First Volunteering Strategy

The first NSW Volunteering Strategy was released in May 2012 and has provided widespread support for volunteers and volunteer organisations.

The Strategy was drawn from what people said was needed to support volunteering in the community.

Volunteers and volunteering organisations identified what the priorities for government support should be.

The first NSW Volunteering Strategy:

  • established Timebanking in 70 communities across the state, with 5,700 members exchanging 21,500 hours of support
  • coverage of 800,000 volunteers under the Statement of Principles for the Recognition of Volunteers
  • subsidised training delivered to over 300 volunteer leaders
  • reduced cost of police checks for 4,000 volunteers in aged care
  • established the Premier's Volunteer Recognition Program
  • mobilised student volunteers in an unprecedented state-wide campaign: Shape Your Future NSW
  • developed a range of resources to support volunteer managers, including tool kits for social media, risk management and dispute resolution
  • provided access to volunteering resources through NSW Volunteering website portal, which is accessed on average by 5,000 people per month
  • enabled participation in NSW Volunteering's online community through social media to over 1,000 people

Read the NSW Volunteering Strategy (pdf, 757 KB)

Read the NSW Volunteering Strategy Summary (pdf, 2339 KB)

To learn more about Timebanking as detailed in the Strategy see our Timebanking Page.


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