New National Strategy for Volunteering

March 20, 2024
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The CBF is excited about the new National Strategy for Volunteering which presents a collective vision for a future where volunteering is at the heart of Australian communities. The National Strategy was funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services, led by Volunteering Australia, and co-designed by stakeholders from the volunteering sector.

As part of the Establishment phase of the strategy, the CBF’s Volunteer Manager, Georgie Boucher participated in an Action Plan Co-Design Workshop with other volunteer managers, volunteers and volunteering involving organisations.  The workshop covered the Three-Year Action Plan, commitments from key stakeholders, and opportunities for everyone in the volunteering ecosystem to participate in brainstorming and developing actions in relation to the strategy.

Georgie contributed and picked up some good tips on how to make volunteering inclusive and accessible as well as how to focus on the volunteer experience for our highly valued volunteers.  In her role supporting CBF volunteers, Georgie ensures our organisation is operating in line with the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement and adhering to best practice.

If you have volunteers at your station or organization, you are encouraged to read the strategy and standards and think about the ways in which you can improve and maintain a high level of support for those who are giving their time to make a difference for your audiences and communities.