VolunteeringACT is the peak body for volunteering and community information in the ACT. This means that we work to represent, support, and celebrate volunteers, volunteer involving organisations and the wider volunteer community in the Canberra Region. One important way we do this is through our policy and advocacy work.

We work closely with our members and other stakeholders to provide current and evidence-based advice to decision-making bodies and to advocate for connection, inclusion, and enhanced participation for all Canberrans. We do this by:

  • Providing submissions to relevant Australian and ACT government inquiries
  • Participating in relevant consultations, to represent and reflect the views of our members, and the ACT volunteering ecosystem
  • Regularly participating in committees, working groups and advisory bodies
  • Contributing to national and jurisdictional policy development
  • Undertaking research and data analysis
  • Conducting campaigns.

We are keen to seek out new ways of supporting the volunteering sector to grow, improve and collaborate, helping to ensure that all Canberrans have access to meaningful, safe, and inclusive volunteering opportunities.

We work closely with Volunteering Australia and the other state and territory volunteering peak bodies to share information and learnings, collaborate on issues of national significance and develop shared policy positions.

If you’d like to learn more about our policy and advocacy work or find out how you can get involved in the work that we do, email us at policy@volunteeringact.org.au.

Policy Submissions

VolunteeringACT regularly submits responses to both local and national government consultations and inquiries that are relevant to the volunteering sector. Our submissions are evidence-based and informed by consultation with our members, stakeholders, and the wider volunteering ecosystem.

If you have any questions about our submissions or would like to learn more about how you can get involved in our policy and advocacy work, including sharing your volunteering stories, please contact us at policy@volunteeringact.gov.au.