Volunteering Queensland (VQ) will deliver the Volunteer Management Activity (VMA) on behalf of the Australian Government’s Department of Social Services (DSS). The objective of the VMA is to increase opportunities for people to participate in the social and economic life of their community through volunteering.
From 01 July 2021, the Australian Government commenced the distribution of up to $33.5 million (exc GST) over five years under the new VMA to volunteering peak bodies across Australia. Volunteering peak bodies in each State/ Territory will partner with other service providers to develop and support the new VMA program to increase and strengthen volunteer participation.
The new five-year model will focus on developing and implementing strategies to build the capacity of volunteer-involving organisations. DSS has funded volunteering peak bodies to:
Successful delivery of this program will be measured through:
VQ will undertake broad sector and priority group consultation and a dedicated reference council will also be appointed for each priority group. This will help guide, identify, and implement programs and resources that build sector capacity and reflect the needs and strengths of the priority groups. Capacity building and participation and connection through volunteering will be supported.
VMA program outcomes will be delivered by:
To deliver program outcomes VQ will establish partnerships with volunteer involving organisations to design and deliver new programs and strengthen existing relationships by supporting volunteer organisation capacity to reduce barriers to volunteering among priority groups.
Partnership support and funding will be available for volunteer involving organisations.to implement these programs within their communities.
For further information or expressions of interest to partner, please contact the VMA project team – E: firstname.lastname@example.org or T: 3002 7600.