We would like to acknowledge and thank our partners and supporters.
Volunteering Australia’s funding comes from a combination of Federal Government funding and corporate partnerships.
Volunteering Australia is proud to continue to call Aon Risk Services our approved insurance partner.
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More information about AON and Services can be found at AON’s website here: aon.com.au
Streets and Volunteering Australia are coming together with the ambition to bring communities together through volunteering to create a more diverse, inclusive and equal world for everybody. Streets has lived at the heart of Australian communities for 100 years. From our humble beginnings in Ted Streets’ back shed in Corrimal, to being shared between neighbours, with friends at local milk bars, and now by Australians across the country – we have been spreading happiness and bringing people together for decades.
Happiness is time with friends and family. It’s having a strong support network. It’s feeling a sense of belonging. It’s giving back to the community. And it’s having fun!
But sometimes happiness can be hard to find. That’s why we’re making it our mission to help build a happier, more connected Australian community, one Street at a time.
For more information on Streets.
Department of Social Services
The Department of Social Services (DSS) aspires to be the Australian Government’s lead agency for social policy. DSS works in partnership with other government and non government organisations to manage a diverse range of programs, payments and services, which aim to improve the lifetime wellbeing of people and families in Australia, encouraging independence and participation, and supporting a cohesive society.
Volunteering is an important element of this work, with funding available to support and encourage volunteering, including Volunteering Australia as the national peak body.
More information is available here at the DSS website.
Save the Children
In late 2020, Volunteering Australia and Save the Children Australia formed a partnership to promote and positively impact volunteering – volunteering that helps build better communities for children.
Save the Children manages and implements programs that support children in more than 197 communities and locations across Australia. Volunteers play a critical role within the Save the Children community with over 2,500 volunteers around Australia including more than 500 in fundraising, almost 2000 in retail and over 80 in program support.
The partnership announcement comes as COVID-19 wreaks havoc on children and their rights. Save the Children has predicted that as many as 10 million children will never return to school following various lockdowns around the world. Many children will be forced into early marriage or work as a consequence of the economic impact of COVID-19.
Volunteering Australia and Save the Children have identified key focus areas to explore under their new partnership – attracting more volunteers to the sector and resources to better support them; encouraging a ‘whole of government’ volunteering strategy, to be developed with the sector; and promoting and celebrating the contribution of volunteers.
For more information on Save the Children
Australian Sports Commission
Volunteering plays a critical role in sport and Australians are dependent on volunteers to keep our community clubs open and our players playing.
The Australian Sports Commission and Volunteering Australia, two peak industry bodies, have formalised a partnership to work collaboratively and encourage more Australians to become volunteers. Included in this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), signed by the two organisations in December 2022, is a renewed focus on growing and enhancing the sport volunteer workforce and implementing the Sport Volunteer Coalition Action Plan announced in September 2022.
Volunteers play a critical role within the Australian sporting landscape with nearly three million Australians giving their time, but more are needed to grow sport at all levels. This is especially important as we embark on the green and gold decade of opportunity, leading into the Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2032 and beyond.
For more information visit ausport.gov.au