Our Chief Patron

Volunteering Australia (VA) is pleased to have His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) as our Chief Patron.

VA President Tim Jackson said, the VA Board is delighted the Governor-General has accepted our invitation to become VA’s Chief Patron.

“It is an absolute honour for VA to be accepted for patronage by His Excellency and to be recognised as an organisation with national significance.

“This is an endorsement of the importance of volunteering and recognition that volunteering makes a significant contribution to the Australian economy and society.

“We are excited about working with the Governor-General to advance volunteering in the Australian community, while continuing to acknowledge and celebrate the generous service of our nation’s volunteers,” Mr Jackson said.

National Volunteer Week 2017 message from the Governor General

Thanks to Volunteering Australia chief patron and His Excellency the Governor General of Australia Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) for his National Volunteer Week message.