9 MAY 2019   |   VNEWS SA&NT

From Our CEO

Thanks to you all, we have exceeded last year’s registration numbers for the launch Parade and BBQ for National Volunteer Week. We hit the 1000 mark two weeks ago and numbers are still growing for the 20 May 2019 event. It’s not too late to round up your colleagues, friends and family and join in on the fun. It’s so great to see so many of you there as we thank each and every volunteer for making a difference. See article below for more information and a link to register.

The dates for the National Volunteering Conference have just been announced by Volunteering Australia and it will be held in Perth from 18-20 March 2020. More details on the event, supported by Volunteering WA are still to come, however you can subscribe to receive updates.


Advocacy & Policy


Volunteering Australia (April 2019)

Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health
Summary Analysis of Key 2019-20 Federal Budget Measures
Volunteering Australia Federal Election Platform



National Volunteer Week (NVW) Parade and BBQ

Join the masses in thanking our amazing volunteers

VSA&NT have broken last year's record of 1000 registrations for the NVW Parade and BBQ on Monday 20 May 2019. #welldone

Register and join in the fun as Adelaide's King William Street is brought to a standstill. All volunteers, volunteer involving organisations and friends and families are invited. Get your caffeine fix at the Torrens Parade Ground for $2 thanks to The Coffee Run. Please wear your promotional shirts, bring your mascots and
let's make the parade as colourful as it is loud! Stay for the BBQ in Victoria Square with free give-aways including delicious FruChocs (thank you Robern Menz), healthy fruit from Ceravolo Orchards and Mt Lofty Springs water.
Join in - register today #NVW2019
Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Background paper: changing demographics and dynamics of aged care

Australians aged 85 years or more will increase to more than 5.8 million people or 3.7% of the population by 2050.
Background paper
Impacts on Care Workers in the Aged, Disability and Health Sectors

A study by Macquarie University is being conducted to provide insights into the working conditions of employees across a range of jobs and industries. Results will help to improve understanding and raise awareness of the problems faced by employees in various jobs. All survey participants will go into a draw for a chance to win one of two $50 and four $25 cash prizes.
Complete survey
Creating a Stronger Future for Volunteering

The Curtin University, in consultation with its project partners, including Volunteering SA&NT, have developed two tools (The Volunteer Convertibility Calculator and The Volunteer Recruitability Tool) for volunteer involving organisations to help create and sustain a stronger future for volunteering in Australia.
Access the tools
#Dinner4thePacific is back

Motivation Australia

Every year, hosts all over Australia, NZ and beyond, host breakfasts, lunches and dinners to raise much needed funds for MA's work in the Pacific.
Register now to host in May or June
World #RedCrossDay #Everywhere4Everyone

Yesterday marked World Red Cross Day, held each year on 8 May in memory of founder Henry Dunant’s birthday. It celebrates the amazing people who are always there for others when they need a hand. This year Red Cross are harnessing the power of one of the most universal symbols - a smile.
Find a Red Cross location near you
Transport and Care Project
Bridging the Gap in Transport needs!
The first vehicle sharing pilot “Bridge to Cars” is operating in the Murray Bridge region with three vehicles available for (free) hire by NFP organisations.
Bridge to Cars

Grants, Scholarships & Awards

Come Together Multicultural Festival Grants Program 2019

Supporting eligible multicultural community groups to showcase their rich and diverse culture and customs with the wider SA community. These grants will be awarded through one funding round in 2019-20 with three categories Performance (grants of up to $500), Activity (grants of up to $500) and Stall (grants of up to $250).
Applications close 14 June 2019 @ 5 pm

Our Training

Training sessions

VSA&NT provide free and low cost training for volunteers, volunteer managers/co-ordinators and volunteering-involving organisations. Sessions are interesting, informative and inspiring and offer straightforward suggestions for dealing with all matters volunteering.
View all training sessions available
Volunteer Management - A Wellbeing Approach

A hands on session examining five elements of wellbeing from the perspective of a volunteer manager to better understand how wellbeing relates to best practice volunteer management.

Register for 22 May 2019

Diary Dates

Advanced NFP Governance
16 & 23 May 2019

Multi-day event

Exclusively designed for experienced not-for-profit directors,this course offers the unique opportunity to focus on the strategic issues impacting the not-for-profit sector.. This program is suitable for experienced not-for-profit directors seeking to improve board and organisational outcomes or experienced directors wishing to transition into not-for-profit directorship. Participants should have foundation level knowledge in governance prior to enrolling in this program and may choose to complete Governance Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors, Foundations of Directorship or the Company Directors Course as preparation for attending this program.

Protecting your volunteers and unlawful workplace behaviours
Tuesday 21 May 2019

The global #metoo movement has reignited important conversations about sexual harassment and unacceptable behaviours in the workplace.


National Volulnteer Week

Volunteering Australia Resources

View the latest promotional material including logos, signature blocks, posters, certificates and invitations to support National Volunteer Week.
What #NVW2019 resources are there?

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Volunteering SA&NT is a not-for-profit organisation, the peak body for volunteering and a volunteer resource centre, leading the sector in South Australia and the Northern Territory. For 35 years, we have worked with individuals, organisations, businesses and communities to lead, advance, grow, promote and celebrate volunteering.
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