Volunteering Australia has drafted a briefing to coincide with the Jobs and Skills Summit. The briefing sets out the importance of volunteering to the issues being discussed at the Summit, including:
- Volunteers contribute extensively to the workforce in key sectors, including emergency management and the care and support sector.
- Volunteers are crucial to Australia’s charities, which employ more than 10 per cent of people in Australia.
- Volunteering creates opportunities to develop skills and facilitates pathways to employment.
Through opportunities, such as the Charities Jobs and Skills Roundtable, we will continue to recommend that volunteers should be considered in any national workforce strategy as an essential, but distinct, component of the overall workforce.