Volunteer Management
Activity 2022 – 2026

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The Volunteer Management Activity is designed to increase opportunities for people to participate in the social and economic life of their broader community through volunteering.

Through the Volunteer Management Activity, the Australian Government Department of Social Services funds peak bodies to: 

1. Break down barriers to volunteering for government identified priority groups:

  • People with disability;  
  • First Nations Peoples;  
  • Newly arrived migrants;
  • Vulnerable women;
  • Young people aged 12-18;
  • People who are unemployed.

2. Deliver online services to build the capacity of  volunteer-involving organisations including: 

  • Best practice recruitment and training of volunteers;  
  • Best practice strategies for supporting and retaining volunteers;  
  • Best practice volunteer management;  
  • Provision of information, tools, training and resources including regulatory obligations and risk management. 

Volunteering Victoria offered funding to the sector for four-year grants to break down barriers for the priority groups. The successful consortiums are listed below. 

If you are looking to build capacity of an organisation that involves volunteers in this work or for face-to-face assistance in breaking down barriers in any or all of the identified priority groups, contact the consortium that covers your area today.

A great range of free resources and online training sessions can be found on the Volunteering Victoria website. You can also learn more by contacting us on (03) 9052 4524 or via email ([email protected]). 

Additional information

The Australian Government Department of Social Services has provided $8.128m in funding to Victoria until 2026.

During the application process Volunteering Victoria published the following background resources:


Year 1 highlights

Read more on the sector highlights from the first year of the Volunteer Management Activity 2022-26 program in Victoria.



Read more about the redesign of the Volunteer Management Activity and the changes in the delivery of volunteer management services.

VMA National

National projects

Read more on the strategic direction of the new Volunteer Management Activity, including national initiatives managed by the VMA Council.

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