For Volunteering Support Services

Our campaign

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.

Campaign resources

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 Pack

A3 Poster
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Campaign Postcard - Back VV066 VSS Postcard - FA_back
Campaign StickerSticker_VSSEmail Signature Email Signature

Reference Sheets

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.

Proposed SARC Redesign Submission

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.

2017-18 Federal Pre-Budget Submission

Campaign Contacts

ACT Jean Giese 02 6251 4060
NSW Gemma Rygate 02 9261 3600
QLD Vanessa Codling 07 3002 7617
Perry Hembury 07 3002 7611
SA&NT Sue Rogers 08 8225 9307
TAS Alison Lai 03 6231 5550
VIC Catie Hocking 0425 742 249
WA Erin McVea 08 9482 4333
Lorena Castello
Volunteering Australia Lavanya Kala 02 6251 4060
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