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Volunteering Australia Announces New Definition for Volunteering

National Review of Definition of Vol

Since late 2013 Volunteering Australia has been challenging the concept of ‘what constitutes volunteering in contemporary Australia?’

The new definition follows a review that included the release of an issues paper, national stakeholder information sessions and an online survey to gauge community views. The result is a broader and more inclusive definition that reflects the diversity of volunteering activities undertaken nationally.

The new definition states that ‘volunteering’ is time willingly given for the common good without financial gain. The definition is accompanied by a set of explanatory notes providing clarity on what is in and what is out.

To view the information on the new definition and explanatory notes click here.


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