2 February 2018  |   VNews SA&NT

From Our CEO

Once again the future of the volunteering sector is in jeopardy. Last year, through a national advocacy campaign and your support, funding was extended to 30 June 2021, however beyond this date, it faces some uncertainty. The Federal Government are now conducting an external review which will look at the effectiveness, efficiency and value of Volunteer Support Services and its funding commitment. It is crucial that your voice is heard on this important matter and you can have your say by attending a workshop, participating in a survey or by emailing your comments.

This article about the need for cross-sector collaboration aligns directly to our ‘world first’ cross-partnership Volunteering Strategy for South Australia. It addresses the challenges in developing capacity to lead collaboratively and to effectively work across sectors, which I found very interesting and hope you will too.

Advocacy & Policy

Volunteer Management Review

Now more than ever, it is crucial that Volunteer Support Services aren’t impacted by Federal funding cuts through the Volunteer Management Program (VMP). There are over 50 organisations, like Volunteering SA&NT that deliver effective Volunteer Support Services, which help recruit, support and train volunteers, increasing volunteer participation.
Have your say in this crucial review


We join other State and Territory peak bodies in supporting Volunteering Australia’s submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters on the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017.

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Supporting Social Change

We are proud supporters of the Don Dunstan Foundation and invite you to download the Guide, check out our WeDo advertisement on page 25 and support the artists and social change organisations who are working every day towards creating a fairer world.
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Drug & Alcohol Services SA new website

‘Know your options’ provides individuals, families and health professionals with information about alcohol and other drug treatment options and support services available in South Australia.
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Our Member Only Benefit

Did you know that we offer a one on one consultation on Volunteer Management? Underpinned by the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement, we can look at practical ways to better support you in best practice. To find out more and to book an appointment
To find out more or to book an appointment
Free Equal Opportunity Legal Clinic
Starting this month, the EOC in partnership with the Adelaide Law School is offering a free Legal Advice Service providing assistance and legal advice to any individual who believes they have been unlawfully discriminated against, sexually harassed, or victimised.
For more information and to make an appointment
Julia Farr MS McLeod Benevolent Fund

In 2018 the YWCA Adelaide are launching Y Connect, a new project that seeks to empower young women living with disability to identify and progress their goals for employment or career development.
To find out more or to express interest

Our Training

February 2018

13 - National Standards for Volunteer Involvement Workshop
Four hour workshop to assist organisations in preparing implementation of the National Standards.
For more information and register

Grants, Scholarships & Awards

Monash University

Two full PhD scholarships on migration policy are currently available in Monash Human Geography.  2018 Monash PhD Position in Human Geography
Job number: 571993
Job number: 571996

Diary Dates 2018

COTA Moving Right Along FREE
Issues facing older drivers, driver safety, motorised mobility scooter safety and alternatives to driving

Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA)
5 - Social Inclusion through valued role and freely-given relationships
14 - Reablement, Recovery and Independence
20 - Practice for support workers and volunteers
27 - Managing Difficult Conversations
2 - Northern Community Workers’ Forum - Welfare Rights Centre (SA)
Learn about new services, tenant's rights and Centrelink appeals and Tenancy matters   

10 - Multicultural Youth SA Talent Show

24 - 25 Engaging Men Effectively
Short Course in Male Health Promotion (Register)

Our New Members

Adelaide Hills Council
Katherine & District Show Society
Megs Lamb
Nightcliff Arts Music and Culture Inc
Regional Council of Goyder
Royal Darwin Hospital
Shoe Boxes of Love Inc
Vishva Hindu Parishad of Australia Inc

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About Volunteering SA&NT
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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