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Welcome to your new-look Volunteering Matters!

Victoria is home to 6.36 million people and growing. 28.4% of our population was born overseas, with 26% speaking a language other than English at home. The new identity is inspired by the diversity of the Victorian community, with a new approach to using illustration and typography.

We are excited to present to you a multitude of matters that influence your work in making Victoria the best state in Australia to volunteer in. Happy reading!


Scott Miller
our news
19 - 21 may
Save the Date: The Fishbowl Series (NVW 2020)

This year, we are running three fishbowl-style events, taking place on consecutive days during National Volunteer Week. The three events will be facilitated by Josephine Cafagna. More details coming soon.

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11 july
Save the Date: Volunteer Expo 2020

On Saturday 11th July 2020, we will host an event that will bring together the talent and diversity of Victoria’s volunteer involving organisations. Being the first of its kind in Victoria, the Expo is expected to attract over 500 members of the public who will explore the various ways they can be involved in their communities through volunteering. More details coming soon.

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2min read
2018 State Budget Investment: Successful Projects Announced 

Volunteering Victoria has been a granted one-off funding for technology and mentoring programs. Congratulations to the successful projects for year two of the 2018 State Budget investment in volunteering.

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2min read
We Hear You: Professional Development (CPD) Feedback

Last year, we launched our CPD pilot program and received an overwhelmingly positive response from our members. We surveyed 31 participants to find out what they got out of the program and how they have benefited.

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Be the first to subscribe 5 people to our newsletter and get a free copy of Sport VolunteeringContact us to win!
This book is an essential guide for anybody studying sport volunteering or managing volunteers in sport and a valuable resource for students of sport development.

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sector news
20min read
Leaders of Health Volunteer Benchmarking Survey 2020

The Leaders of Health Volunteer Engagement (LOHVE) Network has benchmarked health volunteering for the past eight years as a way to inform future health volunteer programs for participants, organizations, peak bodies and government. Take this survey to participate in the sixth benchmarking activity by the LOHVE Network.

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20min read
The Assumption that 'Digital is Best' Excludes NZ's Vulnerable 

This report shows that a wide range of people experience digital exclusion. Within a three-month period, Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) volunteers recorded 4,379 client interactions where digital exclusion was identified.

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The Victorian Volunteer Strategy

Consultation meetings are being scheduled across the State over the coming months. These meetings are a direct opportunity to engage with Anthony Carbines MP, the DHHS volunteering team leading this work and others interested in ensuring we get the best strategy possible. Next meeting: Bendigo, 26 March. 

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close 6 april
Department of Social Services (DSS) Volunteer Grants Program

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.

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20min read
Corporate Volunteering: A Key Mechanism to Employee Engagement

This review is designed to help program managers and decision-makers right-size investments in volunteering, giving and grants technology.

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5min read
Sharon Walsh Wins Impact 25 Award

"This is not only an incredible honour for Sharon, whose work in our sector has been a driving force behind so much innovation and positive change, but also recognises the work of one of the best volunteer engagement networks around, the Leaders of Health Volunteer Engagement network." - Tracey O'Neill, Austin Health.

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2min read
Lumin is Free

Lumin is growing and its first big change is taking down the paywall. Users have paid an annual subscription to access courses, but now accounts are free. Lumin comprises an online training website, with an ever-growing library of courses teaching everything there is to know about marketing, communications, media and messaging. Sign up now!

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10min read
Get Your Organisation Ready for Coronavirus: Communications Best Practice

It is critical for organization to establish clear lines of communications with their employees, volunteers, program participants and communities. The following one-page checklist is provided to help organizations identify key communications best practices and actions surrounding Coronavirus.

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february 
New Members 

Individual members
  • Silvia Carbone
  • Dean Petrisevic
  • Jennie Gale
  • Margaret Campion
  • Julianne Neilson
Full members
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We assist you to lead, manage and support your volunteers more effectively to achieve your vision for volunteering in Victoria.

By joining Volunteering Victoria and working with us, you help ensure there is a formidable, inclusive, and representative voice in volunteering. 
 
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