The current Volunteering Strategy is coming to an end in 2020. To continue its success and achievement, planning has commenced on the development of a second Volunteering Strategy for 2021 to 2027. The development process is designed to build on the work of the first Volunteering Strategy and ensure volunteering remains vibrant and strong in South Australia.

A four stage consultation process is underway:


  • April – Consultation opened for the volunteering sector, volunteers and members of the community to provide feedback (YourSay from 6 April to 29 May 2020)
  • May – Consultation opened to gather student feedback on what they feel is important to be considered in our planning (Have your say about student volunteering survey from 18 May to 12 June 2020)

Read the full report: VSSA Stage 1 Surveys and submissions Report or Key findings_Stage 1 survey findings.


  • July – Second survey and targeted online focus groups with key stakeholders to set high-level goals.

Complete the online survey to help address issues identified in Stage 1 consultation. Survey closed 5pm, Wednesday 22 July 2020.

Read the full report: Stage 2 Report – Qualitative research findings


  • September – Development of second Volunteering Strategy document and feedback from key stakeholders, volunteering sector, volunteers and members of the community on draft strategy.

Stage 4

  • December – Public release of second Volunteering Strategy and governance structure.

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