Volunteers Vote

State Election 2022

In the lead up to the State Election 2022, Volunteering Victoria is advocating for volunteer organisations and volunteers to be acknowledged and resourced.

Election Priorities
Specifically, we are promoting 5 key priorities:

  • Create a dedicated Ministerial Portfolio for Volunteering
  • Ensure the volunteering workforce is accounted for recognised in all Victorian Government workforce strategies
  • Allocate appropriate and sustainable investment for the Victorian Volunteer Strategy
  • Develop a well-resourced and co-ordinated spontaneous volunteer engagement strategy
  • Secure the future of Victoria’s place-based volunteering infrastructure.

We are meeting with political parties and promoting these priorities to all state election candidates. We are also asking our members and the sector to join us in our advocacy efforts by contact local MPs and sharing our resources.

Read our 2022 State Election Priorities
Events
17 August 2022

State Election Special Interest Group

Discuss the issues important to you and your volunteers, to ensure volunteering is acknowledged and addressed in election commitments.

20 September 2022

Leadership & Election Forum

Join us at The Hall, NAB to hear from five representatives of Victoria’s political parties as they discuss their perspective on volunteering issues.

Get Involved

We invite you to join the Volunteers Vote! State Election campaign. Let’s work together to make sure our Election Candidates see the value of volunteering and commit to supporting Victoria’s volunteers. After all, Volunteers Vote! 

  • Send a letter to the candidates in your electorate OR call their office.
  • Share your own volunteer story on social media. Remember to use the hashtags #VolunteersVote , #InvestInVolunteering and #ValueOfVolunteering
  • Spread the word! Add one of our banners to your email signature or use one of our social media tiles below.

Find your local candidates

Use the links below to find your electorate and election candidates. You can choose to contact either the current standing MP or all candidates in your electorate to encourage them to commit to supporting Victoria’s volunteers.

Find your electorateFind your local candidates

Tips for writing to election candidates

  • Personalise your letter. Election candidates get many letters. So to get their attention, add personal details such as your own experience of volunteering or how you have benefited from the work of volunteers.
  • Send your letter by post. Email is good, but paper is less likely to be overlooked.
  • Follow up with a phone call. Ask for a response, ask to speak to your candidate or if you have time, request a meeting.

Letter template

Not sure how to word your letter? Below is a letter template you can copy or use for inspiration.

Download letter template
Resources

Volunteers VOTE!

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