The first of its kind
The Volunteering Strategy for South Australia is a ‘world first’ partnership agreement that has been collaboratively developed, is sector-led, and has cross-sector support.
This cross-sector partnership is essential to achieving impact. The strategy partnership has unleashed innovative ways of working, mobilising expertise and resources, created shared accountability and generated shared value. Each sector has a valuable role to play, but it is in collaboration that real transformation is happening.
Why volunteers are important
Volunteering plays a key role in sustaining healthy, resilient communities and contributes significantly to the quality and vibrancy of our society.
As a community, South Australia depends on over 900,000 volunteers to support the provision of essential services and help maintain community wellbeing. Together they give 1.7 million hours, equivalent to 107,400 full time jobs, worth about $5 billion to our state each year.
We want to make sure that the number of volunteers continues to grow and that we can embrace new opportunities so that volunteering remains vibrant and strong. We are committed to the implementation of this strategy and look forward to working in partnership to see our outcomes achieved by 2027.