What is volunteering?

Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good without financial gain.

The definition of volunteering, revised in July 2015, follows a review that included the release of an issues paper, national stakeholder information sessions and an online survey to gauge community views.   The result is a broader and more inclusive definition that reflects the diversity of volunteering activities undertaken nationally.

Volunteering Australia’s Definition of Volunteering document

For more information, please visit the Volunteering Australia website or read our Media Release announcing the new definition.

Here is a presentation answering the FAQs to date. If you have further questions please email us.