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Investing in the future of volunteering

Volunteering ACT in partnership with Volunteering Australia has launched a set of resources titled Fostering a Culture of Giving > Volunteering and the Australian Curriculum to kick off the third annual National Student Volunteer Week.

The June release of the ABS General Social Survey data highlighted the changing nature of volunteering in Australia and for the first time a decline in volunteering rates.

Engaging young people in meaningful volunteer work is a key priority for the volunteering sector at a national and local level to combat these declining figures.

These resources are practical teaching aids for use as part of mainstream teaching programs. They are:

  • based on the ground-up knowledge and experience of teachers and volunteering sector experts
  • a demonstration of how volunteering concepts, data and practices fit into the Australian Curriculum
  • applicable across Australia and accessible to all teachers via electronic download.

Click here to access the resources.