The Centre for Volunteering was founded in 1974 as a volunteer bureau housed within the NSW Council on the Ageing, at Argyle Place, The Rocks, Sydney.

Chief Executive Officers

  • Gemma Rygate (March 2014 – Present)
  • Lynne Dalton (March 2006 – March 2014)
  • Stephen Dunn (December 2004 – February 2006)
  • Marie Fox (1997–2004)
  • Margaret Bell (1985–1997)
  • Heather Buck (1975–1985)

Name changes

  • The Centre for Volunteering (2003–present)
  • School of Volunteer Management
  • National Centre for Citizenship and Volunteer Management (–2003)
  • Volunteering NSW (1997)
  • Volunteer Centre of NSW (VCNSW) (1981–1997)
  • Volunteer Bureau (1974 – 1981)

 Premises

Moved to current location, 40 Gloucester Street, The Rocks in March 2011.

Moved to 228 Pitt Street, Sydney in 1999

Moved to 105 Pitt Street, Sydney in 1985

Started in Argyle Place, The Rocks in 1974

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