Now Closed

This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 6 April to 29 May 2020. Below is a record of the engagement.


Help us to develop a second volunteering strategy to support and enhance volunteerism in South Australia.

What’s being decided?

We need your help to determine how best to promote and sustain volunteering in South Australia.

In 2014, we released the Volunteering Strategy for South Australia 2014-2020 which provides a coordinated and collaborative blueprint for action, identifying opportunities to promote and sustain volunteering. You can find out more about the current strategy in the background tab.

Now, it’s time to shape the next Volunteering Strategy that will guide us from 2021-2027. The second Volunteering Strategy for South Australia (2021-2027) aims to create the best volunteering experience for everybody. It will be guided by the information provided by the volunteering sector, volunteers and members of the community.

We have identified four key focus areas for the Volunteering Strategy:

  • Invest in the foundations of volunteering
  • Promote and inform on the benefits of volunteering
  • Implement leading practice and high quality standards
  • Progressively adapt through continuous improvement

The key focus areas tab provides more information about these areas as well as the proposed actions for change.

Get involved

Read the four key focus areas and have your say by:

How can your input influence the decision?

Your input will help us focus on the most important issues to address in each of the four key areas. Feedback will directly inform the second Volunteering Strategy for South Australia (2021-2027).

What are the next steps?

The outcome of the consultation will be shared with stakeholders in June 2020.

The second Volunteering Strategy is expected to be launched in the week leading up to International Volunteers Day (5 December 2020).

Contact details

For general enquiries, please email us at or call us on 1300 014 712 during business hours (9 am to 5 pm, weekdays).

Closing date:  5pm Friday 29 May 2020