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The 2020-21 Budget falls well short in supporting Australia’s volunteers and the volunteering sector. The Federal Government needs to more broadly recognise and invest in the ‘invisible strength of Australia’ contributed by volunteering.

Volunteering Australia has provided a summary analysis of the 2020-21 Federal Budget including the key volunteering measures and additional policy measures relevant to volunteering.

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Together We Can Through Volunteering is the theme for International Volunteer Day. Let's celebrate the power of volunteers and aim to reinvigorate volunteering after the profound and ongoing impact of COVID-19 this #IVD2020 #TogetherWeCan

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There's still time to register for the virtual conference of International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations #ivco2020 (26-28 October). Be part of the growing movement for volunteering for climate action. View the final program and register today: just two short weeks, we launch IVCO2020, and we couldn't be more excited to share our final conference program with you!

Head to our website at to check it out today. And if you haven't registered, don't worry, there's still time!

Join us as we dive into a three day, interactive virtual conference exploring all things Volunteering for Climate Action and what this means in the era of COVID-19.

From Suva to Dublin, and Montréal to Kathmandu, we're expecting an incredibly diverse range of speakers and attendees. In fact, we'll be joined by presenters from at least 12 countries!

Delegates can look forward to a jam-packed schedule with opportunities to watch, listen, learn, engage and connect – live and on demand.

IVCO2020 is an unmissable opportunity to investigate what volunteering for climate action really means and discuss how together, we can improve the quality and impact of our work.

Don't miss out - head to and secure your place today.
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Today Volunteering Victoria released the first State of Volunteering Report in Victoria. The report finds that 2.3 million Victorians (42.1%) volunteer. Victorians donated at least 507.7 million hours to the community in 2019.

The report provides the most contemporary overview of the value of volunteering in our state. The report shows the astounding value of volunteering, which is estimated to represent $60 billion of value to Victoria.

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