Giva Blog Categories : Volunteerism

Giva Salutes: 2017 CEO Sleepout for Homeless Services

Australia's St. Vincent de Paul's CEO Sleepout

At Giva we search for organisations, large and small, that are doing a great job of changing the world around them for the better; and we are pleased to salute them here!

St Vincent de Paul Society was founded over 170 years ago by a young man named Frederic Ozanam. Today, the St Vincent de Paul Society of Australia continues to fight social injustice in Australia with the help of over 40,000 volunteers and members. The mission of St Vincent de Paul Society is to give a "hand up" to people who are affected by social justice issues such as homelessness, poverty and oppression.

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3 Ways to Inspire Employee Enthusiasm for CSR Efforts in Your Business

CSR Events for Employees & The Workplace

Are you interested in incorporating social responsibility practises into your business? Becoming a socially responsible business may take serious work, but it can be an easier and more rewarding process if your employees are on board. One great way to inspire enthusiasm for corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts is to hold a company event related to the social causes or CSR practises in which your business is interested.

The following are three types of events you may wish to consider using to fire up your employees about social responsibility in the workplace:

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Orange Sky Laundry: Providing Free Laundry Service to the Homeless

Orange Sky Laundry

When people are experiencing homelessness, it becomes more difficult for them to access a variety of basic resources. Some of these resources, such as water, food and shelter, are necessary to sustaining life. Other resources, while not necessarily life-sustaining, can play an important role in making people feel like their lives are satisfying, dignified, and worth living.

Orange Sky Laundry, Australia's first mobile laundry service for the homeless, is working to provide this latter type of resource.

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2016 National Volunteering Conference 6 April - 8 April

2016 National Volunteering Conference in Australia

Australia's National Volunteering Conference is one of the country's largest events focused on highlighting opportunities in the volunteering sector. Various not for profit leaders, volunteer managers and policy contributors will be attending the conference and participating in events related to volunteerism.

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Upcoming Webinar Teaches Organisations How to Make the Most of Volunteers

Pro Bono Australia

There is a beautiful, mutualistic relationship between not-for-profit organisations and their volunteers. The organisations benefit from the extra help, skills, and enthusiasm that volunteers bring. In return, volunteers can gain a greater sense of purpose and connection to their communities. That is why it is so important that these organisations know how to make the most of their volunteers.

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CSR Spotlight: Pro Bono Australia

Pro Bono Australia

As Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) grows continuously more prevalent, Pro Bono Australia exists to provide a wealth of information and resources for those interested in volunteerism, not-for-profit ventures, corporate community networking, and much more. A virtual hub harnessing a vast reservoir of information and connections to the world of common good, the resources found on Pro Bono Australia's website are sure to satisfy most any inquiry.

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