Volunteering Victoria held its 2018 AGM on Tuesday 16 October.
The event, held at NAB Arena, was well attended by a large number of Volunteering Victoria members and supporters.
With the forthcoming Victorian state election, the theme for this year’s panel discussion Active Citizenship in 2018 and beyond was a timely reminder to explore how volunteers, as active citizens, remain integral to the well-being of our society.
Business of the AGM:
At the AGM, our Chair, Angela Seach highlighted major successes and challenges Volunteering Victoria faced over the past year. She reflected through this year’s Annual Report on how the organisation has demonstrated- through a challenging period of change- its commitment to supporting volunteers, volunteer managers and their organisations.
Our keynote speaker, Emma King, CEO of the Victorian Council of Social Services (VCOSS) delivered a powerful speech on the importance of supporting volunteering in our communities and offered her unequivocal and firm support to our Election Priorities. Emma also called for a sector- wide strategy, which aims to recognise, support and invest in volunteering. Justice Connect also attended the AGM, endorsing our Election Priorities and will continue to collaborate with Volunteering Victoria to provide greater protection to volunteers.
Scott Miller, Chief Executive of Volunteering Victoria, facilitated an informative and robust panel discussion based on the Election Priorities.
- Cindy McLeish of the Liberal Party.
- Gabrielle Williams of the Victorian Labor Party.
- Fiona Patten of The Reason Party.
- Samantha Ratnam of The Greens Party.