We are want to hear from you

The Centre for Volunteering is currently taking Expressions of Interest for individuals to participate in a number of lived experience advisory panels. We would love to hear from you if you identify as or with one of the following groups:

  • People living with disability
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
  • Newly arrived migrants (first 5 years)

We value your experiences and knowledge in supporting and creating a more inclusive volunteering sector.

Each of these groups will form their own lived experience advisory panels with an aim to increase opportunities for everyone to participate in the social, economic and cultural life of their broader community through volunteering.

The purpose of these three advisory panels is to gain an understanding of the needs and barriers facing these groups, and to explore ways in which information, services and programs in NSW can best support Volunteer-Involving Organisations to reduce the barriers to volunteering.

The advisory panel will assist with providing understanding and input to areas such as:

  • Focus group discussions
  • Stakeholder analysis and engagement
  • Training and resource content review and feedback
  • Design of programs and services to build capacity of organisations
  • Understanding of issues, barriers and enablers for participation in volunteering
  • A general sounding board for ideas

If you are interested in shaping the volunteering landscape through participating in an Advisory Group please contact:

Zac Harold, Manager: Sector Engagement and Development
E: zharold@volunteering.com.au
T: (02) 8295 7015 

Round Table Projects and Focus Groups

In addition to the advisory panels, The Centre for Volunteering will continue to hold Round Table Projects and Focus Groups with volunteers and community from priority groups:

  • People living with disability
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
  • Newly arrived migrants (first 5 years)

These sessions are framed around barriers to volunteering, they are open and inclusive; Round table projects are discussion focused and focus groups are questionnaire based. They can act as a sounding board session and help provide valuable insight from people with lived experience as well as organisations which support these communities.

If you are a volunteer or volunteer involving organisations which identifies with or working with these communities we are keen to hear from you. Please get in touch:

Zac Harold, Manager: Sector Engagement and Development
E: zharold@volunteering.com.au
T: (02) 8295 7015