Volunteering in Australia

Melanie Oppenheimer (Editor), Jeni Warburton (Editor)

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    In recent years, there have been significant changes to volunteering in Australia. Changes to government policies and non-profit practice have led to differences in how people volunteer, what they do and where they give their time.

    Volunteering in Australia provides a critical snapshot of the issues and trends in volunteering today and their impact on Australian society. It demonstrates how change provides a fluid and contested space for volunteers and their organisations. No longer can volunteering remain outside the broad parameters of our economic and social futures.

    This book draws on a wide range of expertise from leading Australians, who discuss cutting edge issues such as spontaneous volunteering, voluntourism and new forms of voluntary action.

    Volunteering in Australia provides a valuable and accessible resource for volunteers across the myriad of non-profit organisations, universities, and policymakers at all levels. This is essential reading for all those interested in the future of our society.

    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationSydney
    PublisherThe Federation Press
    Number of pages216
    ISBN (Print)9781862879836
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2014


    • Volunteers
    • Australia


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