Last week, our Logan Volunteer Managers Network celebrated International Volunteer Managers Day, thanks to the support of Bunnings Underwood, and took time out to ‘sharpen the saw’ and recharge! If you haven’t heard the 'sharpen the saw' story before, keep reading!
Get ready to Build the Future of the Australian Volunteering Sector. The 2016 National Volunteering Conference (6 – 8 April 2016, National Convention Centre, Canberra) is shaping up to be one of the biggest events to maximise the opportunities and tackle the challenges for the future of the Australian volunteering sector. The release of the program includes keynote speakers such as: Robyn Moore, Australia’s most in demand female speaker Susan Ellis, President of Energize Inc, and volunteer management expert from the USA John Brogden, CEO of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, delivering advice in leadership and self-care Jean Kittson, facilitating The Great Debate: Which Generation makes the best volunteer
The national surveys for volunteers, volunteer-involving-organisations and corporate organisations are now open. Your feedback will help us evaluate the State of Volunteering in Australia and shape the future of volunteering. Volunteering Australia and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) are currently developing the 2015/16 State of Volunteering in Australia report, which aims to provide a comprehensive review of the volunteering sector nationally.
Whilst there are plenty of ideas for having an effective and healthy volunteer program, we’ve put together a list of the ones that we consider imperative for a truly successful program that is adaptable to most community organisations. Here are 10 commandments, and whist they are not set in stone, we challenge you to think about them and discuss with your colleagues.