Current Advocacy

Volunteering Victoria advocates for and supports the rights, well-being and interests of volunteers. We build and maintain strong mutually beneficial relationships to ensure engagement and investment for the volunteering sector.

Volunteering Victoria has set a number of strategically significant priorities to:

  • Influence State government and members on policy matters that impact volunteering
  • Support VA, State Peaks and others to succeed in the changing world of volunteering
  • Enable members to advocate within their own sector (e.g. local govt, own peak body etc.) to support the rights, well-being and interests of volunteers
  • Develop and promote resources that improve the volunteering sector and the volunteering experience.
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Is there something you think we need to focus on?
We want to hear from you on our advocacy priorities. Contact us at [email protected] to discuss our current initiatives or submit your idea.

Response to Victorian Volunteer Strategy

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Volunteering Victoria State Election Priorities

Volunteering Victoria calls for our political leaders to commit to our vision of a vibrant, thriving volunteering community that is inclusive, respected, and sustainable.

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Updates to Mutual Obligations Scheme

Job seekers have the option to volunteer through Workforce Australia’s Mutual Obligations scheme. There have been recent changes to this process and the points you can earn through volunteering. Volunteering Victoria is collaborating with Volunteering Australia to gain further clarity on the scheme and its accessibility for Victoria’s volunteers.

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NDIS Volunteer Screening Checks in Victoria

We are monitoring the situation to assess ongoing issues for volunteer-involving organisations and volunteers in applying for NDIS checks.

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Parliamentary Advocacy

As the peak body for volunteering, we seek to engage widely with relevant leaders in all political parties. We want to work with them to address challenges faced by our sector and opportunities to support our communities through volunteerism.

Victorian State Budget Submission 2022/23

We are pleased to provide this submission to the Victorian Government, in preparation for the 2022-2023 budget, including:

  • Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH)
  • Emergency Management Victoria (EMV)
  • Bushfire Recovery Victoria (BRV)
  • Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR)
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