The report polled more than 800 volunteering groups, finding that traditional forms of volunteering remained popular but new forms of participation were emerging and needed to be accommodated.
The report will inform the National Volunteering Strategy, which the Australian Government plans to release later in 2011.
The strategy will outline the Government’s vision for volunteering over the next 10 years and will provide a framework which encourages volunteering.
Ms Plibersek also announced the membership of a new Volunteer Advisory Group, which will provide advice to the Government.
Members of the council include:
Third Sector acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.