Volunteers

Research report

11 Sep 2017

This is the second of five research reports from Giving Australia 2016, with findings of interest to civil society, government, business, and philanthropists.

The Business Giving and Volunteering report focuses on giving and volunteering by small, medium and large businesses that...

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Research report

11 Sep 2017

This is the third release, of five research reports from Giving Australia 2016, with findings of interest to civil society, government, business, and philanthropists.

The Individual Giving and Volunteering report provides insights on volunteering, including trends, innovations and...

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Report

18 Aug 2017

On 21 June 2017 the Legislative Council resolved to establish a Select Committee to inquire into:

… the restructuring of Victoria’s fire services as contemplated by the Firefighters’ Presumptive Rights Compensation and Fire Services Legislation Amendment (Reform) Bill 2017 and, in...

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10 Aug 2017

The Victorian Government is committed to strengthening and safeguarding the rights of vulnerable Victorians. Community Visitors work with some of the most marginalised people in our community to voice their concerns and safeguard their rights. In responding to the recommendations of the...

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02 Aug 2017

Every day, ordinary Australians visit people detained in Australia’s onshore immigration detention facilities. This is an important and often under-appreciated role. These visitors provide emotional support to people in detention, advocate on their behalf and fill in the gaps that exist in...

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Research report

16 Aug 2016

The Department of Social Services has commissioned research aimed at improving the knowledge base about giving and volunteering patterns and trends to support evidence-based policy development.

DSS, on behalf of the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership, recently commissioned a...

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Research report

24 May 2016

Terms of Reference: Received from the Legislative Assembly on 23 December 2014:

That, under s 33 of the Parliamentary Committees Act 2003, an inquiry into the CFA training college at Fiskville be referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Committee for consideration,...

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Research report

16 Dec 2015

Executive Summary

Australia has a long history of migration and a highly diverse population. ABS data shows that at 30 June 2014, 28.1% of the population was born overseas (ABS, 2015). Australia’s current immigration policy includes a strong focus on bringing skilled...

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Audio presentation

20 Aug 2015

Jennifer Nedelsky calls for deliberation on her proposal to completely rebalance the challenges of employment, life, family and care. Her idea; that everybody (and she does mean everybody) engage in both paid part-time work and unpaid part-time care. In this talk she argues that the current...

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Research report

23 Jul 2015

Executive Summary

Training and professional development are key tools for strategically enhancing the leadership and technical competence of any workforce. Research shows that formal learning experiences that are well aligned, designed, delivered, and applied do improve...

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Guide

11 May 2015

Volunteering Australia’s new national standards for volunteer involvement update standards produced in 1998 and 2001 and provide a sound framework for supporting the volunteer sector in Australia.

Introduction

Volunteer involvement is a critical part of Australian...

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Research report

05 Dec 2014

This report is a collaboration between Volunteering Tasmania and the Institute of Project Management (IPM). It uses IPM's Model of Value Creation to locate the discrete values of volunteering activity and, for the first time, illustrate the dynamic ways in which they interact.

The model...

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Conference paper

16 Nov 2014

Introduction

Not-for-profits, community-based organisations and social enterprises have volunteerism at its roots, and for many at its heart. The 'Third Sector' is still commonly known to many as the 'Voluntary Sector'. Yet in recent years, many involved in the Third...

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Conference paper

09 Nov 2014

Given the increasing level of political, economic and social pressures, the role of third sector non-executive directors, undertaken voluntarily and unremunerated, is poised to become less attractive.

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The Australian disability sector is the current...

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Research report

15 Apr 2014

This audit found that the NSW State Emergency Service cannot be assured that it has sufficient volunteers to respond to future demands.

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The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) is the lead agency responsible for preparing the community for and responding...

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Research report

06 Feb 2014

This report assesses whether the the Country Fire Authority and Victoria State Emergency Service effectively and efficiently manage emergency services volunteers.

Introduction: Volunteering is critical to the delivery of community services throughout Victoria. When...

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Journal article

17 Dec 2013

Recent research into volunteer motivation offers the possibility of improved recruitment and retention techniques for volunteer organizations by designing organizational recruitment messages to match volunteer motivations. Using a sample of event volunteers (N = 488) drawn from five...

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Research report

19 Nov 2013

There is little information in Aotearoa New Zealand about how women are represented across the Community and Voluntary Sector (CVS), despite the fact that the sector’s voluntary and paid workforce is heavily dominated by women. The representation of women in leadership and governance roles, and...

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Journal article

20 Aug 2013

The article explores the vital contribution of the community and voluntary sector as a voice for the voiceless and as a conduit of information about society’s unmet needs. The challenge, however, is that these roles are being severely constrained by the heavy dependence of the voluntary sector...

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Research report

26 Mar 2013

The important role of community and voluntary sector organisations to democratic debate and policy development is widely acknowledged by governments, academics, and the sector itself. However, our survey of 153 NZ community and voluntary sector groups shows that democratic engagement has been...

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