'The Economic Value of Volunteering in the G21 Region' Strategy (2014)
Volunteering has been a key priority area for the HWB Pillar since 2011, recognising that volunteering is fundamental to a healthy and inclusive community for its future wellbeing and sustainability.
In May 2011, Volunteering Geelong and G21 Geelong Regional Alliance hosted a forum on volunteering in the Geelong Region: Leading the Volunteering Revolution.
An Action from this forum was to establish an advisory group which would be responsible for the development of a regional volunteering strategy based upon the key themes identified at the forum and expanded upon by the advisory group.
In June 2012, The G21 Regional Volunteering Strategy (2012) was produced.
A Volunteer Strategy Implementation Group was then formed to oversee and direct the implementation of the Strategy.
In 2014, The Economic Value of Volunteering in the G21 region was produced which:
- heightens awareness of the significant contribution volunteers make to the local economy
- provides individual agencies, clubs and organisations with evidence with which to advocate to government authorities and funding bodies
- encourages others to recognize that volunteers are valued for the contribution they make to the community through volunteering
- provide a baseline for further work in this area
For further information please contact G21 Health and Wellbeing Pillar on hwb@G21.com.au or phone 5227 4000