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.
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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
In late 2020, Volunteering Australia and Sport Australia joined forces to help tackle one of the most pressing challenges facing the sports industry during the pandemic – the future of its three million-plus volunteers.
The two peak industry bodies have entered a formal partnership to further develop their co-operation and explore new ways to promote and positively impact volunteering in the Australian community. With approximately 72% of sport and recreation roles held by volunteers, the sector depends on them to coach our players, manage our community clubs, and provide positive sporting experiences for participants at all stages of life.
Volunteering Australia and Sport Australia have identified three key focus areas to explore under their new partnership – attracting more volunteers to sport; reducing barriers to volunteer recruitment; and increasing volunteer retention and quality of experience.
For more information on Sport Australia