Volunteering Development Services Review

A review is being finalised for the Volunteering Development Services program, to optimise the distribution of volunteering services across the State and enable a flexible, place-based approach in addressing community needs.

The Volunteering Development Services Program review seeks outcomes that provide a place based, flexible and responsive service to meet current and future community needs. By collaborating with existing Volunteering Development Services, peak body Volunteering WA, volunteers and other key stakeholders, we aimed to gather important information and mobilise local communities to build their capacity for volunteering.

In an effort for stakeholders to directly inform future program decisions and increase the capacity of volunteering, the Department of Communities sought feedback in designing a model that intends to provide flexible, much needed, services across all regions of Western Australia.

Thank you to all respondents who provided feedback via the Volunteer Resource Centre Survey, Consultation Summary Reports and to Volunteering Development Services stakeholders who participated in the final summary session in February 2021 and held targeted consultation sessions. The feedback and information gained through this multi-staged consultation process has been invaluable.

We are currently finalising recommendations for the Volunteering Development Service program and look forward to working with key stakeholders and sector support agencies in the future.

If you would like more information on the review or have any further queries or comments, please email volunteering@communities.wa.gov.au.

Page reviewed 1 July 2021