The Centre for Volunteering, in partnership with the Department of Communities and Justice, is excited to be producing the inaugural New South Wales State of Volunteering report.

This report will provide an empirical evidence base from which the value and impact of volunteering can be realised and celebrated. 

Strong data and insights will assist with the delivery of the NSW Volunteering Strategy and better advocate for support for volunteering, particularly around the impacts of COVID-19 on the sector, and shape the future of volunteering in New South Wales.

About the Report

We’re undertaking research to highlight the value of volunteering and the contribution of volunteers across New South Wales.  This research information will come directly from volunteer involving organisations through the completion of a short 10 minute survey.

This research will help to demonstrate the many social, cultural, and economic benefits that volunteering contributes to our State. 

A strong evidence base allows governments and organisations to make more informed decisions which better reflect the impact of volunteering. 

The report will help Volunteer Involving Organisations shape a strong future for their volunteering programs by providing volunteer managers with key information to:  

  • Understand the characteristics of volunteers, volunteering and volunteer-involving organisations,
  • Quantify the economic and social value of their volunteers and volunteering,  
  • Improve their decision-making and approach to their volunteer workforce,  
  • Shape targeted business cases, knowing the value of volunteering and the high return on investment, and
  • Better advocate for their organisation and volunteers.

Volunteer Involving Organisations, we need your help! 

As a leader of volunteers, or a person in an organisation engaging volunteers, we need you to complete the 10 minute survey so your input can be included in this research. 

This is your chance to tell the sector about volunteering in your organisation:  What is the state of volunteering in your organisation?  How has COVID-19 impacted your programs?  Have the nature of your volunteers changed?

We would like every branch/club/unit/chapter to provide their volunteer information to provide a complete picture of the sector across the state.  If we don’t measure it we can’t advocate for it! 

Be part of this inaugural report by competing the survey by March 5 (or sharing it with the appropriate person in your organisation). 

Volunteer Involving Organisation Survey (pdf file), please click HERE

Survey responses close March 7.


Spread the word!

Help us promote the survey by using these resources on your social media pages and or newsletters.  You can also help us by sharing our posts on Facebook, LinkedIN and Twitter

For any questions or assistance related to the survey please contact The Centre for Volunteering by email sovr@volunteering.com.au  or call 02 8295 7022.

Thank you for your support for volunteers and volunteering!