During the week Senator Ursula Stephens moved a notice of motion in the Australian senate which stated
"Senator Stephens: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—
(a) notes that:
(i) five million Australians volunteer in their communities every year,
(ii) effectively realising the full potential of volunteers requires skilled,
knowledgeable and professional volunteer managers who are responsible for their
recruitment, training, administration and support,
(iii) volunteer managers provided leadership, direction, inspiration and
motivation that allows people to effectively serve their communities,
(iv) well managed volunteer programs demonstrate that organisations value the
involvement of the community and strive to make the most efficient use of
(v) 5 November marks World Volunteer Managers Day, recognising and promoting
greater awareness of the role of volunteer managers in mobilising and supporting
the world's volunteers; and
(b) thanks Australia's volunteer managers for their commitment to our community
organisations. (general business notice of motion no. 81)"
Well done Seanator for being visionary. Please accept my online Volunteer Management Champion Award! And credit must go too to those who advocate for IVMD and Volunteer Management especially since other bodies, which should be, aren't!
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