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Vinnies Victoria shortlisted for Volunteering Victoria COVID-19 Innovation and Resilience Award.

Congratulations to Vinnies Victoria! It’s International Student Aid initiative has been shortlisted for the Volunteering Victoria 'COVID-19 Innovation and Resilience Award'.

From the start of the COVID-19 crisis, Vinnies was aware of the many international students stranded in Australia with little to no income. By July they were ready to launch its program in a dedicated call centre, but stage 4 restrictions required a speedy change of plans to quickly get its volunteers ready to volunteer from home. Since July, Vinnies Victoria have assisted more than 500 struggling international students with food and basic necessities.

Vinnies Victoria are extremely proud of their Young Vinnies volunteers and employees for their dedication to this new Good Works program. This award recognises predominately volunteer-run organisations for demonstrating innovation and resilience in adapting to accommodate COVID requirements and changes while still delivering high-quality services to their community.

The award ceremony will stream online on 26 November. If you'd like to watch the awards online, register your attendance here

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