National Volunteer Week – Volunteering Vic member event

Keynote overview:

Adjunct Professor Susan Pascoe AM will provide a keynote address which considers the key social, geopolitical, economic and environmental issues facing organisations in the Not-for-Profit (NFP) sector at the moment.  This environmental scan provides an alert to the key strategic threats and opportunities for volunteering bodies as they navigate the uncertainties of a post-pandemic world locally and globally.

About the keynote:

Susan Pascoe AM is Adjunct Professor at UWA. She Chairs the Australian Council for International Development, the Community Director’s Council, and the Advisory Board of Catholic Emergency Relief Australia. Adj Prof Pascoe is a Trustee of St John of God Health, a Board Member Mercy Health, and a member of the AICD’s NFP Chair’s group. She is Principal of consulting firm Kadisha Enterprises.

Adj Prof. Pascoe was the inaugural Commissioner for the ACNC. Prior to this appointment, she was Victorian State Services Authority Commissioner. She was as one of three Commissioners for the 2009 Royal Commission into Black Saturday Bushfires. Her earlier career was in education. Adj Prof Pascoe is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Institute of Public Administration of Australia and the College of Educators.

Panel discussion:

In 2020, volunteering was profoundly affected by COVID-19. This impact came on top of ongoing challenges and a decline in the likelihood of people volunteering. As 2020 ended, our panelists ask how well the volunteering sector has recovered and what are the challenges ahead?

Speakers include:

About National Volunteer Week (NVW)
National Volunteer Week (NVW) is the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. From 17–23 May 2021, thousands of events will be held across the country to say thank you to the 6 million Australians who volunteer their time.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and other peoples of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which our work in the community takes place. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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