The National Strategy for Volunteering is now in its first-year Establishment Phase. This phase lays the foundations for success over the National Strategy for Volunteering’s ten-year horizon. It will see engagement with stakeholders from across the volunteering to deliver four key items:

  • Three-Year Action Plan
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Framework
  • Governance Blueprint
  • Model for Shared Accountability for Implementation

There are many ways to participate in the National Strategy for Volunteering, including opportunities to guide its implementation. Stakeholders across the volunteering ecosystem will participate in dedicated workshops, online events and working groups.

Action Plan Co-Design Workshops

The National Strategy for Volunteering will be delivered through a series of Three-Year Action Plans, with the first to commence in 2024. Volunteering Australia is delighted to announce that consultations for the first action plan will begin later this month. These consultations will build on the work undertaken in 2022, which captured hundreds of ideas to advance volunteering.

The National Strategy for Volunteering is for everyone. Whatever your role in the volunteering ecosystem, we want to hear from you. You are invited to share your perspective in a guided workshop that will contribute to the design of the first Three-Year Action Plan.

Select a session below to register:

Please note that each workshop offers the same opportunity to contribute. To maximise the number of people who can participate, please only register for one session.

Event Feedback and Workshop Questions

The National Strategy team regularly host events and consultations as part of the co-design process. Didn’t make it to the previous event? Or do you have feedback? We want to hear from you!

Please use the below form to share your thoughts on the workshop questions or leave feedback from the most recent event (Individual Potential and the Volunteer Experience, 17 January).

Establishment Design Team

This Team will meet regularly to contribute to several aspects of the National Strategy for Volunteering, including the first Three-Year Action Plan. Through a series of workshops, this team will be asked to share their thoughts and experiences on the implementation of the National Strategy. This will include brainstorming sessions, round-table discussions and reviewing content to provide feedback.

Expressions of interest are currently closed while pending expressions are being assessed.