Volunteering: The people, the community and the contributions it makes to society

Volunteering can be defined as time willingly given for the common good without financial gain (Volunteering Australia, 2015). In other words, volunteering involves committing time and energy to provide a service that benefits a person, society or the community without expecting financial or material rewards.  People choose to volunteer for a number of reasons....

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Bridging the gap in opportunities for women in the workplace during a pandemic and beyond

Many have faced challenges as a result of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. However, this article will focus on further widening the gap in opportunities for women in the workplace. COVID-19 abruptly disrupted many existing schedules resulting in a shift from working in offices and children being in school and daycare to performing...

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COVID-19 vaccination mandate

As the coronavirus continues to spread, many businesses and employers have changed their policy to now mandate proof of COVID-19 vaccination or provision of weekly documented COVID-19 negative test results. This “vaccine or test” requirement has prompted perplexing questions about public health versus individual rights under the constitution.  The goal of public health is...