Submission into Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools

Volunteering Australia have provided a response into the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools.

Volunteering Australia has outlined ways in which volunteering can improve educational outcomes for young people, and why it should be embedded in the Australian Curriculum.

Research demonstrates that a significant proportion of young people are volunteering, evidencing the value of further investment.

This submission highlights the need for additional resourcing for both schools and Volunteer Involving Organisations with the information, tools and training to understand how to create and manage structured volunteering programs for young people. In addition, there would be great benefit from the implementation of Volunteering and the Australian Curriculum in Australian schools.

Thanks to Volunteering and Contact ACT for their contributions to the submission.

Read the submission here.