$10.3 million boost for volunteering
Fifty Volunteer Resource Centres around Australia will benefit from $10.3 million in Australian Government funding to support a skilled, well-trained and well-resourced volunteer workforce.
Celebrating National Volunteer Week, the Minister for Community Services, Jenny Macklin, and Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion and the Voluntary Sector, Ursula Stephens, said this funding will provide support to the Volunteer Resource Centres over the next two years.
The funding will help enhance skills, training and resources in the volunteer sector and improve the capacity of the non-profit sector to deliver training to our volunteers.
National Volunteers Week is a chance for Australians to thank our volunteers for the significant contribution they make to this country.
They are the people who protect our homes when summer bushfires rage, deliver meals on wheels, raise money for local causes and organise local sports and youth groups.
They also play a pivotal role in linking volunteers with organisations and are a key part in the success of Australia’s voluntary sector.
This investment will enable Volunteer Resource Centres to expand their important work.
Nationally, more than five million people volunteer their time to a range of organisations.
Volunteering makes a significant contribution to the Australian economy and has an estimated value of around $42 billion annually.
|Volunteer Resource Centre||State||Funding to 30 June 2011|
|Volunteering ACT Inc||ACT||$332,007|
|The Centre for Volunteering – Volunteering NSW – Sydney||NSW||$574,779|
|NORTEC Employment and Training Ltd – Tweed Heads||NSW||$119,466|
|Bathurst Information and Neighbourhood Centre Inc||NSW||$185,466|
|Wollongong City Council||NSW||$231,466|
|Hunter Volunteer Centre Inc – Newcastle||NSW||$295,466|
|New School of Arts Neighbourhood House Inc – South Grafton||NSW||$185,466|
|Port Macquarie Neighbourhood Centre Inc.||NSW||$119,466|
|Liverpool Volunteer Resource Centre||NSW||$119,466|
|Volunteering Coffs Harbour Inc||NSW||$119,466|
|Volunteering Central Coast Inc.||NSW||$133,300|
|Sector Connect – Macarthur||NSW||$129,466|
|Lismore Neighbourhood Centre Inc||NSW||$129,466|
|Volunteering Queensland Inc – Brisbane||QLD||$766,179|
|Volunteering North Queensland Inc||QLD||$231,466|
|Far North Queensland Volunteers Inc||QLD||$207,466|
|Wide Bay Volunteer Resource Association Inc – Bundaberg||QLD||$239,466|
|Volunteering Gold Coast Inc||QLD||$165,300|
|Volunteering Sunshine Coast Inc||QLD||$125,300|
|Volunteering Logan River Valley Inc||QLD||$125,300|
|Volunteering SA and NT Inc – Adelaide||SA||$458,179|
|Northern Volunteering SA Inc – Salisbury||SA||$271,466|
|Southern Volunteering (SA) Inc – Noarlunga||SA||$185,466|
|Limestone Coast Volunteer Resource Centre – Naracoorte||SA||$119,466|
|Volunteering SA and NT Inc – Port Augusta||SA||$119,466|
|Volunteering SA and NT Inc – Darwin||NT||$308,007|
|Volunteering SA and NT Inc- Alice Springs||NT||$119,466|
|Volunteering Tasmania Inc – Southern Region – Hobart||TAS||$419,179|
|Volunteering Tasmania Inc – Northern Office – Burnie||TAS||$119,466|
|Volunteering Victoria – Melbourne||VIC||$431,300|
|Albury Wodonga Volunteer Resource Bureau Inc||VIC||$185,466|
|The Geelong Volunteer Resource Centre Inc||VIC||$207,466|
|Wimmera Volunteers Inc||VIC||$185,466|
|Monash Volunteer Resource Centre Inc||VIC||$185,466|
|Bendigo Regional YMCA Youth Services Inc||VIC||$119,466|
|Warrnambool City Council||VIC||$119,466|
|The Centre for Continuing Education Inc – Wangaratta||VIC||$119,466|
|City of Boroondara||VIC||$119,466|
|Vision Australia (Ballarat Volunteer Resource Centre)||VIC||$119,466|
|North East Volunteer Resource Centres Inc – Heidelberg||VIC||$119,466|
|Eastern Volunteer Resource Centre Inc – Ringwood||VIC||$119,466|
|Volunteer West Incorporated – Footscray||VIC||$119,466|
|Whittlesea Community Connections Inc||VIC||$119,466|
|The Volunteer Centre of Western Australia – Perth||WA||$468,179|
|Peel Volunteer Referral Agency Inc||WA||$196,083|
|Shire of Esperance Volunteer Resource Centre||WA||$196,083|
|Kalgoorlie Boulder Volunteer Centre Inc||WA||$119,466|
|Albany & Regional Volunteer Service Inc||WA||$119,466|
|Roman Catholic Bishop of Geraldton – Centacare||WA||$119,466|
|Volunteer South West Inc – Bunbury||WA||$119,466|