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An announcement from the Department of Social Services that volunteer support services will no longer be eligible for their own pool of grants funding has disappointed Volunteering Australia, who say that the move demonstrates the Federal Government’s continued undervaluing of the role of volunteering in building strong and resilient communities.

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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