Media Centre

Latest Media Releases

2017

VA Summary Analysis of Key 2017-18 Federal Budget Measures – 18 May 2017
Media Release – Exclusive Third Sector Review celebrates Volunteering research – 12 May 2017
Media Release – Volunteering overlooked in 2017-18 Federal Budget – 10 May 2017
Senator Louise Pratt & Andrew Leigh MP: If you want happy volunteers, don’t cut their funding – 10 May 2017
Media Release – This National Volunteer Week: Don’t weaken effective volunteering – 9 May 2017
Media Release – Sign the petition to retain designated funding for Volunteering Support Services – 10 April 2017
Media Release – Volunteering Australia kicks off advocacy campaign with event at Parliament House – 14 February 2017
Media Release – DSS Funding Changes show Volunteer Support Services continue to be undervalued by the Federal Government – 8 February 2017
Media Release – Volunteer Support Services: Building strong and resilient communities – 24 January 2017

2016

Media Release – Volunteering Australia announces appointment of new CEO – 27 October 2016
Media Statement  – Volunteering Australia welcomes Governor-General as new Chief Patron – 19 October 2016
Media Release – Volunteering Australia’s CEO Changes – 22 August 2016
Media Statement – Volunteering emerges as Campaign Priority this Federal Election – 24 June 2016
Media Release – Candidates asked to pledge to Vote for Volunteering this Federal Election – 16 June 2016
Media Release – Let’s celebrate living a life with meaning this National Volunteer Week – 9 May 2016
Media Release – Give Happy, Live Happy: National Volunteering Conference provides solutions for the future of volunteering and society – 8 April 2016

2016 State of Volunteering in Australia report

Media Release – Volunteering Australia to take action to futureproof volunteering – 6 April 2016
Media Backgrounder – 2016 State of Volunteering in Australia – 6 April 2016
2016 State of Volunteering in Australia – Executive Summary
2016 State of Volunteering in Australia – Full Report

2015

Media Release – National Standards for Volunteer Involvement Tool – 10 December 2015
Media Release – Opportunities in your hand – GoVolunteer goes mobile – 4 December 2015
Media Release – Scholarships to fund attendance for remote volunteer groups for the 2016 National Volunteering Conference – 31 August 2015
Media Release – Investing in the future of volunteering – 3 August 2015
Media Release – National week shines spotlight on Australia’s student volunteers – 3 August 2015
Media Release – New Definition of Volunteering – 30 July 2015
Media Release – ABS General Social Survey – 30 June 2015
Media Release – Pledge to volunteer this National Volunteer Week and you too can Give Happy, Live Happy – 11 May 2015
Media Release – Launch of the new National Standards for Volunteer Involvement – 11 May 2015
Media Release – What is volunteering in Australia today? – 4 March 2015
Media Release – Give Happy, Live Happy web portal – 12 February 2015

2014

Media Release – Let’s make Australia the happiest place on earth – 5 December 2014
Media Backgrounder – Volunteering and Happiness The Facts FINAL – 5 December 2014
Media Release – All Australians urged to imagine the possibilities… and volunteer – 15 May 2014
Media Backgrounder – 10 Surprising Facts About Volunteering – 12 May 2014
Media Release – Redefining Volunteering in Australia – 12 May 2014
Media Alert – Redefining Volunteering in Australia – 8 May 2014
Media Release – National body gets real to celebrate volunteers for NVW2014 – 30 April 2014
Media Alert – National Volunteer Week coming soon 12-18 May 2014 – 16 April 2014


National & State/Territory Media Contacts

Volunteering Australia
www.volunteeringaustralia.org
Kylie Hughes
kylie@volunteeringaustralia.org
02 6251 4060 or 0402 497 138
Volunteering and Contact ACT
www.volunteeringact.org.au
Sarah Anderson (P/T Mon, Tue, Fri)
saraha@vc-act.org.au
02 6251 4060

The Centre for Volunteering (NSW)
www.volunteering.com.au
Jacquelyn Hole
jhole@volunteering.com.au
02 9261 3600 or 0427 471 261
Volunteering Queensland
www.volunteeringqld.org.au
Vanessa Codling
vanessa.codling@volunteeringqld.org.au
07 3002 7600 or 0409 893 372

Volunteering SA&NT
www.volunteeringsa.org.au
Sue Rogers (P/T Tues-Fri 8.30am-4.30pm)
sue.rogers@volunteeringsa-nt.org.au
08 8225 9307 or 0415 111 201

Volunteering Tasmania
www.volunteeringtas.org.au
Alison Lai, CEO
ceo@volunteeringtas.org.au
03 6231 5550

Volunteering Victoria
www.volunteeringvictoria.org.au 
Emily Flores (P/T Mon-Thurs)
e.flores@volunteeringvictoria.org.au
03 8327 8511 or 0487 959 686
Volunteering WA
www.volunteeringwa.org.au
Sarah Cooper (P/T Tues & Wed 9am – 2pm)
sarah@volunteeringwa.org.au
08 9482 4399 or 0416 228 722