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Jasper the volunteering Border Collie brings smiles

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Volunteering is often attributed to youth trying to bolster their CV or as a bridge between high school and university, however it’s been found that Australians over 50 engage in volunteering for reasons that don’t serve themselves, and an overwhelming number are doing so.

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Volunteer Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Be part of Commonwealth Games history.

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Meals On Wheels Aims To Cut Red Tape

Meals on Wheels South Australia (MoWSA) has kicked off 2016 by suggesting two tape-cutting ideas that the State and Federal Governments should adopt this year. CEO Sharyn Broer said the ideas put forward, which include introducing a volunteer card and reviewing the My Aged Care process, will make Meals on Wheels easier for both customers and volunteers.

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Why It Pays To Donate Or Volunteer At Christmas

The annual White Christmas Stocking Fund has kicked off again, meaning there’s a magical evening of Christmas entertainment at Warner Bros. Movie World just around the corner for 4,500 disadvantaged Gold Coasters. Every year, the event begins by launching the Stocking Fund, which raises much-needed money to be distributed among struggling families and key charities

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Volunteer Virtually This International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day is happening on Friday 5 December, and this year Australian charity DoSomething are calling on people to try something different – become a virtual volunteer. Being a virtual volunteer means volunteering your time online or on the phone, and one of the benefits is that you can do it any time of

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WA Seniors Awards Announced

Bardi Jawi woman Maureen Angus who championed the need for services in her small town of 300 people has been named Western Australia’s highest achieving senior at the WA Seniors Awards.   Seniors and Volunteering Minister Tony Simpson said Maureen Angus, a Bardi Jawi woman from Ardyaloon, was a tireless advocate for the remote Kimberley

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Latest Statistics Show Time Spent Caring for Others is Rising

Latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that the proportion of carers spending 40 hours a week or more providing care has increased by nearly 40 per cent. “We found there were 2.7 million people providing informal care in 2012,” said Sarah March from the ABS, “and around 29 per cent of

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Discovering More About Birds in Backyards

There’s nothing quite like spending time in the great outdoors — especially in the garden — and getting to know some of the birds that visit. At BirdLife Australia and the National Parks Association of NSW, we’d like to get to know them too. “One of the most enjoyable aspects of being in the garden

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National Volunteer Week – 10 Surprising Facts

After 25 years celebrating National Volunteer Week, Volunteering Australia is using this year’s event to kick off a national review to update the definition of volunteering.’ In 1996 Volunteering Australia identified a set of principles to describe volunteering. These principles still underpin volunteering policy for not for profits, business and government. CEO of Volunteers Australia Brett

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Host a Long Table Dinner and Help Cure Cancer

During the time you have your friends over for dinner 40 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer. here’s a way you can help cure cancer.  If you love food and cooking or getting together with your friends and family, The Longest Table is right up your alley. Enjoy what you love while helping people with

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