A guide for organisations
The Volunteering Strategy for South Australia is an important agreement developed to address the diverse and ongoing needs of the volunteer sector. The strategy, with the 4 focus areas at its core, is a guide to tackling barriers facing volunteers for example: participation of young people; building the capacity of organisations to upskill and retain volunteers; and helping more people to enjoy the rewarding experience of giving their time.
There is already strong buy-in and response to the strategy by state and local governments, businesses and volunteer involving organisations. The strategy will have a major influence on the organisational strategies and actions of these stakeholders over the next 6 years until 2027.
A cross-sector approach is essential for achieving success. Organisations can use the following steps to start and deepen their engagement with the strategy by:
- Mapping what they are already doing to help deliver on the strategy outcomes
- Building internal capacity and ownership of the strategy
- Integrating and embedding strategy outcomes within organisational strategies, plans and projects
- Communicating your actions on the strategy.