The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) and Volunteering Australia have partnered to promote the crucial role of volunteering in community broadcasting. The partnership aims to create a supportive environment for volunteers and ensure that their contributions are recognised and celebrated by corporate, philanthropic, and government bodies.
According to Jon Bisset, CEO of the CBAA, volunteers are the lifeblood of community broadcasting, “Without these volunteers the valuable social impact of our sector – providing local news and information, celebrating local music and arts, supporting social inclusion and a voice for of Australia’s diverse communities and marginalised groups – little of it would exist.”
Mark Pearce, CEO of Volunteering Australia, said the partnership would address the decline in volunteer numbers due to the COVID-19 pandemic by working to sustainably grow and manage the community broadcasting sector’s volunteering workforce and advocate for better resources and policies for volunteering in Australia. Volunteering Australia’s partnership with CBAA acknowledges that volunteers are essential to community broadcasting.
The partnership is aligned with the National Strategy for Volunteering 2023 – 2033 and will play an essential role in promoting and improving the volunteer experience.
Stay tuned for updates on this exciting partnership.
Read the full media release HERE