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State of Volunteering in Australia - April 2016

Wednesday 6 April 2016

Barriers need to be removed, Volunteering Australia report shows

New Volunteering Australia data released today confirms that volunteering rates in NSW and across Australia are under pressure, and that organisations need to better align volunteering opportunities with the interests of prospective volunteers.

In line with the recent ABS data signifying a 5% decline in volunteering over the past 5 years, the State of Volunteering in Australia report indicates that volunteers are feeling the pressure, that they are time poor and those barriers to volunteering need to be removed.

The Volunteering Australia State of Volunteering in Australia 2016 report, compiled with the assistance of PwC, analyses the findings from a national survey of approximately 3,000 volunteers, volunteer involving organisations and, for the first time, corporations.

Volunteer Drivers Needed

“The Charity that helps when no one else can”


Sydney & Inner West

Do you have a spare few hours a day/week?

Can you help this wonderful Community Charity?

Sir Roden & Lady Cutler Foundation with an office located at both Moore Park Sydney & Majors Bay Road Concord is looking for Volunteer Drivers for our successful “Pick Me Up Service” for residents and Communities throughout the Sydney Metropolitan area.

Since 1999 the Foundation’s objective has been to provide to persons who by reason of their infirmity, age or disability and are immobilised transport to hospital, their medical practitioner, social worker or to other venues to obtain the necessities of life.

This is a free service that has seen the number of trips grow from 900 in 2004 to over 8500 in 2016.

We are looking for Volunteer Drivers to help us ensure that we can continue to provide this unique and and wonderful service to those people in need.

So if you enjoy Driving and like making a difference please contact Phil Beeston on 9357 2801 or Vincent Del Zio on 8765 8661 if you wish to help or obtain further information.  



2016 NSW VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARDS: nominations open

The NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards is an annual awards program launched in 2007 by The Centre for Volunteering to recognise the outstanding efforts of the 2 million+ volunteers in NSW, and to promote the importance of volunteering to the community. Nominations are now open for the following categories:

  • Student – Full-time students in Primary, Secondary, Vocational or Tertiary study
  • Youth- 24 years and under
  • Adult – 25 to 64 years
  • Senior – 65 years +
  • Volunteer Team
  • Excellence in Volunteer Management
  • Corporate Volunteer (Individual)
  • Corporate Volunteer Team

The winners of Student, Youth, Adult and Senior categories will be eligible for the award of Volunteer of the Year.

Nominations close: 15 July 2016.

More information and make a nomination

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