The role of volunteering post-pandemic Australia

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We are delighted to invite you to an Open Mind Forum, to discuss the role of volunteering in post-pandemic Australia

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Committee for Melbourne is delighted to invite you to an Open Mind Forum, to discuss the role of volunteering in post-pandemic Australia.

When: Tuesday , 21 September | 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Where: The Committee’s E-ROOM

Millions of Australians freely give their time and labour for community service. Whether fighting fires, delivering food to the vulnerable or selling raffle tickets at the local sporting club, volunteers help keep communities connected and strong.

Despite its importance, Australia’s volunteering workforce has not been immune to the pandemic’s fallout. One study estimates that the percentage of volunteers has dropped from 36 to 24 per cent; equating to approximately 293 million fewer volunteering hours.

The disruptive impact on volunteering services has been far-reaching; affecting already vulnerable Australians and Indo-Pacific communities, as well as not-for-profit organisations and the wellbeing of volunteers themselves.

Committee for Melbourne is pleased to convene this forum to explore the impacts of COVID-19 on volunteering, how organisations and volunteers can respond, the role of volunteers in future crises and how policymakers can better-provide support to this most important sector.

Guest speakers include Scott Chapman, CEO, Royal Flying Doctors Service Victoria, Zoë Mander-Jones, Program Director, AVI, Scott Miller, CEO, Volunteering Victoria, Rikki Andrews, GM Fund Dev., Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, and Martina Beaumont, Education Volunteer, Ardoch.

For general enquiries please contact the events team at events@melbourne.org.au.

Kind Regards,

Committee for Melbourne

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