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Volunteering Strategy – Call for Input

From: Department of Rural and Community Development
Open for submissions from: 7 December 2018, 12:00
Closed on: 14 February 2019, 15:00

The Department of Rural and Community Development (the department) issued a ‘Call for Input’ (CFI) to inform and seek views from stakeholders on key topics under consideration to develop a National Strategy on Volunteering (the strategy).

The purpose of this document was to:

  • inform stakeholders of the proposed volunteering strategy
  • seek views from stakeholders on what constitutes volunteering
  • invite comments and proposals on the CFI including additional and emerging considerations which may further inform the strategy

The outcome of this CFI and potentially the input from a proposed National Advisory Group will inform the department’s development of this volunteering strategy.

Contribution could be made on the Submission Form. The closing date for submissions was 3pm on Thursday, 14 February 2019. Submissions received after this time and date were not considered. Only submissions made on the Submission Form were considered.

Will my submission be subject to the Freedom of Information?

Yes, all materials received by the department are subject to the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. This means that all materials submitted during the CFI could be released to a wider audience on request.

What will happen to my submission?

Submissions will be assessed and key themes identified. The feedback received in this CFI will inform the development of a draft strategy on volunteering which will then go for full formal public consultation. The department intends to publish all submissions on its website.