All Victorians are encouraged to share their experiences and ideas about community life and volunteering across the state, to help develop our new Volunteer Strategy.
Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan is inviting everyone to participate by taking a survey that will help inform the strategy, and better support the state’s fast-changing and growing volunteering sector.
The strategy will also be informed by workshops, roundtables, and meetings in metro and regional areas right through to May 2020.
The Andrews Labor Government has invested $500,000 to support volunteering initiatives over two years in the 2018-19 Victorian Budget, including digital literacy and leadership training programs.
This year, the Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards received a record number of 245 nominations for awards that recognise the hard work and dedication of volunteers in communities across the state.
More than 1.5 million Victorians participate in formal volunteering activities each year. Many more contribute through informal volunteering and community support.
Volunteers, their managers and the wider community are all encouraged to complete the online survey.
For more information about development of Victoria’s new Volunteer Strategy, or to complete a survey, visit: www.volunteer.vic.gov.au/strategy
Quotes attributable to Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan
“Every Victorian benefits from volunteering in some way, and this strategy will help to secure the future of volunteering for generations to come.”
“Volunteering is changing in our community and we want to ensure that different voices are heard to inform the strategy and strengthen the sector.”
Quotes attributable to Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers Anthony Carbines
“Volunteering supports both people and places, through social inclusion and participation, and by contributing to strong and resilient communities.”
“This strategy will provide practical approaches to help our vibrant volunteer sector to continue to develop and diversify, and reflect our growing population.”