Major Changes for Volunteering Australia
The Board of Volunteering Australia has taken the decision to relocate the office of VA to Canberra with this move commencing 1st July 2012. VA Board President, Paul Lynch, announced the changes today.
"Volunteering Australia will be presented with the opportunity to make some strategic changes in direction over the next few months and the time is right to make this move. The recent release of the Australian Governments National Volunteering Strategy has re-affirmed the importance of having a strong national body that can represent the interests of volunteers and volunteer involving organisations at a time when there is significant change within the broader not-for-profit sector."
"Volunteering Australia will be seeking to strengthen its capacity to represent the volunteering community through reform of its current governance structures and has determined that the organisation will be better placed to do this based in Canberra."
"VA is currently holding discussions with its Foundation members, the State and Territory peak bodies, to ensure continuity of services during this transition period. This change will not impact delivery of services such as support for National Volunteer Week and GoVolunteer matching service."
More information on the relocation will be made in coming weeks.