part 1

Conflict is more commonplace than you think. But it can be resolved! There are various situations in which this can arise when you're volunteering. As such, NSW ... more
29 Jun

Interview with Mark Rushton - 2015 NSW Volunteer of the Year

How has the NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards impacted winner, Mark Rushton? On the cricket field, Mark Rushton stands out for his enthusiasm for his young player... more
22 Jun

Get to know guest speaker for #NSWVolSymp - Tulsi van de Graaff.

Previewing Guest Speaker at #NSWVolSymp - Tulsi van de Graaff, Businesswoman, Lead Your Own Change Self-care should not be low on your To Do List! As a volunt... more
21 Jun

Get the Full Program for the 2016 NSW Volunteering Symposium

Agenda for next Monday’s 2016 Volunteering Symposium Time Session 12.00 Registration 12.20 Welcome and Introduction Gemma ... more
20 Jun

Get to know guest speaker for #NSWVolSymp, Penny York

Previewing our Guest Speaker at #NSWVolSymp - Penny York, Consultant, Facilitator, Trainer – Useability Is your organisation sabotaging  your  volunteer ... more
17 Jun

Get to know guest speaker for #NSWVolSymp, David Locke

Previewing our guest speaker at #NSWVolSymp - David Locke from ACNC We're excited to have the Assistant Commissioner with the ACNC, David Locke, speak at #NSWVol... more
14 Jun

BREAKING NEWS - Charlie Moir ESM President of the NSW SES VA joins the NSW Volunteering Symposium line up

We're excited to announce that Charlie Moir ESM will be one of our keynote speakers at the NSW Volunteering Symposium. NSW State Emergency Service (SES) is an ... more
10 Jun

Introducing our NSW Volunteering Symposium Speakers

Who will feature in the NSW Volunteering Symposium? This year, The Centre for Volunteering will hold the Volunteering Symposium for the sector in New South Wales. ... more
3 Jun

Looking for pro bono legal, professional service or financial advice?

Applications for the Expert Advice Exchange have been extended until 21 June 2016! The EAX is a platform to connect social sector organisations with pro bono ... more