Volunteering plays a key role in sustaining healthy, resilient communities and contributes significantly to the quality and vibrancy of our society. The Volunteering Strategy for South Australia aims to improve the experience of our volunteers, enhance outcomes for volunteering involving organisations and supports our state reach a high volunteer participation rate.

The Strategy focuses on four key areas

Number 01

Invest in the foundations of volunteering

This focus area ensures volunteers are welcomed and valued by society and are given the opportunity to develop according to their individual abilities, needs and aspirations.
Number 02

Communicate the benefits of volunteering.

This focus area raises the profile of volunteering to ensure all South Australian communities develop a greater understanding of the benefits of volunteering.

Number 03

Implement leading practice and high quality standards.

This focus area supports an active and effective infrastructure that is essential to inclusive and sustained volunteer involvement.

Number 04

Continuous improvement.

This focus area ensures the impact of volunteering on individuals, organisations and communities is measured consistently with the aim of continuous improvement and advocacy.

On This Journey Together

The Volunteering Strategy for South Australia is a collaborative 'blue-print' for action between four sectors: volunteer involving organisations, business, Local Government and State Government.

This partner-driven strategy will provide an opportunity for all sectors, to focus on a coordinated approach to address the diverse and ongoing needs of the volunteer sector.

Strategy Partners
Volunteer Project Members
Volunteers South Australia wide

Our Commitment


Volunteering is fundamental to our communities and a vital part of being Australian.


When we sustain volunteering as a dynamic force in our society – and help it thrive– everyone benefits. Volunteering matters.


This partner-driven strategy articulates a vision for volunteering until 2027 that is distinctly South Australian, reflecting our unique social and economic way of life.


Helping volunteers and those who support them to have the best possible experience.