Due to the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, the Victorian Government is focusing its efforts on a strong response to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all Victorians.

The Victorian Government remains committed to developing and implementing a Victorian Volunteer Strategy to support and enhance volunteering and will return to this important work later in the year.

We acknowledge the support of all in the volunteering community who have completed our surveys, taken part in a workshop as a participant or a partner, or have expressed interest to attend a workshop.

Your ongoing contribution of experiences and ideas will be vital to strengthening volunteering.

Coronavirus updates

During this unprecedented time, the latest updates, advice and resources are available at the following sites:

Online consultation open

We encourage you to share your thoughts and experiences as community members, volunteers, leaders and managers of volunteers or community organisations, or supporting organisations. Your input will be vital to ensuring the strategy is informed by a wide variety of views.

Online consultation is open until 31 December 2020. To seek broad insights across the volunteering community, this will include:

  • Survey of volunteering leadership and support
  • Survey of community life and volunteer experiences

To provide your input, please visit the Engage Victoria consultation page. You can also subscribe to ‘stay up to date’ and receive future updates as the Strategy develops.


A taskforce has been set up to help inform the development of strategy and to provide recommendations to government on how best to support and strengthen volunteering in Victoria. The taskforce will hold their first meeting on the 23rd of November 2020. 


A series of workshops across Victoria will be an important opportunity to hear your volunteering experiences and ideas to strengthen and support volunteering.

We anticipate that community gatherings will once again be safe in 2021, and workshop updates will be posted on this page as further information becomes available.

Express your interest in attending one of our workshops.

Future workshop locations

  • Bairnsdale
  • Bendigo
  • Geelong
  • Horsham
  • Melbourne
  • Mildura
  • Wangaratta
  • Warragul
  • Warrnambool

Past workshops

  • Ballarat - 24 February 2020
  • Traralgon - 5 December 2019

More information

The Strategy will be informed by consultation with a broad range of stakeholders across the Victorian public and volunteering community.

To ensure buy-in and support for the Strategy, consultation will seek deep insights into the challenges and opportunities for volunteers, community members, managers of volunteers and organisations.

Parliamentary Secretary for Volunteers, Anthony Carbines, will oversee development of the Strategy.


Email: volunteer.strategy@dhhs.vic.gov.au

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