Volunteer Support Organisations (VSOs, sometimes known as Volunteer Resource Centres) provide localised support services to volunteers and volunteer-involving organisations (VIOs) in their region.
16 VSOs in Victoria are currently funded by the Volunteer Management Activity, administered by the Department of Social Services (Australian Government). From 1 July 2021, VMA funded VSOs, with support by Volunteering Victoria, are focusing on breaking down barriers for 3 priority groups:
- People with Disability
- First Nation Peoples
- Newly Arrived Migrants.
Other Volunteer Support Organisations and Volunteer Support Services in Victoria are funded by local councils, community organisations and supported by volunteers in the community.
What are we doing right now?
Volunteering Victoria is advocating to the Victorian Government to bolster this crucial community infrastructure by investing in Volunteer Support Services. We believe Volunteer Support Organisations should feature as a key element of the Victorian Volunteer Strategy.
Volunteering Victoria is a member of the Volunteering Strategy Taskforce and we are working with our key stakeholders to ensure the long-term sustainability and enhancement of volunteers support organisations.Read our submission
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