Policy and Best Practice

As the national peak body for volunteering, we work closely with our State/ Territory peak counterparts to influence public policy and highlight its impact on Australia’s over 6 million active volunteers and the organisations to which they offer their time.

Public policy has a critical role to play in creating and supporting volunteering initiatives.  Volunteering can also be adversely affected by public policy that is indifferent to the concerns of volunteers and volunteer involving organisations.

We are active in a number of policy activities, including contributing submissions, lobbying and advocacy.

Our work informs the development of volunteering information resources such as information sheets, research bulletins and other publications.

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