Opportunity for the NSW Volunteering Sector to have a say

The Hon Natasha Maclaren-Jones, MLC has established a NSW Volunteering Taskforce which is consulting with the sector throughout September 2022.

The NSW Volunteering Taskforce is consulting with NSW volunteers and volunteer involving organisations to identify emerging trends, issues, and opportunities across the Volunteering Sector.

The Taskforce, chaired by the Hon. Scott Farlow MLC is made up of 13 volunteers and volunteer organisations and will look into a number of topics including volunteer recruitment, retention, research and recognition.

Responses from the sector will help to shape a final report which will be presented to Minister Maclaren-Jones by December 2022 and will include recommendations for action.

The Taskforce’s report will recommend future actions to grow and support the NSW Volunteering Sector, enhance our understanding of volunteering, and increase awareness and recognition of the contributions and benefits the sector generates.

The Taskforce encourages culturally diverse volunteers and the organisations that support them to provide input into the report through an online written submission form.

To provide an online submission please visit the NSW Volunteering Website (https://www.volunteering.nsw.gov.au/nsw-volunteering-taskforce) and follow the links.

The consultation process opens on Friday, 2 September 2022 and runs until 5.00pm on Friday, 30 September 2022.

If you have any questions regarding making a submission, please contact the Volunteer Taskforce Secretariat, Kellie May at [email protected] or on 0491 217 036