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21st IAVE World Volunteer Conference, Singapore Print E-mail
Feb 04, 2011

Volunteering Geelong has recently had the privilege of being asked to present a paper on the Leading with Standards Program at the 21st IAVE World Conference held in Singapore in January.

The event included a mixture of conference sessions, forums, and workshops and was attended by over 1000 people from all over the world. On the agenda were issues addressed by the UN Millennium Development Goals of poverty eradication, literacy, health, environmental sustainability, and other issues including, engaging the baby boomer generation, youth, religious bodies, leadership development, cross-cultural sensitivities, research into volunteer capital, risk management, episodic volunteering, large-scale events, humanitarian relief, and corporate volunteering.

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Alison Duff, Manager of the Leading with Standards program co presented a workshop at the conference on Volunteer Performance and Measuring Performance to Meet Expectations. Sue Kobar, Manager of Volunteer Services, Nurse Maude, New Zealand and Yael Caplin, Resource Development Manager at the Leir Institute for Volunteer Management, Israel, also presented. The workshop focused on how volunteer managers and coordinators develop quality frameworks for volunteer programs particularly in the area of performance management.

Alison Duff, Yael Caplin & Sue Kobar

Last Updated ( Feb 26, 2015 )
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Research on people from disadvantaged backgrounds accessing volunteering Print E-mail
Feb 04, 2014
Below is a range of links to National & International research on people from disadvantaged backgrounds accessing volunteering

Volunteering Geelong PRAISE Project reports

General research around CALD volunteers (National and International)

General research around people with disabilities volunteering

Research around people with intellectual disabilities volunteering


Last Updated ( Feb 04, 2014 )
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Premier's Community Volunteering Awards Print E-mail
Feb 04, 2014

Congratulations to Gail Rodgers,  Manager of Volunteering Geelong (pictured below with Victorian Premier John Brumby and Lily D'Ambrosio, Minister for Community Development), for being nominated as a finalist at the recent Premier's Community Volunteering Awards 2010 in the Community Volunteering Leadership Section.

Premier's Community Volunteering Awards
Premier's Community Volunteering Awards

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Volunteering Geelong's Research and Best Practice Print E-mail
Feb 04, 2014

Leading with Standards Program

Volunteering Geelong actively supports best practice in Volunteer Management in the region by developing new initiatives such as the Leading with Standards program, developed to assist community organisations to work towards impementing the National Standards for Involving Volunteers within their own individual workplace setting. The recently released report - Evaluation of the Leading with Standards Pilot Project & Appendix (Questionnaire) details progress of 12 organisations in the region as they work towards implementation of the Standards. 

Last Updated ( Feb 04, 2014 )
PRAISE (Partnerships Recognising Advocating Including Supporting & Educating) Print E-mail
Mar 02, 2011
The PRAISE Volunteers project was a two year undertaking that has been funded by the Department of Planning and Community Development as part of the Volunteer Support Grants funding. The project is now completed and reports are available below.




Last Updated ( Sep 20, 2011 )
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