The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) commemorates the 1990 World Health Organisation decision to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder.
The Make-A-Wish foundation has been granting wishes for seriously ill children for 30 years with the help of incredible volunteers like Department of Human Services staff member Tamara Webb.
Department of Human Services staff member Wayne Alford is the Snake Co-coordinator for Wildcare, a volunteer organisation dedicated to the “rescue, release and rehabilitation” of Australian native wildlife that operates in the NSW region surrounding Canberra.
A crisis can happen at any time – whether it be an accident or a natural disaster – and when it does, it’s good to know there’s someone ready to jump into action.
When Kerry McPherson isn’t working at the Department of Human Services she generously volunteers her time to help two organisations rehabilitate and re-home ex working animals – Chapel Lodge Standardbred Rescue and Rehabilitation Inc. and the Greyhound Adoption Program SA.
Wade is a project officer based in South Australia and in his spare time he takes his love for Star Wars to the next level, and in doing so gives something back to his community.
The Heart Foundation’s Heart Week (1-7 May) shines a spotlight on the heart health of Australians.
Social workers play a vital role in the Department of Human Services’ response during an emergency.
The Australian Government is creating pathways for Indigenous Australians to start a career in the public service through the Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme (IAP).
This week, 8-17 April, is National Youth Week. The theme is ‘it starts with us’, something Tim Boroughs, a social worker with the Department of Human Services, can relate to through his own experience and the work he does with young people.