Promote & inform on the benefits of volunteering

Project team 2 are focused on raising the profile of volunteering in South Australia to ensure all facets of the community have a greater understanding of the benefits of volunteering in the community. The goal is to encourage greater participation and to increase the minimum rate to at least 70%.

Project Team Two aims to:

  • evaluate volunteer supply and demand to support resilient communities
  • address issues such as shortage of volunteers, marginal groups being under – represented or people from diverse backgrounds facing barriers to inclusions.
Project Team

Nicholas Begakis AO, Business SA

Project Chair

Bethany Loates, Local Government Association

Project Manager

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  • Toni Richardson, SAFECOM
  • Kristin Clark, Australian Red Cross
  • Danny Connery, Digital Creative Director at Jamshop
  • Veronica Graham, Senior Associate, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
  • Rachel Yorston, The Smith Family
  • Ida Wong Taylor, Private Banker, Westpac
  • Ngareta Cronin, City of Murray Bridge
  • Glen Christie, Port Pirie Regional Council
  • Donny Walford, Behind Closed Doors
  • Rob Di Monte, The Australian Centre for Social Innovation
  • Loewn Steel, Business SA
  • Angelo Demasi, Adelaide Produce Markets
  • Vicki-Jo Russell AM, ZoosSA
  • Vicky Roberts, Beyond Bank
  • Sue Keith, Volunteering SA&NT
  • Christel Mex, Office for Volunteers
  • Pat Austin, Volunteering SA&NT
  • Michelle Prak, Prakky Public Relations Consultant
  • Mark Brownley, SA Power Networks
  • Rob Silva, Adept Technology
  • Annunziata Thompson, SA Tourism Commission

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