Forum 2019

Volunteering Victoria held its 2019 AGM on Wednesday 16 October.

The event, held at NAB Arena, was well attended by a large number of Volunteering Victoria members and supporters.


In 2015, the UN unveiled 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which they describe as “a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity”.
On Wednesday 16 October, At the Volunteering Victoria’s 2019 AGM, the panel explored these goals through a sector specific lens, leading a discussion which brings to the fore an important question for all in attendance; how do the SDGs relate to me?

Keynote & Panel Discussion:

Ian Chambers, author and Program Director of Plan for the Planet provided the audience with context about the SDG program and explored how they are currently being implemented, as well as the opportunities for implementation that exist.

>> Download Ian Chamber’s slides here

The panel discussion included Paul Bird from Australian Volunteers International, Adrienne Picone from Volunteering Australia and Brandon Ah Tong from Fred Hollows Foundation. The panel was moderated by Felicity Green from Spark Strategy. In addition to this discussion of the broader political and social landscape, AGM attendees were guided in exploring how the SDG’s relate to their own lives as managers and coordinators of volunteer programs.