Volunteering Victoria recently made its annual budget submission to the State Government, urging them to expand on their current commitment to volunteering.
This Budget Submission sets out a range of ways that the State can continue to strengthen and support volunteering. It focuses on the upcoming changes to Federal funding for volunteer support services, and addresses the ways that the State Government may need to assist organisations to meet the resulting shortfall. Based on feedback from our 2016 AGM Budget Submission workshop, we also prioritise volunteering as a pathway to employment (particularly for young people) and volunteering as a partner to the Ageing is everyone’s business report, and propose the idea of a Parliamentary ‘Volunteer for a Day’ program. Closer to home, we propose an increase in Volunteering Victoria’s peak body funding to bring us in line with the national average for like-sized peaks, and discuss the continuation of the HelpOUT spontaneous emergency volunteering program with the support of recurrent funding.
You can read the full budget submission here (PDF 2MB).
Inquiries about this submission should be directed to:
(03) 8327 8500