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Celebrating 2024 National Volunteer Week

Celebrating 2024 National Volunteer Week

27 May 2024

Key Events for National Volunteer Week The Centre for Volunteering marked the beginning of National Volunteer Week with the annual National Volunteer Week Forum. Reflecting on the theme Something for Everyone, CEO Gemma Rygate said, “Volunteering should be for anyone who wants to participate, as it carries our communities.” You can read our special report...

Project Partnerships Program 2024-25

Project Partnerships Program 2024-25

27 May 2024

New round now open The Project Partnerships Program remains an important element of The Centre’s implementation of the Volunteer Management Activity, and we are seeking to partner with organisations to deliver projects that will break down the barriers to volunteering and build sector-wide capacity.  Now in its third year, the program is adopting a refreshed approach, and...

2024 National Volunteer Week Forum

2024 National Volunteer Week Forum

21 May 2024

“Something for Everyone” this National Volunteer Week The Centre marked the beginning of National Volunteer Week with the 2024 National Volunteer Week Forum. An annual event held at NSW Parliament House, this year saw dozens of volunteers, volunteer leaders and supporters of the sector come together to celebrate and reflect on the importance of volunteering....

How to Be Inclusive: 3 Organisations with Answers

How to Be Inclusive: 3 Organisations with Answers

20 May 2024

Examples of Inclusive Volunteering Understanding how to be inclusive is a key step for an organisation looking to make a difference. By embracing diversity, you also embrace a wider range of skills, ideas and perspectives, allowing you to increase your community impact. So, what are the steps towards becoming inclusive? These organisations have some of the...

National Volunteer Week 2024

National Volunteer Week 2024

20 May 2024

“Something for Everyone” with National Volunteer Week 2024 It’s National Volunteer Week 2024 and we are excited to celebrate volunteers with our supporters across New South Wales and beyond. We recognise the hard work and good will of volunteers, who are determined to make a difference every day. This year’s theme, “Something for Everyone,” is...

Tax Changes for Not-for-Profits

Tax Changes for Not-for-Profits

22 April 2024

New Reporting Requirements for NFPs Who Self-Assess as Income Tax Exempt The new reporting requirements specifically impact NFPs with an active Australian Business Number that self-assess as income tax exempt. This includes social clubs, sporting and recreational organisations, professional trade groups and other non-charitable NFPs. The new measure does not impact ACNC-registered charities, government entities,...

National Standards Refresh

National Standards Refresh

26 February 2024

About the National Standards Refresh The National Standards are a best practice framework to guide volunteer involvement. Informed by a sector wide consultation process conducted across each state and territory in 2023, the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement have been refreshed to ensure they are contemporary and inclusive of the diversity of volunteering and volunteers....

Renewing Working With Children Checks

Renewing Working With Children Checks

30 January 2024

Update to Renewing Working With Children Checks For volunteer-involving organsations and volunteers, the Office of the Children’s Guardian has now updated the process for renewing Working With Children Checks (WWCC) to include online applications. If you are due for renewal, you will receive an email three months in advance. When renewing Working With Children Checks,...

2023 NSW Adult Volunteer of the Year

2023 NSW Adult Volunteer of the Year

7 December 2023

2023 NSW Adult Volunteer of the Year Announced Congratulations to the 2023 NSW Adult Volunteer of the Year: Anthia Kollaras, Waverley Woollahra SES. Biography The NSW State Emergency Services (SES) provide crucial, sometimes lifesaving support for communities affected by incidents and disasters across the state. Anthia started with the NSW SES in August 2009 and...

2023 NSW Volunteer Team of the Year

2023 NSW Volunteer Team of the Year

7 December 2023

2023 NSW Volunteer Team of the Year Announced Congratulations to the 2023 NSW Volunteer Team of the Year: Bear Cottage Volunteer Team. Biography The Bear Cottage Children’s Hospice provides care to children and families on respite. On any given day, the workers are supported by a team of up to 10 volunteers, who dedicate their...

2023 NSW Young Volunteer of the Year

2023 NSW Young Volunteer of the Year

7 December 2023

2023 NSW Young Volunteer of the Year Announced Congratulations to the 2023 NSW Young Volunteer of the Year: Rebecca Ju, who volunteers with her high school, Willoughby Council’s Youth Advisory Group, Amnesty International Australia, and the United Nations Association of Australia. Biography Rebecca Ju has extensive volunteering experience, taking on roles in leadership, marketing, community...

International Volunteer Day 2023

International Volunteer Day 2023

5 December 2023

International Volunteer Day is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the contributions of the millions of volunteers across NSW in our sports fields, at the foodbank, patrolling the beaches, or deploying to an emergency – Minister with responsibility for Volunteering, Jodie Harrison UNV coordinates International Volunteer Day on 5 December every year to recognise and...

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