Hospice care and elderly hands embraced by young hands

This innovative program has been operating since October 2015. We have 12 trained Volunteers who are rostered on 2 walks in a 3 month period. As the program is designed for carers after the loss of a loved one (from a chronic illness) it spans a 12 month period. WTG continues to this day (2022) […]

International Volunteers Day

International Volunteer Day graphic

December 5 is celebrated every year as the International Volunteers Day (IVD). The United Nations declared the day to acknowledge and appreciate the efforts and contributions made by volunteers all over the world. The theme of IVD 2020 was “Together We Can Through Volunteering” and aimed to promote the power of volunteerism in achieving the […]

Dying 2 Know Day

Dying 2 Know Day is a national day of conversation about death and dying. It is an initiative designed to encourage people to talk about death and dying in a supportive and constructive way. The aim of the day is to encourage people to think about their own mortality and to have conversations about what […]

National Volunteer Week

What is National Volunteer Week? National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration of the contributions made by volunteers across Australia. This special week is an opportunity for organisations, businesses, and communities to recognise and thank the volunteers who give their time, energy, and skills to support those in need.   Volunteering is a selfless act […]

National Palliative Care Week

National Palliative Care Week Web 2022

National Palliative Care Week (NPCW) is an annual awareness week held in Australia to promote better understanding of palliative care and to raise awareness of the needs of people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. NPCW is an initiative of Palliative Care Australia (PCA), the peak national body for palliative care in Australia. This year, […]

International Volunteer Managers Day

International Volunteer Managers Day Graphic from 2022

This theme conveys a strength the volunteer leadership sector possesses that is not drawn on enough… the huge and diverse range of backgrounds that volunteering leaders come from. On the one hand – volunteer managers come from a wide range of professional backgrounds. They are also made up of people from all walks of life […]