junk pile

Charities are being overwhelmed by a flood of donations from Marie Kondo-inspired decluttering Netflix viewers. Many op-shops are refusing donations now, but what if people tidy up their consumption habits for good?

blind person crossing street

Advocacy, in the community work sense, means to protect the rights of society's most vulnerable people and ensure that their voices are heard on decisions that affect them. A recent NDIS report recommends disability advocacy continue after 2020, but it's looking doubtful.

Man holding bunch of carrots

Never use sticks on volunteers. Carrots, too, are a poor choice. The word volunteer from the Latin root velle means 'to will, to wish', as in wishing to do something from one's own free will, without coercion or payment. Motivation however - is another thing.

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We've probably heard enough about millennials, innovation and disruption to last, well, a millennium. So do we need a new approach, app or platform to engage potential volunteers? 

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Free training sessions are being offered by The Office of the Children's Guardian for workers and volunteers in child related organisations within NSW. 

Vinnie logo - St Vincent de Paul Society - Good Works

Penrith Community Hub now open. The Community Hub is a client centred support and referral service operated by St Vincent de Paul Society Western Sydney. It offers emergency relief, assessment and referral support for people experiencing disadvantage.