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Charity Volunteers

Vinnies calls for 10-year national volunteer strategy

During National Volunteer Week, St Vincent de Paul Society national president Mark Gaetani has thanked the charity’s 45,000 members and volunteers as he called on the Albanese Government to make an investment in the country’s volunteers. 


The four-legged approach to support and connection

When volunteer numbers in aged care were cut in half because of the COVID-19 pandemic, countless residents lost valuable support and connection. Many of our most generous community members were also forced to give up their much-loved commitments. Source: HelloCare.

Charity Cost Of Living Volunteers

Good Kitchen serves food, company and clothing

A St Vincent de Paul Society initiative in north-west Victoria is offering rough sleepers and people struggling financially the opportunity to have a hot meal in a social setting. Source: ABC News.

Pope Francis Volunteers

Pope asks faithful to pray for ‘artisans of mercy’

In the final Pope Video of the year, Pope Francis asks the faithful to pray for volunteer organisations and all those who work in them. Source: Vatican News.

Opinion Volunteers

Vinnies celebrates its unsung heroes on Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day provides an opportunity to celebrate the contribution of St Vincent de Paul Society members and volunteers to Australian life and society, writes national president Claire Victory.


Reports confirm decline in volunteering

The sobering reality underpinning Volunteering Australia’s national strategy on volunteering is now apparent, with the release of two research reports into the state of volunteering in Australia. Source: ProBono News.