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The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has launched a national public consultation on statistics for volunteering and giving. Members of the public are invited to submit proposals to improve statistics in these areas. A Discussion Paper, which is available online, provides background information on the project and initial findings on data requirements. 

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Leep Volunteer Solutions are reaching out to ask for your help. The community sector at large has faced a number of funding cuts in recent times, and those cuts are now threatening volunteer management and volunteer support services. The Federal Government redesign of the Strengthening Communities Program

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Justice Connect’s Not-for-profit Law has published a range of new volunteering resources on their Information Hub. These resources include state-specific resources for organisations and volunteers based in New South Wales, as well as resources that are relevant to all states and territories. 

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Recently a Volunteer Manager said to me “On-boarding volunteers feels like jumping off a cliff. Off we go, no safety harness, and a 2000ft drop below. Managing volunteer risk in my program is overwhelming!” Managing volunteer risk does not need to feel this way. Let us help you prepare by packing a ‘volunteer risk management parachute’.

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Volunteering Australia has made a 2017-18 Federal Pre-Budget Submission including a series of recommendations to further strengthen the Government’s commitment to volunteering, whilst also greatly strengthening the work of the sector to build strong and resilient communities. Volunteering continues to play a role central