Volunteering Victoria want to make volunteering and our resources inclusive for people with disability, newly arrived migrants, and First Nations Peoples of Victoria. If you want to be a voice for your community, consider joining one of our Advisory Groups!


Volunteering Victoria received federal funding to manage the Volunteer Management Activity program across Victoria. The funding aims to break down barriers to volunteering for First Nations Peoples, people with disability, and newly arrived migrants to Australia.  

Volunteering Victoria is committed to building a vibrant, strong volunteering community that is inclusive, respected, and sustainable. 

Volunteering Victoria strives to prioritise the self-determination, experiences, and goals of First Nations Peoples in the development of organisational resources, programs, and activities that address barriers to volunteering or community giving.  

Your voice is important to us, and we need you to help inform and transform the volunteering sector!

About the Advisory Groups

An Advisory Group has been established for People with disability, First Nations Peoples, and Newly arrived migrants. You may find Terms of Reference for each group by clicking on the images below.

First Nations Peoples

People with disability

Newly arrived migrants

The Advisory Groups enable the perspectives of each community to be incorporated into our activities and help make the volunteering sector more inclusive. Each group meets three times per year (usually online) for approximately 2 hours per meeting.

At the meetings we will:

  • ask for your ideas and feedback about existing volunteer resources and development of new resources (e.g. fact sheets, guides) to make volunteer involving organisations more inclusive and diverse 
  • provide a safe space for discussion of current and emerging issues within the volunteering sector from the perspective of each priority group 
  • listen to you and learn the barriers to volunteering from your perspective 

Eligibility requirements

We are seeking a diverse range of group members from regional and metro Victoria who have a passion for using their lived experience to influence improvements that make our communities stronger.

Our only requirements are that:

  • you are living in Victoria
  • you are 18 years of age or older
  • you have direct personal experience as a member of one of the following groups:
    –  First Nations Peoples of Victoria
    –  People with disability
    –  Newly arrived migrant to Australia within the last five years and/or granted Australian permanent residency status within the last five years

How do I apply?

We will be accepting submissions of your expression of interest at any time! If the advisory group is at capacity for membership, we will keep your details on file and get in touch with you when a position become available.

To register your interest in joining one of our Advisory Groups, please complete the online registration form below. Alternatively you can also download a Word version of the registration form and return via email to [email protected].

Express your interest

Benefits of joining

  • develop leadership skills 
  • gain experience in decision-making 
  • network and make professional connections
  • be a voice for change and inclusivity in the volunteering sector
  • gain committee experience
  • see your ideas implemented

How we will support you

  • Members of the Advisory Groups will be paid on honorarium
  • We will listen to your needs when planning our meetings so that we can make the sessions as welcoming, inclusive, and accessible as possible
  • We will be flexible
  • We will facilitate a collaborative and safe meeting format
  • We will show sensitivity and discretion of your shared personal lived experience

Contact us

If you have any questions about the Advisory Groups, the expression of interest process or would prefer to submit your expression of interest with someone over the phone, you are welcome to call 03 9052 4524 or email us at [email protected].