28th November 2014
Volunteer in your pyjamas! How 'virtual volunteers' are changing the face of volunteering
Think of volunteering and you picture people delivering Meals on Wheels or helping out in a charity op shop. But in today's busy world, you'll also see volunteers in their pyjamas!
More and more people are starting to volunteer their time online or on the phone. It's called 'virtual volunteering' and you can participate any time, day or night. It's been popular for some time in other parts of the world, but is only now starting to take off in Australia.
With today's International Volunteer Day (Dec 5th), the charity DoSomething are calling on busy Australians to think about becoming a virtual volunteer. Their DoSomethingNearYou.com.au website is now listing virtual volunteering opportunties.
To find out what you can do, visit: http://dsny.com.au/vol_day.
23rd November 2014
Do Something Founder Jon Dee and NSW Environment Minister Rob Stokes are both calling on personal care companies to phase out the use of plastic microbeads by the end of 2016.
The phase out of the tiny plastic beads used in facial scrubs and exfoliants is gathering pace. As concern grows about the environmental impact of plastic microbeads, the Australian arms of two multinational companies have confirmed that they're phasing them out.
Read more about the microbeads phase-out here.
20th October 2014
Do Something are pleased to announce that National Op Shop Week 2015 will take place from Sunday Aug 23rd to Aug 30th 2015. Please put the date in your diaries!
Network TEN Newsreader Sandra Sully has come on board to join Op Shop Week Founder Jon Dee as one of the official ambassadors for 2015. Sandra fronted Op Shop Week when Do Something launched it back in 2012 - it's great to have her back on board supporting the charity op shops that are taking part in the event.
The campaign slogan for 2015 is 'Op Till You Drop!'. We have a very exciting campaign planned to back that up, so please keep your eyes peeled for further announcements!
Visit the 2015 National Op Shop Week website.