Read the January VA News featuring Expressions of Interest for the Volunteer Management and Corporate Volunteering Working Groups for the National Strategy for Volunteering, sector updates on the Sport Volunteer Coalition and 2021 Youth Survey Report along with submissions to the National Indigenous Australian’s Agency.
There have been many challenges over the last two years and through all the changes and disruption we have continued to support others even while being apart. We have learned so much about the importance of social connection and the significant role volunteering can play in supporting well-being and reducing loneliness.
While there are still difficult and uncertain times ahead, there is a lot to look forward to as we again begin to make plans and reengage in our communities. There will be new opportunities to make a difference in our own lives and with those around us. We have the power, individually and collectively, to grasp these opportunities and bring about change.
The development of the National Strategy for Volunteering provides an exciting opportunity for us all to look to the future and work together to reimagine volunteering. To focus on diversity and inclusion and ensure volunteering is accessible for all.
As announced in December, the theme for National Volunteer Week is Better Together. Volunteering brings people together; it builds communities and creates a better society for everyone. Now is the time for us all to come together and enable volunteering across Australia to be effective, inclusive, and sustainable for future generations.Mark Pearce, Chief Executive Officer, Volunteering Australia
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