The Department of Family and Community Services works with children, adults, families and communities to improve lives and help people realise their potential.
NSW Volunteering is responsible for the implementation of the NSW Volunteering Strategy 2016 – 2020.
We support and promote volunteering across NSW. People who participate in their communities are healthier and happier, have greater trust and wellbeing, and live longer.
Our work is guided by the NSW Volunteering Strategy 2016-2020 which focuses on six areas:
This strategy is based on the principle that everyone who wants to volunteer should be supported to do so.
The Strategy provides a framework to:
A focus of the Strategy is to attract young people to volunteering and support a lifelong commitment to community service. People who are newly retired, or nearing retirement are also supported to explore volunteering opportunities locally or further afield.
NSW Volunteering’s state-wide consultation to develop the Strategy engaged directly and through online surveys with more than 2,200 people. We listened and built on what is already working well. A summary of the engagement findings is here - PDF, 179.67 KB.