Volunteering Australia is leading the development of a National Strategy for Volunteering, which will be designed and owned by the volunteering ecosystem and will provide a blueprint for a reimagined future for volunteering in Australia.

January

Project Establishment

We will set the project up for success from the start with a robust governance framework. Through January, we’ll be appointing the first working groups and developing the stakeholder engagement plan.

February

Volunteering in Australia Research Begins

The Volunteering in Australia research will gather information to paint an accurate picture of what volunteering looks like in Australia. The research will capture the perspectives of volunteers and organisations. It will ensure that the National Strategy for Volunteering is informed by robust and up to date evidence.

April

Stakeholder Engagement Starts

Comprehensive stakeholder engagement is the most important part of this project. The National Strategy for Volunteering will reflect the diversity of volunteering across Australia, so we want to hear from as many voices as possible. There will be lots of opportunities to have your say.

October

Draft National Strategy for Volunteering Released

Based on the experiences, challenges, and hopes you’ve shared with us, we’ll develop a draft National Strategy for Volunteering, which we’ll then test and refine with the volunteering ecosystem.

November

Testing and Refining the National Strategy

You’ll be invited to provide feedback on the draft National Strategy and tell us what works, what doesn’t, and if there’s anything we’ve missed.

February

National Strategy for Volunteering Launched

The final National Strategy for Volunteering, built by everyone in the Australian volunteering community, will launch and we will celebrate everything we’ve achieved at the National Volunteering Conference.