100% Volunteering

28/05/2021 Raine Biancalt

I know of at least three local not-for-profit organisations run very successfully solely by volunteers with absolutely no paid staff. The first, of course, is The Bulletin, now in its 41st year and which relies […]

Dance for Parkinson's

Dance for Parkinson’s

27/05/2021 Editor

Dance for Parkinson’s is a group-based treatment for Parkinson’s Disease (PD) incorporating physical exercise, cognitive tasks, sensory experience (music), emotional expression, and social interaction. Originating at the Mark Morris Dance Center New York in 2001, […]

Focusing on Need with EERN

27/05/2021 Editor

Eastern Emergency Relief Network Inc (EERN) is made up of community-based organisations in the cities of Boroondara, Whitehorse, Manningham, Maroondah, Knox, and Monash. EERN holds a repository of emergency furniture, whitegoods and other household items, […]

Orange Sky

Orange Sky

26/02/2021 Raine Biancalt

There are around 116 000 people in Australia experiencing homelessness. Orange Sky is a not-for-profit organisation helping to positively connect people doing it tough by providing free laundry, warm showers and genuine conversation.

Scouting through Covid

29/11/2020 Editor

There are more than 50 million Scouts, young people and adults, male and female, in over 200 countries and territories. In Victoria, we have 17 000 youth members and 5000 adult volunteers. The strong feeling of connection across geographic and cultural divisions is a model for world accord.

Food Relief for Students

27/11/2020 Editor

When the Rotary Club of Box Hill Burwood became aware of the urgent need to provide food support to many hundreds of university and TAFE students at Deakin University and Box Hill TAFE left stranded when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, they took immediate action.

Things to do in Lockdown (and after)

30/08/2020 Editor

Watch a filmYouTube or openculture.com/freemoviesonline Fordocumentaries, try topdocumentaryfilms Tour ancient RomeCurrent technology allows you to explore other cities – evenother times online. Walk around Rome in a 3D digital model ofthe ancient city. Free at […]

Covid-ready at Crossways

28/08/2020 Editor

ON 29 July, Crossway LifeCare delivered its 1000th grocery hamper since Victoria’s first lockdown. Prior to Covid-19, this modest community services organisation provided about eight food parcels a week. The relatively small organisation was able […]