The National Strategy for Volunteering 2023-2033 is here

  • by Maria Lopez
  • March 1, 2023

The National Strategy for Volunteering, co-designed by stakeholders from across the volunteering ecosystem, provides a blueprint for the next ten years that will enable volunteering in Australia to thrive.

“The National Strategy for Volunteering was designed and will be owned by all of us. It presents our collective vision for a future where volunteering is at the heart of Australian communities.”

The National Strategy for Volunteering was funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services, led by Volunteering Australia, and co-designed by the entire volunteering ecosystem.

“Together, we imagined a powerful future for volunteering. Now we need to work together to make that future a reality.”

Volunteering has always been a constant in Australian society, but it has never achieved its full potential. Overall, more than half of adult Australians volunteered formally through an organisation or informally in the community in the period leading up to April 2022. However, the rate of formal volunteering has been declining for decades.

The National Strategy for Volunteering plans to improve the current declining in volunteers across the nation.

The National Strategy for Volunteering includes the following:

  1. A vision for volunteering to be achieved over the National Strategy for Volunteering’s ten‑year timeframe.
  2. Three focus areas, which include the aims of the National Strategy for Volunteering.
  3. Eleven strategic objectives, which detail the work required to achieve the National Strategy for Volunteering’s vision and aims.
  4. A timeline for phased implementation.

Click HERE to download it and find out more detailed information.

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