In Australia today, communities are increasingly dependent on volunteers to deliver a wide range of services. With this in mind Volunteering Australia announced the details of its next National Volunteering Conference to be held from 6 – 8 April 2016 at the National Convention Centre in Canberra.
“Volunteers play a key role in our country. Every day millions of Australians give their time and skills to support local communities throughout the country. Annually they contribute over $200 billion to the economy. We are delighted that Volunteering ACT will be hosting the Conference in our nation’s capital” said Volunteering Australia CEO, Brett Williamson OAM.
The conference theme, ‘Build the Future,’ will advance volunteering through bringing the sector together to build leadership, knowledge, networks and innovation in volunteering. We are pleased to announce Beyond Bank Australia, our community partner and the bank for volunteers will once again be the conference partner.
“We’re proud of our partnership with Volunteering Australia. Our organisations both share a deep desire to create a better place for all Australians to live.” said Beyond Bank General Manager Community Development, Peter Rutter.
The conference will leverage off the success of the 2013 National Volunteering Conference held in Adelaide and the recently concluded 2014 IAVE World Volunteer Conference hosted by Volunteering Australia at the Gold Coast.
The Conference Program will focus on emerging volunteering challenges, trends and ideas and will also feature:
- innovative programs and models of volunteering
- networking lounges
- tours of our National Institutions’ volunteering programs
- research roundtables
- social activities
For more information please go to: www.2016nationalvolunteeringconference.com.au