Volunteering Strategy for South Australia
On 14 February 2014, the Minister for Volunteers (then Hon Tony Piccolo MP), endorsed the Volunteering Strategy for South Australia 2014-2020, along with three other partners: Volunteering SA&NT, Business SA and the Local Government Association of SA.
The Strategy is intended as a collaborative 'blue-print' for action between the four partner sectors. It articulates a joint commitment, highlights the key issues, and addresses the barriers to volunteering.
Since the launch in February 2014, a working group appointed by the partners has put into place a governance framework for the strategy's implementation.
The Volunteering Strategy Partnership Board, comprised of representatives from each of the strategy partners and an independent chairperson, will oversee and monitor the implementation of the strategy and its operational plan.
The Partnership Board started its work in April 2014. It is supported by four working groups, also with independent chairs, who are charged with implementing the strategy through a three-year operational plan.
The working groups will develop implementation plans for the following focus areas of the strategy:
- Invest in the foundations of volunteering
- Promote and inform on the benefits of volunteering
- Implement leading practice and high quality standards
- Working together to achieve change.
The Partnership Board will review the operational plan on an annual basis. The findings from this review will be combined with input from stakeholders to inform an annual progress report.
For more information on the Volunteering Strategy for South Australia, visit the website.