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Join Leep for a series of free webinars, delivered in partnership with Be Connected. You’ll discover what is involved in being a digital mentor, how to harness volunteer motivation, and a variety of methods for recruiting volunteers.

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National Volunteer Week will be celebrated from 21-27 May 2018. Volunteering Australia has released the official promotional materials - you can download a range of certificates, invitations, posters and other resources to support National Volunteer Week this year. 

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New research of 2,018 Australians by NRMA Insurance has found that the vast majority of Australians are committed to helping others. Three quarters (74%) say they give up their time to help others in their community. Almost half volunteer in an organised way (41%) while two thirds donate to charity (67%).

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The Australian Seniors Insurance Agency's recent The Modern Australian Communities report is the ninth instalment of The Australian Seniors Series, examining the contributions of senior community members and the knock-on effects we may experience when they are no longer able to volunteer as much of their time.

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A need to understand the benefits of and barriers to volunteering and giving and their economic impacts were among the key issues highlighted in the results from a national consultation, published in an information paper by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

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Volunteers who feel loved, appreciated and connected to your organization are more likely to stick around for the long haul. And how do you instil these feelings? Through volunteer engagement. When you email your volunteers, are you thanking them? Are you letting them know how their work is making an impact?

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A good volunteer opportunity title and description lead prospective volunteers to want to learn more about your organization, culture, mission, and role. If flexed correctly, an exceptionally-written opportunity will attract the perfect volunteer fit. Check out these tips from Engaging Volunteers for writing a compelling volunteer opportunity.