The Volunteer Manager surveys have now closed. Findings are being analysed and the full report will be published in March 2024.

What is the State of Volunteering Research?

In 2023, VolunteeringACT coordinated the biggest survey of volunteers and volunteer managers ever conducted in the ACT. Together, the two surveys received over 580 responses from both volunteers and volunteer managers, providing us with a vital snapshot on the current state of the ACT Volunteering Sector.

Next steps

The survey data will be collated into a final Report and used in our Policy and Advocacy work, including the continued development of the ACT Volunteering Strategy and will also help us to support your organisation’s volunteer programs through tools, resources and advice.

Also, volunteer involving organisations can access the report and use the data internally to enhance their work or to build volunteer programs closer to the sector’s needs.

More about the project

The State of Volunteering Report is a research project conducted by an independent organisation in partnership with State and Territory Volunteering Peak Bodies and aims to provide a current snapshot of the volunteering sector across Australia.

The research also captures and quantifies the changing nature of volunteering in the population and in volunteer-involving organisations.

The methodology used in this project was first undertaken in Tasmania in 2014, in Western Australia in 2015 and again in Tasmania in 2019. Volunteering is defined in these reports as ‘Time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain.’ This definition was developed by Volunteering Australia in 2015 and adopted by all state and territory volunteering peak bodies.