Happy International Volunteer Day!

The 5 December is International Volunteer Day. #VolunteersActFirst #IVD2017

International Volunteer Day is celebrated worldwide on 5 December , in recognition of the positive solidarity of volunteers around the world who answer calls in times of crisis, helping save lives today and supporting those who want to continue living their lives with dignity tomorrow.

Volunteering Australia is proud to celebrate our volunteers, and the amazing contributions they make to our communities and wider society.

To support our volunteers, it is important to acknowledge that volunteering requires considerable leadership and continued investment to ensure safe, effective and sustainable volunteering. In the face of a national decrease in formal volunteer participation, coupled with an increase in the demand for services that volunteers provide, now is the time to increase the investment in the volunteering infrastructure. Read Volunteering Australia CEO Adrienne Picone’s Op-Ed in ProBono News on the issue here.