Advocacy: Victorian
Liberal Party


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. 

We value our ongoing relationship with the Liberal Party and regularly invite a representative from the party to our main events.  

Our key contact in the Liberal Party, and the leader for volunteering related issues, is Cindy Mcleish. 

Ms Cindy McLeish
Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party
Shadow Minister for Regional Cities
Shadow Minister for Tourism, Major Events and Sport 

What are we doing right now?


We met with Cindy McLeish in February 2021 to:

  • Highlight our key initiative weVolunteer– which is working to support community recovery from COVID, bushfires and other emergencies.
  • Outline our 2021 agenda – in particular, for the Victorian Volunteer Strategy.
  • Discuss key challenges for volunteering and the challenges our members are facing. Some of this is documented in our recently published State of Volunteering Reportin Victoria (2020).
  • Discuss ways that volunteering can support the Liberal National Party Back to Work Plan.
Our recommendations for the Back to Work Plan

What’s next?


We are the voice of hundreds of organisations from a broad variety of activities across Victoria. We want to hear your views and amplify your voice.

Let us know about any challenges or opportunities that we should raise in our meetings.

Use the form on the right side of this webpage to let us know your thoughts and we will draw on your experience to inform our discussions.


February 2021
Outcomes for volunteering sector

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