For Volunteering Support Services
The National Volunteering Support Services Advocacy Campaign aims to promote the vital role Volunteering Support Services play in promoting safe, effective and sustainable volunteering programs and the need for the Federal Government to retain designated funding for Volunteering Support Services.
The issues at hand affects volunteering across all States/Territories, which is why a national approach from all levels of the sector is necessary.
Our creative platform – A Tower of Strength
Explaining the many layers of volunteering can be complicated, which is why our campaign communications use a creative execution that any audience can immediately relate to.
The complete tower of bricks symbolises a strong and resilient volunteering community. It is made up of a number of coloured bricks that represent tangible and intangible services provided by Volunteering Support Services. They are connecting and supporting the people in a community, who are represented by the brown bricks.
When you start removing the coloured bricks, the tower of community strength and resilience will be weakened and there is the potential it will be compromised or collapse.
A number of campaign resources, using the Tower of Strength campaign message, have been developed for Volunteering Support Services to use across your networks and local community to raise support to retain designated funding for Volunteering Support Services and promote safe, effective and sustainable volunteering.
The Tower of Strength – Campaign Checklist is a guide to help Volunteering Support Services promote the campaign at local level.
- Campaign Information Kit
- Hard Copy Petition – direct people to the electronic petition wherever possible
- A3 Poster – for inhouse printing
- A3 Poster with crop marks– for professional printing
- Campaign Postcard example
- Campaign Sticker example
- Web banner – 557 x 227 px
- Sample letters to politicians
- Media release template
- PPT slide to add to presentations
- Email signature
- Examples of Facebook and Twitter post – coming soon
- Example of Email
- Example of eNewsletter article
- Example of One page briefing sheet – coming soon
|A3 Poster||Campaign Postcard - Back|
|Campaign Sticker||Email Signature|
Additional resources that are in development:
- How to talk to your politician
- How to talk to you local media
- Key messages
Response to the Proposed SARC Redesign
Volunteering Australia made a submission to the Department of Social Services in response to Strong and Resilient Communities (SARC): A paper on the redesign of the Strengthening Communities grants program.
2017-18 Federal Pre-Budget Submission
Volunteering Australia made a 2017-18 Federal Pre-Budget Submission including a series of recommendations to further strengthen the Government’s commitment to volunteering, whilst also greatly strengthening the work of the sector to build strong and resilient communities. The Volunteering Australia submission outlines 13 proposed budget measures and is endorsed by the seven State and Territory volunteering peak bodies.
|ACT||Jean Giese||02 6251 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|NSW||Gemma Rygate||02 9261 email@example.com|
|QLD||Vanessa Codling||07 3002 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Perry Hembury||07 3002 email@example.com|
|SA&NT||Sue Rogers||08 8225 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|TAS||Alison Lai||03 6231 email@example.com|
|VIC||Catie Hocking||0425 742 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|WA||Erin McVea||08 9482 email@example.com|
|Volunteering Australia||Lavanya Kala||02 6251 firstname.lastname@example.org|