The Victorian Government has committed to develop and implement a Volunteer Strategy to support and enhance volunteerism in Victoria.

Volunteers are a vital part of Victoria’s social, economic, cultural and environmental fabric, and deliver immense value to Victoria – for communities, places and individuals.

It is estimated that 2.3 million Victorians aged 15 and above volunteered in 2019, and donated at least 508 million hours to the community in 2019. The actual number of volunteers and their impact is thought to be far greater, with many more people contributing through informal or community support and not self-identifying as volunteers.

While Victoria is home to a vibrant culture of giving, volunteers and volunteering are changing. For volunteering to thrive into the future it requires both a bold vision and practical approaches.

How can you participate?

Thank you to over 1,400 Victorians who contributed - as community members, volunteers, leaders and managers of volunteers or community organisations, or supporting organisations.

Our two surveys captured insights from different groups with an interest in volunteering. Both surveys will help us to better understand the current state of volunteering in Victoria - from a community and volunteer sector perspective - and will be used to inform the development of the Volunteer Strategy.

The surveys have now closed.

More information on the Strategy development can be found at: www.volunteer.vic.gov.au/strategy

Privacy Collection Notice

The Department of Health and Human Services (the department) is committed to protecting your privacy.

The department will collect and handle demographic information collected via this form for the purposes of informing Victoria’s new Volunteer Strategy, and ensuring the Strategy reflects the diversity of views across Victorian communities. The collection of this information will not directly identify an individual, and the department will not share the information you provide via this survey with any third parties.

If you choose not to complete the survey, the department will not be able to take your views and experiences into account in developing the Victorian Volunteer Strategy.

The personal information we collect through the ‘stay up to date’ form will only be used for providing you with updates on the consultation process and development of the strategy.

You are able to access your information at any time by emailing volunteer.strategy@dhhs.vic.gov.au or for more information on the department’s privacy management, please visit our website on https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/publications/privacy-p...